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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 Autumn Nations Cup England Men International Rugby Men Ireland Men

Autumn Nations Cup: Teams up for England v Ireland.

The second round of the Autumn Nations Cup takes place this weekend after a fairly sedate start last week. You can catch up with the fixtures, results and our associated coverage here and there are replays of each game available on Amazon Prime. After a fairly low key start last week, with only the Scotland…

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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 Cardiff Blues PRO14 Provincial Rugby Men Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Cardiff Blues 7 Ulster 11

Ulster continue their unbeaten start to the season with an 11-7 win over Cardiff Blues at Rodney Parade last night. It was by no means a classic with the scrum count outscoring the scoreboard 19-18. Michael Lowry scored Ulster’s only try of the game on the half time whistle, answering a great score from Rey…

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Dragons Rugby PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Ulster 40 Dragons 17

A blistering five-try first half guided Ulster to a bonus point win against Dragons yesterday afternoon leaving the province three wins from three matches and in second place in conference B behind Leinster. Marcell Coetzee opened the scoring after just four minutes with Sean Reidy, Eric O’Sullivan and a brace from Louis Ludik adding tries…

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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 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 ERCC

HCC: Ulster 18 Clermont 13

Ulster make it two European wins on the bounce with a hard fought victory over Clermont Auvergne at Kingspan last night. Jordi Murphy scored off a rolling maul in the first half while John Cooney chased his own kick to finish off a superb individual effort for the second try in the second half. Ulster’s…

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2018-19 2019-20 Rugby World Cup

Ireland training squad announced for World Cup preparations

Joe Schmidt has named a 44-man training squad ahead of preparations for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The squad contains six Ulstermen, Rory Best, Iain Henderson, Rob Herring, Jordi Murphy, John Cooney and Jacob Stockdale. Future Ulster player, Jack McGrath is also included along with Fivemiletown native Chris Farrell. Despite the extended panel, there…

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2018-19 Ulster Rugby

Making an impact at Ulster Rugby

Ulster were bolstered by the signatures of Will Addison, Jordi Murphy, Marty Moore and Billy Burns in the off season while Henry Speight joined as an injury joker up to the end of December. But have they improved an Ulster side that said goodbye to 11 players at the end of last season? Here’s how…

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2018-19 PRO14

PRO14: Edinburgh 7 Ulster 29

Ulster wrapped up second spot in Conference B with a bonus point win over league rivals Edinburgh at Murrayfield on Friday night. Jordi Murphy scored Ulster’s first try while Robert Baloucoune and Rob Lyttle added scores either side of the interval. Billy Burns rounded off a wonderful team performance with his first try in an…

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2018-19 PRO14

PRO14: Dragons 15 Ulster 28

Ulster leave Newport with a bonus point win for the first time since October 2012 thanks to a 28-15 win over the Dragons. Jordi Murphy scored a solitary try in the first half, while a quick fire double from Marty Moore and John Cooney secured the result before Alan O’Connor gave Ulster their fourth league…

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2018-19 PRO14

PRO14 Connacht 21 Ulster 12

Connacht ended Ulster’s winning run with a three try victory over the northern province at an unusually mild Sportsground in Galway. Tries from Angus Kernohan and Jordi Murphy were not enough for Ulster as the western province completed the double over for the first time in their history. In truth Connacht deserved the fourth try…

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2018-19 Ireland Men

Autumn Internationals: Teams up for Ireland v USA

Joe Schmidt has announced an Irish side featuring six Ulstermen to face USA on Satrurday (KO 18:30). Rory Best and Jacob Stockdale are left out having featured in two and three Autumn International matches already. Will Addison, Stuart McCloskey, John Cooney, Iain Henderson and Jordi Murphy are the Ulster contingent in the starting line up…

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2018-19 Autumn Internationals

Autumn Internationals: Eight Ulster players included in Irish squad

Eight Ulster players have been called up to the Ireland squad ahead of the four-match Autumn International series that kicks off next Saturday against Italy in Chicago. Will Addison is the only uncapped Ulsterman to be selected and his performances this season have certainly warranted the selection. John Cooney, Rob Herring and Stuart McCloskey join…

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2018-19 Ulster Rugby

Ulster’s new boys

With Ulster’s opening pre-season friendly less than a week away, here’s a reminder of who we have welcomed to the Kingspan this summer: Billy Burns Age: 24 Position: out-half/fullback Contract length: two years Previous clubs: Gloucester, Hartpury College International: England U20 (8), England U18 (18), Irish qualified     Henry Speight Age: 30 Position: wing/centre…

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2017-18 Ulster Rugby

Jordi Murphy signs for Ulster

Ulster have announced the signing of Leinster back row player Jordi Murphy. Murphy joins up with former Leinster team mate, Marty Moore, who Ulster announced last month had signed for the province last month. Murphy joins Ulster on a two-year contract commencing at the end of the current season. Back row has been a problem position…

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2016-17 Autumn Internationals

Autumn Series: Ireland 40 New Zealand 29

Ireland (25) 40 TRY: Jordi Murphy, CJ Stander, Conor Murray, Simon Zebo, Robbie Henshaw. CON: Johnny Sexton (2), Joey Carbery. PEN: Johnny Sexton (2), Conor Murray. New Zealand (8) 29 TRY: George Moala, TJ Perenara, Ben Smith, Scott Barrett. CON: Beauden Barrett (3). PEN: Beauden Barrett. This is one of those games that will live long…

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2016-17 Autumn Internationals

Ireland: Teams up for Chicago jolly!

The Ireland and New Zealand teams were announced earlier this evening for Saturday’s jolly in Chicago, the game at Soldier’s field kicking off at 20:00 UK/IRE. Live on BTSports 2.  Ulster’s Rory Best, Jared Payne and Andrew Trimble all start but unfortunately there is no room for Craig Gilroy. I’m also disappointed that Kieran Marmion, Joey Carberry…

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2015-16 Summer Tours

Ireland: South Africa 19 Ireland 13

South Africa (13) 19 TRY: JP Pietersen. CON: Elton Jantjies. PEN: Elton Jantjies (3), Ruan Combrinck. Ireland (10) 13 TRY: Luke Marshall. CON: Paddy Jackson. PEN: Paddy Jackson (2). Ireland failed in their bid to win their first test series in South Africa, going down 19 – 13 in the final decider in Port Elizabeth on…

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2015-16 Summer Tours

Ireland: Teams up for Final South African Test

The teams for Saturdays Final Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth were announced earlier today.  Unfortunately Jared Payne has joined Robbie Henshaw on the injury list so there are two changes to the team that won the first test with Tiernan O’Halloran coming in for Payne and Stuart Olding replacing Henshaw. The only other change…

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2015-16 Summer Tours

Ireland: Historic Win in South Africa.

South Africa (13) 20TRY: Lwazi Mvovo, Pieter-Steph Du Toit. CON: Elton Jantjies (2) PEN: Pat Lambie, Elton Jantjies.Ireland (13) 26TRY: Jared Payne, Conor Murray. CON: Paddy Jackson (2) PEN: Paddy Jackson (3). DG: Paddy Jackson. Wow – what a weekend for Irish Rugby. Had to follow this match by text as we made our way back from…