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2020-21 City of Derry RFC Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC Friendly

Club Women: City of Derry 10 Cooke 20

City of Derry welcomed Cooke to judges Road on Saturday evening for a preseason training match, known locally as the Beth Cregan Inter City Challenge. Cregan being the coach of City of Derry and a leading player with Cooke. The teams spent equal time in defence and attack as they looked to dust off the…

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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster

PRO14: Edinburgh 19 Ulster 22

An 80th minute penalty from Ian Madigan sent Ulster through to the Guinness PRO14 final for the first time since 2013. In true Ulster fashion, they made hard work of it against an Edinburgh side who could have been out of sight after they opened up both a 12-0 lead and a 19-7 lead. Inspired…

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2020-21 Club Rugby Men Friendly Holywood RFC Larne RFC Ulster Championship D2 Ulster Championship D3

Club Men: Holywood 0 Larne 64 Friendly

A dominant second half from Larne saw them pull clear of Holywood at Kerr Park as both sides took their first steps on their return to rugby. Larne coach Alasdair McKee took his team to his old stomping ground at Holywood RFC for their first pre-season friendly post lockdown. Despite the one sided scoreline it…

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2020-21 Club Rugby Men Friendly Grosvenor RFC Lisburn RFC Ulster Ulster Championship D1 Ulster Championship D2

Club Men: Lisburn 5 Grosvenor 43 Friendly

Report and pictures courtesy of Bob Given Photography Grosvenor defeat Lisburn 43 – 5 in a Pre Season Friendly at Blaris. Covid19 Guidelines were meticulously followed in yesterday’s Pre Season Friendly between Lisburn and Grosvenor at Blaris. The game was split into 4 quarters, with unlimited running substitutes to give both sides the opportunity to rotate…

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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster

PRO14: Teams up for Edinburgh v Ulster

The teams are out for Ulster’s crunch Guinness PRO14 semi final match against Edinburgh. Ulster are missing Will Addison, Luke Marshall and Iain Henderson to injury but are boosted by the inlcusions of Jacob Stockdale, Alan O’Connor, Stuart McCloskey and Jordi Murphy who were doubts after the Leinster match. Jack McGrath and Marty Moore are…

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2020-21 City of Derry RFC Club Rugby Women Community Series Ulster

Club Women: City of Derry look forward to Community Series.

We caught up with City of Derry Women last week to find out how their preparations are going ahead of their participation in the upcoming Community Series.

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2020-21 IRFU Volkswagen Tag Ulster

IRFU Volkswagen Tag: Week 6 Wrap

It was an exciting, if somewhat damp, finish to the IRFU Volkswagen Mixed Tag Tournament at Belfast Harlequins on Thursday night. Quite a few of the results didn’t go he way of our predictions which made it all the more interesting. Premiership HashTags 19 – 16 Friesian Taggers Sheep Taggers 19 – 7 Tag My…

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2020-21 IRFU Volkswagen Tag Ulster

Tag: Week 6 Preview.

It’s the final round of the IRFU Volkswagen Mixed Tag at Belfast Harlequins and the winners of the three competitions will be decided tonight. Premiership Pitch 1 HashTags 19:25 Friesian Taggers Pitch 2 Sheep Taggers 19.25 Tag My Pitch Up Hash Tags v Friesian Taggers The Friesians go into the final game as Premiership Champions…

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2020-21 Connacht Rugby PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Connacht 26 Ulster 21

Ulster’s first game back was not a good one as they fell to a five point defeat at the hands of a well drilled Connacht side, leaving Dan McFarland questioning the mindset of his players. McFarland’s side looked so rusty I’m surprised they didn’t turn to powder when tackled by the Connacht players. I expected…

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2020-21 IRFU Volkswagen Tag Ulster

IRFU Volkswagen Tag: Week 5 Wrap

It ended up a wet and windy evening at Deramore Park as the 5th round of the IRFU Volkswagen Mixed Tag completed it’s penultimate round. However, the conditions only served to add to the excitement as the competition approaches it conclusion. Premiership Results Sheep Taggers 12 Friesian Taggers 25 Hash Tags 15 Tag My Pitch…

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2020-21 Connacht Rugby PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Connacht v Ulster

Dan McFarland’s first team sheet after lockdown sees Ulster go fully loaded against Andy Friend’s Connacht. Billy Burns captains the side from out half while the only absentees from the pack are Iain Henderson and Sean Reidy. The front row is full strength. Jack McGrath and Marty Moore start at loosehead and tighthead prop respectively…

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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster Rugby

Ulster are back!

For the first time since February 22nd, we can say that it is game week for Ulster Rugby. The PRO14 resumes on Saturday albeit in a truncated format with derbies to conclude the regular season. Benetton v Zebre get us underway on Friday night with Ulster facing Connacht on Sunday afternoon at 4.30pm. Benetton v…

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2020-21 IRFU Volkswagen Tag Ulster

Tag: Week 5 Preview

There were plenty of comments at last weeks tag about out predictions so we’ll have another look at what the stats are telling us about this week’s fixtures. We’ve put down KO times down, but keep an eye on your phone for any changes. Premiership Pitch 1 Sheep Taggers KO 18:30 Friesian Taggers Pitch 1…

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2020-21 Club Rugby Women Community Series Old Belvedere RFC

Club Women: Old Belvedere Return to Rugby

We caught up with Old Belvedere’s Jemma Jackson when she was helping out with Queen’s University Women last week. It gave us a chance to find out how Belvo have coped with lockdown, what’s happening with their new coaching ticket and how they are looking forward to what promises to be a highly competitive Community…

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2020-21 Club Rugby Women Community Series Queen's University Belfast RFC

Club Women: QUBRFC Return to Rugby

We caught up with QUBRFC Women at preseason training ahead of the announcement about their participation in the upcoming Community Series. We asked head coach Charlie Farrell how they have been coping with lockdown and the return to rugby protocols. Some pictures from the night.

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2020-21 IRFU Volkswagen Tag Ulster

Tag: Week 4 Wrap

Premiership Results Standings Championship Results Standings Conference Results Standings Leading Scorers Galleries The IRFU Volkswagen Mixed Tag at Belfast Harlequins RFC certainly moved up a notch on Thursday night as the teams played in their competition groups. Premiership Results Friesian Taggers 19 – 06 Tag My Pitch Up Sheep Taggers 14 – 11 HashTags The…

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2020-21 IRFU Volkswagen Tag Ulster

Tag: Week 4 Preview

Thanks to the teams for updating us on their progress so far; you can listen to their thoughts on the IRFU Volkswagen Mixed Tag competition below. Having covered the first three rounds of the competition we now, of course, regard ourselves as tag experts and we are going to have a go at predicting the…

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2020-21 IRFU Volkswagen Tag

Tag: Action from Week 3 of the IRFU Volkswagen Mixed Tag

Week 3 Results Grading Groups Final Standings Leading Scorers Match Galleries The ranking stages of the IRFU Volkswagen Mixed Tag concluded last night at Belfast Harlequins RFC with the competition going forward over the next three weeks in the following groups. Premiership Championship Conference HashTags Carlingford Knights Tag Heures Friesian Taggers Taggers Bay Flat Liners…

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2020-21 IRFU Volkswagen Tag Ulster

Tag: All the action from Week 2 at Belfast Harlequins Tag.

The IRFU Volkswagen Mixed Tag competition continued at Belfast Harlequins RFC on Thursday evening with things starting to heat up as the teams jostled for ranking positions. There were some big win’s and a couple of feisty encounters as the markers were put down for the second half of the tournament. Week 2 Results Group…

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2020-21 IRFU Volkswagen Tag

Story: IRFU Volkswagen Tag Week 2 Results

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2020-21 IRFU Volkswagen Tag

Tag: Volkswagen Tag continues tonight at Belfast Harlequins.

The second round of the group stages in the Belfast Harlequins stage of the IRFU Volkswagen Mixed Tag takes place tonight with the matches kicking off from 18:45. It’s a bit early in our coverage to start predicting winners in the games but tonight will give us another chance to get familiar with the teams.…

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2020-21 IRFU Volkswagen Tag Ulster

Tag: Volkswagen tag kicks of at Belfast Harlequins

The IRFU Volkswagen Mixed Tag competition kicked off at Belfast Harlequins RFC on Thursday evening with 12 teams competing in the Ulster leg. The competition was held with Covid-19 precautions in place which involved a strict schedule for the teams’ arrivals, limited access to the playing pitch and rugby balls and other equipment disinfected between…

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2020-21 Features

We are back!

We have been quiet for a few weeks with regards to new content but we have been working hard in the background to get the site super charged for the new season. We have listened to our readers and we’ve set about a major project to make the site more accessible. This has involved a…