Quins' Paul Gustard vowed to keep fighting to progress in the Champions Cup despite defeat in Ulster striking a hammer blow to their hopes.

A heartbreakingly late Rob Cooney penalty for the Ulstermen handed Quins a 25-24 deeat wich leaves them trailing their conquerors and Clermont Auvergne in Pool 3 with three games to play. 

Elia Elia's quickfire double in the second half gave Quins nine point advantage going into the final ten minutes but Adam McBrunie's try and Cooney's conversion brought the Northern Irish side within two points.

Tevita Cavubati was penalised with moments remaining and Cooney stepped up to leave Gustard's men with nothing more than a bonus points.

 "We gave them the fright of their lives," said Gustard.

"Twenty minutes to go and nine points up, momentum was with us and unfortunately two or three key decisions went against us and allowed them to score.

"Then it (the game) was Ulster's for the taking.

"Unfortunately we fell short but there are a lot of positives to take towards Friday night.

"We're not out of the competition yet and until we find out we're out, we'll keep fighting for everything we possibly can get."