Ulster hammer Zebre to move into the play-off places

They won 68-21 in Belfast

Ulster hammer Zebre to move into the play-off places

Ulster's Stuart Olding is tackled by Gideon Koegelenberg of Zebre. Image: ©INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd

Ulster hammered Zebre at the Kingspan Stadium on Saturday night to move back into the play-off places as we approach the business end of the season.

Ulster scored ten tries on the way to overwhelming their hapless Italian visitors 68-21.

Ulster's Luke Marshall scores a try. Image: ©INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd

Luke Marshall opened the scoring in the 6th minute and set the tone for the rest of the match. He added a second eight minutes later after De Marchi had replied for the visitors.

Ulster's Jacob Stockdale scores a try. Image: ©INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd

Ruan Pienar, Charles Pitau (x2), Jacob Stockdale, Craig Gilroy, John Andrew, Stuart Olding and Paul Marshall all scored for Les Kiss' men as they positioned themselves back in the top four. 

Ulster's Ruan Pienaar kicks at goal. Image: ©INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd

Guglielmo Palazzani and Lloyd Greef scored late on but it will provide little consolation for the visitors who were thoroughly outplayed on the night. 

Ulster head to Wales in two weeks time to face the Dragons.