Newport Gwent Dragons went down 31-5 away at Ulster, with a 70th minute Tom Prydie try giving them their only points on the board.
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The whale was rescued last week and helped back into the sea. Environmentalists "sad" to find it had subsequently died.
Another largely cloudy and murky day with a chance of a few brighter spells in the west.
Victims of crime are being let down in some areas by poor investigations, a policing watchdog has said.