Ul­ster’s rugby hero­ics are some­thing to cheer about

Belfast Telegraph - - VIEWPOINT -

The Ul­ster rugby team has taken a huge step to­wards a place in the Euro­pean Cham­pi­ons Cup quar­ter-fi­nals with a pul­sat­ing home win on Satur­day over top French side Rac­ing 92.

This was a game that had ev­ery­thing Ul­ster rugby fans could hope for — skill, supreme ef­fort and de­ter­mi­na­tion.

This was sym­bol­ised by the pic­ture of Ul­ster cap­tain Rory Best at full-time, blood­ied but un­bowed, as he and his team savoured a well-earned vic­tory.

This is the essence of sport: hero­ism in the face of ev­ery chal­lenge. It also un­der­lines the joy of top sport­ing vic­to­ries at a time when many other devel­op­ments, po­lit­i­cal and oth­er­wise, are so de­press­ing.

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