Andrew Trimble scored twice in a blistering second-half spell for Ulster who secured top spot in the RaboDirect PRO12 and a home semi-final with a bonus-point 37-13 victory over Cardiff Blues on Friday.
Ulster Wing Tommy Bowe insists his surprise inclusion in the British and Irish Lions squad was a huge confidence boost, and he plans to prove the selectors right by helping his side to a RaboDirect PRO12 title.
Cardiff Blues needed to spark their season as 2013 arrived. Munster were standing in the way as the visitors looked to close the gap. And it was an Irishman that was the difference... but he wasn't playing for the home side.