Edinburgh were denied a place in the Heineken Cup final after losing out 22-19 to Ulster
Fly-half Greig Laidlaw kicked four penalties to keep Michael Bradley’s side in the game which was dominated by Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar.
Pedrie Wannenburg scored the only try of the first half as Ulster’s experience showed. Mike Blair was unhappy with the award, complaining to referee Romain Poite to no avail.
But Edinburgh were doing their best to match their opponents and went into the break 13-9 behind.
Edinburgh, the first Scottish side to reach the semi-finals, missed a great chance when Netani Talei fumbled yards from the line and they were made to pay when Pienaar kicked another penalty.
Laidlaw and Pienaar exchanged scores to keep the game in the balance before giving the Irish side a 19-12 lead after 63 minutes.
Pienaar’s decisive penalty came with four minutes to spare with a late score from Jim Thompson and conversion from Laidlaw not enough to send Edinburgh through.