A young Ulster side fell to a heavy 40-7 defeat to Leinster in their Pro14 clash in Dublin on Saturday.

Adam McBurney’s try and the subsequent conversion by Johnny McPhillips, when Ulster already trailed 14-0, were to be the side’s only scores of the game at the RDS.

Sean Cronin got Leinster off to a strong start, with two tries in the opening 12 minutes – both converted by Ciaran Frawley.

Ulster cut that deficit to 14-7, but their opponents forged ahead again.

Another try from from Conor O’Brien and an all-important bonus point try from Andrew Porter helped Leinster to a 26-7 lead at the break.

In the second half, Jamison Gibson-Park bagged Leinster’s fifth try of the game, before a late penalty try in the final seconds rounded off the win.

Conor O'Brien was also among Leinster's try scorers. Credit: INPHO