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2020-21 Autumn Nations Cup International Rugby Men Ireland Men Wales Men

Autumn Nations Cup: Teams up for Ireland v Wales

It’s a crazy old world at the minute and the unique circumstances, we find ourselves in, have seen the formation of the Autumn Nations Cup as an extension of the, only just completed, Six Nations tournament. In a mad scramble to address the huge deficits in the coffers of the Six Nations teams they have […]

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2020-21 International Rugby Men Ireland Men

John Cooney left out of Irish squad… again

Having omitted John Cooney from his international squad for the final 2020 Six Nations matches, many thought the scrum half had done enough to force his way back into Andy Farrell’s plans for the Autumn Nations Cup with his PRO14 performances recently Cooney is the notable absentee from the squad announced on Thursday while Iain […]

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2018-19 Australia U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20: All you need to know about Australia U20 v Ireland U20

We have an indepth look at the two teams ahead of this afternoon’s 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship second round match. Kick off is at 10:30 in Arentinia, 14:30 in UK/IRE.  The match should be streamed live here for those of us in the UK and will also be shown on EIR Sports.  Why is this match […]

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2018-19 Ulster Rugby

Ulster’s Exiles – Pre season round up

As pre-season matches draw to a close around Europe with attention firmly fixed on the new league campaigns, here’s a round up of how a selection of former Ulster players and Ulster natives got on in the off season with their respective clubs. PRO14 Chris Farrell, Sam Arnold Both Chris Farrell and Sam Arnold sat […]

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2013-14 Ulster Ulster Rugby

Ulster: The Ins and Outs of Ulster Rugby

I suspect that I might be a bit early with this as there are rumours of a major announcement later today! Anyway, here’s the ins and out for 2014-15 so far. Oh the suspense …

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2013-14 Ulster Ulster Rugby

Ulster: Herbst confirmed but five more to leave.

As we’d predicted a month ago to the day in “Is there to be another dip in the Shark Tank?” Ulster have confirmed that Sharks tighthead Wiehahn Herbst will in fact be joining Ulster. Unfortunately the other player we mentioned at the time, Keegan Daniel, won’t be joining as he has subsequently agreed a move to […]

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2013-14 Ulster Ulster Rugby

Ulster Carpets continue Partnership with Ulster Rugby into 2014

Ulster Carpets are proud to continue their sponsorship of Ulster Youth & High Schools rugby into 2014 following massive growth in the first 15 months of the partnership. Increasing the club rugby player base at youth level has been a major focus for Ulster Rugby and it is pleasing to see that there has been […]

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2013-14 Ulster Ulster Rugby

Ulster Rugby: Injury Update

Latest news on the crocked ones of Ulster Rugby – still no word on BIG Stevie! ROGER WILSON Roger Wilson suffered a mild ankle injury in the bonus point win over Treviso in Italy. A decision on his participation against Zebre will be taken later in the week. LEWIS STEVENSON Lewis Stevenson will return to […]

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2013-14 PRO14 Ulster Ulster Rugby

PRO12: Scarlets 17 Ulster 9

Ulster slumped to a disappointing 17 – 9 defeat at Parc y Scarlets last night in a wet and windy outing in Llanelli. The visitors points came from the boot of Ruan Pienaar and in truth Ulster could have played till this morning and never looked likely to score a try. The first half was […]

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2013-14 PRO14 Ulster Ulster Rugby

PRO12: Teams Up For Scarlets v Ulster!

One of the problems with producing early team announcements is that they are always subject to change and it looks as though young Stuart Olding hasn’t recovered from “concussion” in time to take his place at out-half for Saturday’s game as we previously announced despite being pencilled in earlier in the week. Olding’s absence, Mullers […]

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2013-14 Ulster Ulster Academy Ulster Rugby

Ravens: Ulster made to sweat by tight Jersey!

Ulster Ravens held on last night to record their first win in the British and Irish Cup with a 24 -19 win at a rain lashed Ravenhill. Jersey opened the scoring after a period of pressure in the Ulster half. A back row break of the back of a scrum was fed to Jersey captain […]

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2013-14 Ulster Ulster Academy Ulster Rugby

Ravens: Teams announced for Jersey clash!

There are four changes to the Ulster Ravens team that lost to Cornish Pirates last weekend for tomorrow night’s match against Jersey RFC at Ravenhill (kick off 19:30). In the only change to the backline, Ian Porter starts at scrumhalf in place of Michael Heaney who drops to the bench. In the front row, Michael […]

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2013-14 Ulster Ulster Academy Ulster Rugby

Ravens: Ulster sunk by Pirates broadside!

Ulster Ravens went down 34 – 17 to the Cornish Pirates at Mennaye Field, Penzance, on Friday night in the opening round of British and Irish Cup. The young Ulster side’s went behind early to a Carpenter try before James McKinney put the visitors in front through two successful penalties. The Pirates added a second […]

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2013-14 PRO14 Ulster Ulster Rugby

PRO12: Ulster announce extended squad for Glasgow.

Ulster have slipped out an extended squad for the game against Glasgow. The 25 player squad features the inclusion of Nick Williams, Iain Henderson, Michael Allen and Ricky Andrew to the squad that played the Dragons,with Robbie Diack and Lewis Stevenson dropping out – which is a bit of a surprise. Extended Squad. Forwards (13): […]

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2013-14 PRO14 Ulster Ulster Rugby

PRO12: Dragons 15 Ulster 8

Ulster produced a disjointed display to go down 15 – 8 to Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade, Newport on Friday night. Ulster scored the only try of the game, with Wilson crossing in the first half, to add to a Jackson penalty, but the visitors failed to threaten the scoreboard in the second period […]

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2013-14 PRO14 Ulster Ulster Rugby

PRO12: Official team announcement for Dragons

Both teams have now been announced and there are a couple of differences in the Ulster  side announced by Mark Anscombe compared to the one we put up yesterday morning. Jackson starts ahead of McKinney as expected but Callum Black gets to run out at loose head with Court benching and Darren Cave has slipped […]

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2013-14 PRO14 Ulster Ulster Rugby

PRO12: Dragons v Ulster preview.

At Rodney Parade, 7.15pm. Available via the red button on BBCSPORTNI Referee: Claudio Blessano (FIR, 3rd competition game); Assistant Referees: Leighton Hodges, Neil Hennessy (both WRU); Citing Commissioner: Ray Wilton (WRU) Newport Gwent Dragons beat Zebre in round one of the RaboDirect PRO12 last season – the only time they have begun a new campaign with maximum points. […]

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2013-14 Friendly Ulster Ulster Rugby

Friendly: Leicester 30 Ulster 10

A late call on Thursday night resulted in a quick scramble for flights and low and behold by Saturday afternoon I found myself sitting in the GNC Stand at Welford Road amongst the Ulster players family and friends. It had been a long day already, with a 5:00am start, and by the time kick off […]

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2013-14 Friendly Ulster Ulster Rugby

Friendly: Squad announced for Leicester friendly.

Ulster Head Coach, Mark Anscombe, has named a 27 man squad for the Province’s final pre-season match, against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road tomorrow (kick-off 15:00). A substantially strengthened side sees the return of Andrew Trimble, Paul Marshall, Tom Court, Johann Muller and Chris Henry to the starting team with Paddy Jackson taking a spot […]

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2013-14 Friendly Ulster Ulster Rugby

Friendly: The Ulster v Leinster Experience.

Ulster 21 Leinster 19 This match was always going to be about experiencing the new look Ravenhill and the Old Lady of Ulster Rugby has certainly come the through the latest series of major surgery in some style. As I emerged from the new Onslow turnstiles the immediate feeling was one of disorientation with the […]

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2013-14 Friendly Ulster Ulster Rugby

Friendly: Low key opener for revamped Ravers!

It’s going to be a fairly low key opener at the new look Ravenhill on Friday night with Ulster and Leinster fielding two decidedly understrength sides. Payne and Williams are be the only real first team regulars in the starting Ulster side though Tuohy, Diack, Wilson and Marshall will add some undoubted talent from the […]

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2013-14 Ulster Ulster Rugby

FRU: Pre Season Preview!

There was a frisson of excitement at FRU Headquarters when the first pre match presser of the season dropped into our inbox the other day. Maybe not the hot, humid, potently charged excitement generated by a group of schoolgirls trapped in a lift with Tommy Bowe, more like excitement on the scale of being trapped […]

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Schools

School: Campbell Mini-Rugby Blitz Day

Well, there are worse ways to spend a Friday afternoon. The smell of a barbeque wafting over freshly manicured rugby pitches populated by over two hundred boys all enjoying a Mini-Rugby Blitz day at Campbell College. It was as if organiser, John Anderson, had picked the conditions personally. If only the songs on his playlist […]

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Ulster Ulster Academy

Under 20: Connacht 7 Ulster 9.

Stuart Olding kicked Ulster to victory in the U20’s Interprovincial encounter at Dubarry Park on Friday night. Following last weeks win over Leinster, Ulster are now in pole position to secure the U20’s Interprovincial Series but they will have to beat  Munster next week in Musgrave Park if they are to guarantee finishing as champions. […]