David Shanahan finishes off fantastic Ulster team try 1 year ago

David Shanahan finishes off fantastic Ulster team try

Ulster Rugby scrum-half David Shanahan finished off a fantastic team try for the province during Saturday's PRO14 visit of Leinster.

Jimmy O'Brien broke the deadlock for the defending champions when he crossed in the corner for the opening score of the game after 29 minutes before Ulster hit back through Shanahan after some great  passage of play.

Ulster fly-half Johnny McPhillips started the counter-attack before the hosts went 60 metres with just six passes before Shanahan muscled his way over the line with some help from his teammates.

Full-back Michael Lowry provided the key pass in the build-up to try with his offload unlocking the Leinster defence and the 20-year-old playmaker has said that he's been encouraged by his coaches this season to play whatever is in front of him.

"A lot of our plays, our philosophy, with Dwayne Peel coming in, he just said to me 'have a crack'," Lowry said earlier this week.

"When you're young, you have no fear so you can just have a crack and have a go. That's what we've been told, have a crack when we want to. We'll have to learn from mistakes because mistakes will happen but we've just been told 'have a go and see how it goes'. If there's space there, absolutely, take it."