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2020-21 Edinburgh Rugby PRO14 Provincial Rugby Men Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Edinburgh v Ulster

Five changes have been made ahead of the trip to Murrayfield to face off with Edinburgh in Round 8 of the Guinness PRO14. Andrew Warwick will make his first start since December 2019 while Sam Carter replaces the suspended Kieran Treadwell. Jordi Murphy also returns while James Hume and Ian Madigan are also named in…

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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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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Ulster 40 Glasgow 15

Ulster eased to a six-try victory over Conference A rivals Glasgow Warriors on Monday night. John Andrew, Marcell Coetzee, Sam Carter and John Cooney added first half scores while Sean Reidy and Matt Faddes completed the route in the second half. It was the visitors who were first on the board however with Niko Matawalu…

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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 Dragons Rugby PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Ulster v Dragons

Marcell Coetzee, John Cooney, Jordi Murphy and Sean Reidy all start in strong squad named to face the Dragons on Sunday afternoon. KO 15:00. With Herring away on Ireland duty, John Andrew fulfills the role at hooker and Sam Carter captains the side from second row. Ian Madigan partners Cooney at half back with Rob…

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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster

PRO14: Edinburgh 19 Ulster 22

An 80th minute penalty from Ian Madigan sent Ulster through to the Guinness PRO14 final for the first time since 2013. In true Ulster fashion, they made hard work of it against an Edinburgh side who could have been out of sight after they opened up both a 12-0 lead and a 19-7 lead. Inspired…

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2019-20 Ballymena Academy Belfast Royal Academy Friends School Lisburn Larne Grammar School Methodist College Belfast Schools Schools Cup Strabane Grammar Sullivan Upper School

My Favourite Schools Cup Campaign.

We’ll be looking back of some of our favourite matches and competitions that we covered over the last ten years and we’re kicking it off with a look at our favourite Schools Cup Campaign. This season’s campaign was setting itself up as one of the best and we’ll be reviewing it later in the week,…

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2018-19 PRO14

PRO14: Ulster 33 Southern Kings 19

A five-try win over the Southern Kings sees Ulster move back into second spot in Conference B of the Guinness PRO14 with three tough matches remaining. Stuart McCloskey, Rob Lyttle and Marcell Coetzee added first half tries while Robert Baloucoune and John Andrew rounded off the score line in the second half. Ulster came firing…

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2018-19 All Ireland League 1B Club Rugby Men

Club Men: AIL 1B Week 4 Preview

With the match between Old Wesley and Nass refixed for 9th November 2018 there are only four fixtures in the All Ireland League 1B his weekend and with Nass cooling their heals one of four Ulster clubs have the chance of finishing the weekend at the top of the table. The fixtures this weekend are…

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2018-19 All Ireland League 1B Ballymena RFC Club Rugby Men St Mary's College RFC

Club Men: Ballymena 40 St Mary’s College 22 (AIL 1B)

Ballymena got their All Ireland League campaign up and running with a convincing 40 – 222 win against St Mary’s College, Dublin, at Eaton Park on Saturday afternoon. Ballymena’s Tim Small kept the scoreboard ticking over nicely throughout the afternoon with a try, four conversions and four penalties, giving a personal haul of 25 points.…

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2017-18 PRO14

Andrew double helps Ulster scrape past Kings

Ulster overturned a 12 point deficit at half time to run out 43-36 winners against Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth. The result sees Ulster move into second spot in Guinness PRO14 Conference B. Les Kiss’ men started the game poorly and went two tries down inside 8 minutes. Failure to secure kick offs has been…

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2017-18 PRO14

Spence remembered as Ulster beat Scarlets

It was an emotional night at Kingspan Stadium as the game marked the 5th anniversary of the Spence family tragedy with Ulster remembering the untimely passing of their former player, Nevin, prior to kick off. The players paid their own fitting tribute by recording an exciting 27-20 over the current league champions, Scarlets. The game was…

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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

Ulster miss out on bonus against Dragons.

Ulster Rugby battled to a 17 – 27 win against Neath Gwent Dragons on Friday evening at Rodney Parade to maintain a top four spot in the Guinness PRO12 but they will be disappointed that they missed out on a try bonus. The result leaves them three points ahead of Scarlets with four games to…

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2016-17 PRO14

Teams up for Dragons v Ulster

Teams are up for Ulster Rugby’s PRO12 match against Neath Gwent Dragons which takes place this evening, Friday 24th March, at Rodney Parade. Kick off at 7.35pm, live on BBC2 NI. There are four changes to the starting line up that featured against Zebre. Sean Reidy returns to the back row to replace the injured Marcell…

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2016-17 PRO14

Ulster Rugby romp to record win against Zebre

Ulster Rugby (35) 68 TRY: Luke Marshall (2), Charles Piutau (2), Ruan Pienaar, Jacob Stockdale, Craig Gilroy, John Andrew, Stuart Olding, Paul Marshall. CON: Ruan Pienaar (7), Stuart Olding (2). Zebre Rugby (7) 21 TRY: Andrea De Marchi, Guillermo Roan, Lloyd Greeff. CON: Serafin Bordoli, Guglielmo Palazzani (2). Ulster Rugby romped to a record points…

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2016-17 PRO14

Teams up for Ulster Rugby v Zebre Rugby

The teams have been announced for Saturday afternoons re-arranged PRO12 fixture between Ulster Rugby and Zebre Rugby at Ravenhill Stadium. Kick off 18:05, live on BBCNI.  Ulster have made five changes to the team that faced Zebre a few weeks ago with Craig Gilroy, Kieran Treadwell and Marcell Coetzee joining the starting line up, Rodney…

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2016-17 PRO14

Ulster Rugby’s run dampened by downpour!

Ulster Rugby (7) 19 TRY: Jared Payne, Sean Reidy, Charles Piutau. CON: Ruan Pienaar (2). Benetton Treviso (0) 7 TRY: Teofilo Paulo. CON: Ian McKinley. Ulster Rugby’s run of consecutive bonus point wins came to a sodden end at a muddy Ravenhill on Friday night as the conditions leveled the playing field between Ulster’s “Galácticos” and…

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2016-17 PRO14

Teams up for Ulster Rugby v Benetton Treviso

Teams are up for Friday night’s Guinness PRO12 match between Ulster Rugby and Benetton Treviso at Ravenhill. The match kicks off at 19:35 and will be live on BBC NI.  Ulster welcome some big hitters back into the team with Craig Gilroy, Andrew Trimble, Jared Payne, Kieran Treadwell, Franco vd Merwe and, current FRU Favourite Marcell Coetzee all returning. for…

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2016-17 PRO14

Shadow over Ulster Rugby performance in Parma sunshine!

Zebre Rugby (10) 17 TRY: Guglielmo Palazzani, Mattia Bellini. CON: Guglielmo Palazzani (2). PEN: Guglielmo Palazzani. Ulster  Rugby(14) 40 TRY: Chris Henry, Ruan Pienaar, Stuart Olding, Jacob Stockdale, Robbie Diack, David Busby. CON: Ruan Pienaar (5). Apologies for the late posting of this one. We were involved in Six Nations action down in Dublin last…

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2016-17 PRO14

Strong Ulster side to face Zebre. Updated.

Ulster have named a strong site to face a weakened Zebre in the Guinness PRO12 on Sunday afternoon at  Stadio Lanfranchi in Parma. Kick off 12:30 UK/IRE. Live on Sky Sports.  Ulster are missing four to Ireland, Zebre are missing eleven to Italy and looking down through the team lists below there are not a lot…

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2016-17 PRO14

Ulster dominate in eight try thriller.

Ulster Rugby (15) 37 TRY: Tommy Bowe, Sean Reidy, Jacob Stockdale (2), Ruan Pienaar. CON: Ruan Pienaar (3). PEN: Ruan Pienaar (2). Glasgow Warriors (5) 17 TRY: Brandon Thomson, Scott Cummings (2). CON: Brandon Thomson. Ulster Rugby produced one of their better displays of the season with an enjoyable bonus point win against Glasgow at Ravenhill…