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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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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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2018-19 PRO14

PRO14: Ulster 14 Leinster 13

Ulster ended a run of four losses against Leinster with a 14-13 victory over their neighbours at Kingspan Stadium in the final match of the Guinness PRO14 regular season. The match wasn’t a classic it was good to see some of the fringe players get some game time at the end of the season. Debutant […]

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2018-19 PRO14

PRO14: Ulster 19 Munster 12

Ulster sign off for Christmas with a 19-12 victory over Munster in a feisty affair at Kingspan tonight thanks to tries from Rob Herring, Robert Baloucoune and Dave Shanahan. From the kick off Ulster found themselves on the back foot when Robert Baloucoune left a little too much in on his opposite number and was […]

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2018-19 PRO14

PRO14: Scarlets 29 Ulster 12

Scarlets take an early lead in a three match series over the next four against Ulster with a 29-12 win in round nine of the Guinness PRO14. The Welsh region were too strong in the middle third of the match and pulled away thanks to two quick tries from Kieran Hardy and Kieron Fonotia at […]

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2018-19 PRO14

PRO14: Ulster 36 Dragons 18

A patchy performance was enough for Ulster to seal the bonus point win and move into third spot in Conference B ahead of Edinburgh who lost to Zebre tonight. Stuart McCloskey grabbed a brace of tries while Henry Speight opened the scoring. Dave Shanahan and Michael Lowry added the other scores. Ulster made a confident […]

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2018-19 ERCC

HEC: Racing 92 44 Ulster 12

A second half blitz from Racing 92 see them run out 44-12 winners against Ulster tonight. Dave Shanahan and Jacob Stockdale scored Ulster’s tries in the first half and no points after the 21st minute was costly for this young Ulster side. Racing’s gameplan was evident from the off, they were keen on hitting the […]

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2018-19 PRO14

PRO14: Cheetahs 39 Ulster 39

Billy Burns’ conversion in the final play of the game secured a draw and prevented an opposition victory for the third time in four weeks. Henry Speight provided a crucial try while Dave Shanahan grabbed a brace as well as a Jonny Stewart try and penalty try. Ulster made a poor start however as Gerhardus […]

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

Teams up for Munster Ulster B&I Cup Quarter Final.

The teams have been announced for the B&I Cup Quarter Final between Munster A and Ulster A which takes part at Musgrave Park, Cork on Saturday afternoon.  Ulster A everpresent Mark Best captains the Ulster side from centre where he partners Jack Owens.  Aaron Cairns returns from injury to take up his place on the wing. […]

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2016-17 ERCC

ERCC: Exeter Chiefs 31 Ulster Rugby 19

Exeter Chiefs (12) 31 TRY: Michele Campagnaro (2), Thomas Waldrom (2), Penalty Try. CON: Gareth Steenson (3) Ulster Rugby (12) 19 TRY: Sean Reidy, Charles Piutau (2). CON: Paddy Jackson (2). Ulster effectively crashed out of European competition with this 31 – 19 defeat at Sandy Park yesterday evening. There is a faint mathematical possibility that […]

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2016-17 ERCC

ERCC: Teams up for Exeter v Ulster

The teams have been announced for Sunday evening’s Champions Cup clash between Exeter Chiefs and Ulster Rugby at Sandy Park, kick off 17:30. Live on BT Sport.  In the backs we see Charles Piutau return to the starting line up, with Jacob Stockdale dropping to the bench, and Dave Shanahan swaps places with Paul Marshall at […]

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

B&I Cup: Cardiff Blues PS 27 Ulster A 30

Cardiff Blues Premier Select (17) 27 TRY: Cam Dolan, Gareth Thompson, Ben Jones. CON: Gareth Thompson (3). PEN: Gareth Thompson (2). Ulster A (13) 30 TRY: Lorcan Dow, Brett Herron, Philip Cooper. CON: Johnny McPhillips (3). PEN: Johnny McPhillips (3). Ulster A continued their positive progression in the British and Irish Cup with a 30 – 27 win against Cardiff […]

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

B&I Cup: Teams up for Cardiff Blues PS v Ulster A.

There are a handful of changes on both sides for this return leg of the British and Irish Cup match which takes place on Saturday afternoon at Sardis Road, Pontypridd. Kick off 2:30 pm.  Ulster have made four changes in the back line, the most noteworthy being Johnny McPhillips starting at 10 ahead of Brett […]

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

B&I CUP: Ulster A 16 Cardiff Blues PS 10

Ulster A (9) 16  TRY: Jack Owens. CON: Johnny McPhillips. PEN: Johnny McPhillips. Cardiff Blues Premiership Select (7) 10 TRY: Kyle Evans. CON: Gareth Thompson. PEN: Gareth Thompson. The boot of Johnny McPhillps was the difference between the teams when Ulster A entertained Cardiff Blues Premiership Select at Ballymena RFC on Friday evening.  The result, […]

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

B&I Cup: Teams up for Ulster A v Cardiff Blues PS

The teams have been announced for Ulster A’s British and Irish Cup third round match against Cardiff Blues Premiership Select which takes place at Ballymena RFC on Friday evening. Kick off 7:00 pm. Im pleased to see that there is a degree of continuity in these Ulster sides this season with eleven of the squad […]

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2016-17 Friendly

Friendly: Ulster 29 Northampton 19 (Pictures)

Ulster (24) 29 TRY: Louis Ludik, Charles Piatau, Rob Herring, Jacob Stockdale. PEN: Robert Lyttle. CON: Robert Lyttle (3). Northampton (0) 19 TRY: Alex Waller, Tom Collins, Juan Pablo Estelles. CON: Stephen Myler, JJ Hanrahan. Ulster’s pre-season finally got on track with an impressive 29 – 19 win against Northampton at Ravenhill on Friday evening.  Given the personnel available for […]

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2016-17 Friendly

Friendly: Teams up for Ulster v Northampton.

The team’s for tomorrow nights friendly have been announced, albeit unfashionably late by Ulster Rugby. Northamptons team has been available since before 12:00pm whereas we had to wait until after five for Ulster.  😐  Not particularly fan friendly from UR but on the strength of the two teams below maybe it’s due to the fact […]