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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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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 All Ireland League 1B Club Rugby Men

Club Men: Energia AIL 1B Week 4 Wrap

It was something of an Ulster club revival in Week 4 of the Energia AIL 1B with all three of the provinces participants recording a win.  Results and standings.   City of Armagh continue to lead the way with the Orchard County boys recovering from last weeks defeat with a win at Navan. A resurgent Malone […]

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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 All Ireland League 1B Club Rugby Men

Club Men: AIL 1B Week 9 Preview

Round 8 certainly threw the cat in amongst the pigeons in AIL 1B with the top four sides all losing. This allowed St Mary’s College to leapfrog them all with their bonus point win against Banbridge. At the moment only five points separate the top six sides. It got equally close at the bottom of […]

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2017-18 PRO14

Guinness PRO14: Teams announced for Ulster v Treviso

Paul Marshall is set to win his 200th appearance and four players are set to make their debuts in Ulster’s Guinness PRO14 clash with Benetton Treviso tomorrow night. (Kick off 19:05) Marshall starts on the bench while 19-year-old Aaron Hall is named at openside flanker. Former Leinster academy player Greg Jones is named on the […]

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2017-18 Ulster Academy

Ulster Academy Development 10 Ulster Club Select 22

Ulster Rugby Academy Development and an Ulster Club Select enjoyed a hit out at Banbridge Rugby Club last night with the Club side having the better of the evening, scoring three tries to one. Head of Ulster Rugby Academy. Kieran Campbell commented ahead of the game: “This is a new idea aimed at giving club […]

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2017-18 Ulster Academy

Ireland U20’s Curtis and Regan boost Ulster Academy

Ireland U20 internationals, Peter Cooper, Angus Curtis, Marcus Rea, Jack Regan and Jonny Stewart are included in the Ulster Academy for the coming season. Cooper, Rea and Steward all featured in the Academy, and for Ulster A in the B&I Cup, last season, Curtis and Regan being new inclusions for 2017-18. They are joined by […]

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

Ulster U20: Ulster Development 12 Georgia U20 27

Thanks to Bob Given for sending in this match report along with his match photos.  At a very sunny but cold Belmont yesterday, an Ulster Development XV, made up of players from the U18, U19 and U20 squads, entertained the touring Georgia U20 XV. From kick off the large Georgia pack dominated possession. A touch […]

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

Ulster U20: Teams up for Ulster Development v Georgia U20

If you are not going to Dublin this weekend there is a great chance this Saturday, 19th November, to view the up and coming players in the Ulster Rugby pipeline as a combined Ulster U18/U19/U20 side take on Georgia U20’s at CIYMS RFC. Kick off 2:30 pm.  Georgia, who will host the 2017 World Rugby […]

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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 Georgia U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 35 Georgia 7

Ireland U20’s qualified as second seeds in the knockout stages of the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship with a 35 – 7 win against Georgia on Wednesday afternoon at Manchester City Academy Stadium. The team extended their winning run to six matches in the process, including their three wins in the Six Nations. Ireland (20) […]

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

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland make sweeping changes for Georgia

Ireland U20 coach Nigel Carolan has made sweeping changes to the starting XV for their final pool game of the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship against Georgia. The changes see Ulster players Johnny McPhillips and Conall Boomer get their first starts of the championship, though McPhillips did play a significant part of the game against New Zealand. Jacob […]

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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: 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 Six Nations

RBS6N: Ireland U20 26 Scotland U20 18

Ireland U20 (12) 26 TRY: Adam McBurney, Jacob Stockdale, Will Connors, Penalty Try. CON: Brett Connon (3). Scotland U20 (13) 18 TRY: Darcy Graham, George Taylor. CON: Adam Hastings. PEN: Adam Hastings (2). Ireland U20’s finished their Six Nations campaign with an entertaining 26 – 18 win against Scotland at Donnybrook on Friday night.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this series of […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland Under 20’s

The Under 20’s teams for the final week of the Six Nations campaign have been announced with head coach Nigel Carolan making three changes to the starting line up for the game against Scotland at Donnybrook on Friday night. Kick off 19:35. Ulster’s three players, Jacob Stockdale, Johnny McPhillips and Adam McBurney all start. McPhillips is reunited […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Ireland U20 19 Italy U20 13

Ireland U20 (6) 13TRY: Shane Daly. CON: Brett Connon. PEN: Brett Connon (4).Italy U20 (13) 13TRY: Giovanni Pettinelli. CON: Leanardo Mantelli. PEN: Leanardo Manelli (2). Ireland U20’s scraped home for an uninspiring 19 – 13 win against their Italian counterparts at Donnybrook on Friday night. Ireland’s points came from a Shane Daly try with Brett Connon adding […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Italy U20’s

The Irish Under 20’s have largely been a delight this season playing a refreshingly adventurous style of rugby. Sure they have lost two out of three games, largely through self inflicted errors, but the losses have been for the right reasons  and it was particularly pleasing that it all came together in their impressive second […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: England U20 20 Ireland U20 26

England (17) 20TRY: Sam Smith, George Perkins. CON: Mathew Protheroe (2). PEN: Mathew Protheroe. DG: Mathew Protheroe.Ireland (6) 26TRY: James Ryan, Matthew Byrne, Andrew Porter. CON: Brett Connon PEN: Johnny McPhillips (2), Brett Connon. Ireland U20’s got their RBS Six Nations account off the ground in some style with a 20 unanswered point in the second half to take this game […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Teams up for England v Ireland U20’s

Another exciting weekend of Six Nations Rugby kicks off this evening with England hosting Ireland at Kingston Park, Newcastle. Kick off 6:05, live on Sky Sports. Ireland have introduced two new players to the squad with Leinster’s Greg Jones starting at No. 8 and Munster’s Ben Betts starting on the bench.  Ireland’s story of the Six Nations […]