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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Ulster v Scarlets

John Cooney returns to the starting team as Ulster seek a seventh straight win in the league when they face Scarlets at Kingspan tomorrow night. The scrum half is one of of six changes with Kieran Treadwell, Sean Reidy and Matthew Rea coming in for Sam Carter, Jordi Murphy and Greg Jones in the pack […]

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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster Rugby Zebre Rugby

PRO14: Zebre 14 Ulster 57

Ulster make it six wins on the bounce with a nine-try victory over Conference A basement side Zebre last night. Marcell Coetzee scored four times to put him three tries clear of Gavin Coombes at the top of the PRO14 try scoring charts. Stewart Moore, Luke Marshall, Ethan McIlroy, Dave Shanahan and Bill Johnston added […]

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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Zebre v Ulster

Dan McFarland has rotated his side for the trip to Parma to take on Conference A basement side, Zebre. John Cooney, Matthew Rea, Kieran Treadwell and Matt Faddes are all left out of the match day 23 while Sean Reidy and Ian Madigan are named on the bench. After two solid cameo appearances against Cardiff […]

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PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Ulster v Glasgow

Dan McFarland has named a strong side for the welcome of Conference A rivals Glasgow Warriors to Kingspan Stadium tomorrow night as they chase a five-win start to the Guinness PRO14 for the first time since 2016-17. Billy Burns and Stuart McCloskey are on international duty but Ulster welcome back Matt Faddes and Marcell Coetzee […]

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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Ulster 35 Benetton 24

Ulster open their PRO14 campaign with an entertaining bonus point win at home to Benetton Rugby on Friday night. James Hume, Stewart Moore, Michael Lowry, Marcell Coetzee and Adam McBurney were on the scoresheet with John Cooney adding four conversions and Bill Johnston slotting a fifth. The home side came bursting out of the blocks […]

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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Ulster v Benetton

In the absence of Stuart McCloskey, Luke Marshall and Will Addison, Stewart Moore will make his first start for the senior side in the opening match of the new season against Benetton tonight. Michael Lowry will make his first start at out half for Ulster while there will be debuts for Gareth Milasinovich and the […]

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2019-20 Cheetahs PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Ulster v Cheetahs

Dan McFarland welcomes James Hume and Michael Lowry back to the starting team after injury as Ulster need to bounce back from last weekend’s disappointing defeat against the Ospreys. Tomorrow’s opposition lie six points off Ulster in second and will only have three away fixtures remaining at the conclusion of tomorrow’s game – two of […]

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2016-17 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

U20 Championship: Who did what?

We have a look at the statistics behind Ireland U20’s recent 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship campaign in Georgia. Who did what and how did the Ulster contingent perform? Ireland U20 World Championship Results. Ireland 21 – 22 Italy Ireland 28 – 32 Scotland Ireland 3 – 69 New Zealand Ireland 52 – 26 Samoa […]

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2016-17 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Italy U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

U20 Championship: Teams up for Ireland v Italy

The teams have been announced for Ireland U20’s opening match, against Italy U20’s, in the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship which kicks off in Georgia tomorrow afternoon. KO12:30 UK/IRE. Ireland U20 came away with a one-point win in the U20 Six Nations but it was a bit of a steal with the Italian pack having the better of […]

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2016-17 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

Meet the Ulster players in the Ireland U20 Squad.

I must admit that when the Ireland U20’s squad for the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia was announced last week I was a little disappointed. The squad was missing the exciting Ulster duo of Rob Lyttle and Johnny McPhillips as well as other key players in Bill Johnston, Cillian Gallagher, Jordan Larmour and […]

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2016-17 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20’s named for 2017 World Championship

The Ireland U20’s squad for the World Rugby 2017 U20 World Championship was named yesterday afternoon with four Ulster players in the 28 player squad. The Ulster contingent consists of Queen’s University’s Angus Curtis and Jonny Stewart in the backs with fellow Queen’s player Marcus Rea and Belfast Harlequins Peter Cooper in the forwards. However, […]

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2016-17 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

Ireland U20 Six Nations Review. Who did what!

We have a look at the statistics behind Ireland U20’s recent Six Nations campaign. Has it been a good or bad tournament for the Ulster youngsters? Ireland finished fourth overall, with three wins and two losses. They had the same number of wins as France and Wales but their inability to pick up bonus points, […]

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2016-17 England U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

Ireland U20 come up short against England

Ireland U20’s came up just short in a highly entertaining match against England U20’s at Donnybrook on Friday night. The 10 – 14 win for the visitors saw the English youngsters complete an impressive Six Nations Grand Slam. England scored all their points in the first half with Jack Nay and Henry Walker scoring converted […]

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2016-17 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations Wales U20

Ireland U20’s Grand Slam hopes end in Wales

Ireland U20’s Six Nations Grand Slam hopes disappeared with a 41 – 27 defeat to Wales U20’s at Parc Eirias, Colwin Bay last night.  Wales led 27 – 13 shortly after the break only for the Irish youngsters to pull it back to 27 all within twelve minutes of the restart. Unfortunately Ireland were unable to sustain […]

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2016-17 France U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

Ireland U20 remain unbeaten after win against France.

Ireland U20 raced to a 21 – 10 half time lead thanks to tries from Tadgh McElroy, Tommy O’Brien and Oisin Dowling, all converted by Bill Johnston. Despite intense pressure from France in the second half the Irish youngsters kept their noses in front, thanks to two Johnston penalties, to secure a notable 27- 22 […]

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2016-17 France U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

Four Ulster players in U20’s to face France

The teams have been announced for the Ireland v France U20 Six Nations fixture which takes place on Friday night at Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin. Kick off 8:00pm.  Johnny McPhillips drops out due to injury (groin) but Rob Lyttle makes his first appearance after injury and starts at full-back. Lyttle is joined in the starting line […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: The History Boys.

Win, lose or draw tomorrow, this group of Ireland U20’s players have already made history, being the first Irish side to make the final of this Championship and to be honest they have done it in fine style scoring fourteen tries along the way.  You can read the full match reports and view stacks of pictures […]

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2015-16 Argentina U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland Men World Rugby U20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: Teams up for Ireland v Argentina

Ireland U20 coach Nigel Carolan has, largely, reverted back to the starting line-up that featured against Wales and New Zealand for Monday’s semi final clash against Argentina in the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship. The match takes place in the Manchester City Academy Stadium and kicks off at 17:30. It will be shown live on TG4 and […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 New Zealand U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 33 New Zealand 24

Ireland U20’s secured their second win of the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship with a dramatic 33 – 20 win against, current World Champions, New Zealand. Ireland (20) 33TRY: Adam McBurney, Greg Jones, Max Deegan. CON: Bill Johnston (2) Johnny McPhillips. PEN: Bill Johnston (2) Johnny McPhillips (2).New Zealand (14) 24TRY: Jordie Barrett, Shaun Stevenson, Malo […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Wales U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 26 Wales 25

Ireland U20’s staged a remarkable comeback, to overcome a seventeen point defect, beating the reigning Six Nations Champions, Wales, 26 – 25 on Tuesday evening at the Manchester City Academy Stadium.  U20 Championship Match 5Ireland (15) 26TRY: Adam McBurney, Jacob Stockdale (2). CON: Bill Johnston. PEN: Bill Johnston (2). DG: Bill Johnston.Wales (17) 25TRY: Shaun Evans, Keelan Giles (2), […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Wales U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: Teams up for Ireland v Wales.

The teams have been announced for Ireland’s opening match of the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship against Wales which takes place at the Manchester City Academy Stadium tomorrow afternoon. Kick off 17:30 UK/Ire live on Sky Sports TG4 and S4C.  The teams last met in the RBS Six Nations in February at Donnybrook with the […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: Guide to the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship

While most of Ireland, North and South, are starting to focus on the 2016 EURO’s in France, the rugby aficionados amongst us will be getting prepared and booking their flights for Manchester and the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship.  This will be our seventh year of coverage of this competition and I must say it has never […]