Marshall try helps Ulster to crucial win in France

Luke Marshall races clear to score a try during the European Rugby Union Champions Cup match between Toulouse and Ulster. Picture: Press Eye.

Luke Marshall races clear to score a try during the European Rugby Union Champions Cup match between Toulouse and Ulster. Picture: Press Eye.

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Luke Marshall played a key role as Ulster kept alive their hopes of European Champions Cup progress on Sunday.

The Ballymena man scored the decisive, game-clinching try for Les Kiss’s side as they completed back-to-back wins over Toulouse with a 25-23 win in France.

Marshall had also crossed the try line when the sides had met at the Kingspan Stadium the previous week, when Ulster won 38-0.

After an injury-plagued spell over the past year, the former Ballymena Academy pupil is hoping that a good run of form in an Ulster shirt can see him force his way back into the Ireland international panel in 2016, after missing out of the World CUp earlier this year.

With two matches against bottom side Oyannax still to come, Les Kiss’ side retain realistic hope of making the last eight and reaching the knockout stages by finishing at least second in their pool.