Ulster have lost 22-16 to rivals Munster in the Pro14.

Tries from CJ Stander, Rory Scannell and Andrew Conway helped the hosts to a convincing victory at Thomond Park on Saturday afternoon.

Ulster had trailed by nine points at half time, with their only points coming from two John Cooney penalties.

They hit back in the second half as captain Rob Herring scored a superb try, which was converted by Cooney.

Cooney scored another penalty to put Ulster 16-15 up, but Munster soon retook the lead as Conway make the most of a gap in the Ulster defence to score a try, with Tyler Bleyendaal getting the conversion.

It proved to be the decisive score of the match as it finished 22-16 to Munster who remain top of Conference B, while Ulster had to settle for a losing bonus point.