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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

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 Cardiff Blues PRO14 Provincial Rugby Men Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Cardiff v Ulster

It’s been a while since I’ve had to do an Ulster match preview as I’ve been concentrating on our Club and Schools output in recent seasons. However, our regular contributor for the PRO14 is unavailable this week so here goes. This season has a feel of “marking time” to me as the pandemic continues to…

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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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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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2019-20 PRO14

PRO14: Leinster 54 Ulster 42

A super last 20 minutes sealed a crucial try bonus point for a youthful Ulster side. Greg Jones scored twice along with Craig Gilroy and Jonny Stewart in the second half while the first half tries came from Angus Kernohan and Matt Faddes. [pullquote]Report by Ross Barnett images by Bob Given Photography[/pullquote] In reality though the…

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2019-20 PRO14

PRO14: Cheetahs 63 Ulster 26

It’s safe to come out from behind the sofa. The game is over but all is not lost with a Craig Gilroy’s last minute trying sealing an undeserved bonus point and saving a bit of Ulster’s dignity. Sam Carter and James Hume grabbed their first tries for Ulster while Dave Shanahan added the third in…

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2019-20 PRO14

PRO14: Ulster 38 Ospreys 14

The seniors made it a double delight as Ulster eased past a disjointed Ospreys side, scoring five tries in a 38-14 victory. Craig Gilroy grabbed a brace while Matt Faddes added a debut try. Greg Jones and a penalty try secured a comfortable victory against a very poor performance from the Welsh region. It took…

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2018-19 PRO14

PRO14: Ulster 30 Edinburgh 29

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2017-18 PRO14

Guinness PRO14: Ulster 59-10 Southern Kings

Jono Gibbes marked his first match as Ulster boss with a resounding 59-10 victory over Southern Kings to leave them eight points behind Leinster in the Guinness PRO14. Craig Gilroy stole the show with a hat-trick of scores, while Rob Lyttle added a brace. Stuart McCloskey, Kieran Treadwell and Darren Cave rounded off a routine…

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2017-18 PRO14

Guinness PRO14: Teams announced for Ulster v Southern Kings

Luke Marshall and Craig Gilroy return from their injuries to start in Ulster’s Guinness PRO14 clash against Southern Kings while Johnny McPhillips is set to make his first start. In the front row, Andy Warwick and Wiehahn Herbst start while John Andrew makes his first appearance since the trip to Galway in December. Alan O’Connor captains…

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2017-18 PRO14

Guinness PRO14: Ulster 24 Munster 17

Ulster produced a record-equalling comeback to secure five points against Munster after trailing 17-0 at half time. A Niall Scannell double and a penalty try gave Munster a terrific start but Darren Cave and a Craig Gilroy brace brought Ulster back into the game. Rob Lyttle crossed to add the bonus point in the last…

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2017-18 PRO14

Ulster humbled at the hands of Connacht

Connacht inflict a record 44-16 defeat on an injury-stricken Ulster side in the first of three inter-provincial matches in the Guinness PRO14 over the Christmas period. Ulster capitulated under Connacht pressure as the home side ran in six tries, including a brace from Ultan Dillane. Craig Gilroy and Rob Lyttle grabbed consolation tries for Ulster…

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2017-18 ERCC

Ulster’s European dream is still alive after Harlequins demolition

Ulster back up their win at the Stoop with an emphatic six-try victory against Harlequins in the fourth round of the European Champions Cup in Belfast. John Cooney scored 27 points, including a try, in the 52-24 victory. Stuart McCloskey, Craig Gilroy, Charles Piutau, Alan O’Connor and Andrew Trimble were Ulster’s other try scorers. Ulster…

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2017-18 PRO14

Late try from Lealiifano secures draw at Rodney Parade

For the second time in as many weeks, Ulster were saved from a defeat with a late try. Christian Lealiifano crossed in the 82nd minute to secure a draw but was not able to convert his own try to win Ulster the game. The Dragons went a man down early in the game after Jack…

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2017-18 PRO14

Guinness PRO14: Teams announced for Southern Kings v Ulster

Craig Gilroy is set to make his season debut on the right wing in Ulster’s Guinness PRO14 match against Southern Kings tomorrow afternoon (1pm GMT). Ulster’s lineup has been badly affected by international call ups and injuries. The big decisions see Darren Cave come into the inside centre position and is joined by Louis Ludik…

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2017-18 Ulster Rugby

Twelve Ulster players are out of contract in the summer

Contracts and player negotiations have been hot topics in recent times with Simon Zebo opting to head to France at the end of his contract this summer. Recently, matters have arrived at the doorstep of Ulster Rugby with the revelation that Iain Henderson has several offers from overseas clubs. However the Ulster and Ireland lock…

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2016-17 PRO14

Pienaar and Wilson depart on a win.

Ulster Rugby (10) 17 TRY: Roger Wilson, Andrew Trimble. CON: Paddy Jackson (2). PEN: Paddy Jackson. Leinster Rugby (6) 13 TRY: Penalty try. CON: Joey Carbery. PEN: Joey Carbery (2). Ulster Rugby came out on top 17 – 13 against Leinster in an emotionally charged PRO12 match at Ravenhill on Saturday afternoon. As I was…

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2016-17 PRO14

Ulster Rugby’s playoff hopes end in Swansea

Ospreys Rugby (17) 24 TRY: Tom Habberfield, Tyler Ardron, Brendon Leonard. CON: Dan Biggar (3). PEN: Dan Biggar Ulster Rugby (3) 10 TRY: Jacob Stockdale. CON: Paddy Jackson. PEN: Paddy Jackson. Ulster Rugby’s playoff hopes took a fatal hit on Saturday afternoon with a 24 – 10 defeat by Ospreys Rugby at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.…

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2016-17 PRO14

Teams up for Ospreys v Ulster

The teams have been announced for the PRO12 match between Ospreys and Ulster Rugby which takes place on Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. Kick off 3:00 pm live on BBCNI. We have opted for three changes with Craig Gilroy, Stuart McCloskey and Robbie Diack joining the starting line up at fullback, inside centre and No. 8…

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2016-17 PRO14

Ulster errors hand game to Munster.

Munster Rugby (10) 22 TRY: Angus Lloyd, Keith Earls, Dave O’Callaghan. CON: Ian Keatley, Tyler Bleyendaal. PEN: Ian Keatley Ulster Rugby (10) 20 TRY: Rory Best, Luke Marshall. CON: Paddy Jackson (2) PEN: Paddy Jackson (2) Ulster Rugby’s run of losses against Munster stretched to three seasons after Munster’s 22 – 20 win on Saturday…

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2016-17 PRO14

Teams up for Munster Rugby v Ulster Rugby

The teams have been announced for Ulster Rugby’s must win Guinness PRO12 match against Munster Rugby at Thomond Park, Limerick, on Saturday afternoon. Kick off 3:00pm, live on Sky Sports. Ulster have made three changes to the team that started against Cardiff. Jacob Stockdale starts at fullback, for the injured Jared Payne, Andrew Trimble moves to…

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2016-17 PRO14

Cardiff dampen Ulster Rugby’s top four charge!

Ulster Rugby (14) 24 TRY: Paddy Jackson, Penalty Try, Luke Marshall. CON: Paddy Jackson (3). PEN: Paddy Jackson. Cardiff Blues (10) 24 TRY: Sam Warburton, Rey Lee-Lo (2). CON: Gareth Anscombe (3). PEN: Gareth Anscombe. Ulster Rugby’s chances of a Guinness PRO12 play of place suffered an almost fatal blow following Friday night’s 24 all draw…