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2020-21 Ballymena RFC Bangor RFC Club Rugby Men Community Series

Club Men: Bangor 41 Ballymena 34 Community Series U2

Saturday 10th October 2020 saw Ballymena Rugby Football club travel to Upritchard Park, Bangor to take on Bangor Rugby Football Club in the Community Series. Bangor opened the scoring early with a try inside the first 5 minutes when A Smyth pushed he way over for a try close to the posts. It was easy…

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2018-19 Ulster Rugby

Ulster Exiles: European round up

With Europe done and dusted for the time being and attention returning to domestic league action, here’s our latest review of how the Ulster boys are getting on abroad. PRO14 Rory Scholes Rory Scholes is yet to feature for Connacht this season. Sam Arnold, Chris Farrell In the two weeks of action prior to the…

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2018-19 Ulster Rugby

Ulster Exiles: September round up

We’re a month into the Guinness PRO14 and Gallagher Premiership seasons, so here’s a round up of how Ulster’s exiles fared in the month of September. PRO14 Rory Scholes Rory Scholes is yet to feature for Connacht this season. Sam Arnold, Chris Farrell Chris Farrell is injured but Sam Arnold in Munster’s four opening matches…

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2018-19 Ulster Rugby

Ulster’s Exiles – Pre season round up

As pre-season matches draw to a close around Europe with attention firmly fixed on the new league campaigns, here’s a round up of how a selection of former Ulster players and Ulster natives got on in the off season with their respective clubs. PRO14 Chris Farrell, Sam Arnold Both Chris Farrell and Sam Arnold sat…

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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 Ulster Academy

Ulster A undone by tight Jersey in the British and Irish Cup!

Ulster A lost 26 – 21 to Jersey Reds on Saturday afternoon in their final British and Irish Cup pool match. The losing bonus, coupled with an earlier defeat for Nottingham Rugby means that our boys still progress to the knockout stages as one if the three best runners-up.   Ulster Rugby has so little regard for any team…

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2016-17 Media Ulster Academy

B&I Cup: Ulster A v London Scottish Match Gallery

Ulster A (12) 38 TRY: Johnny McPhillips, Lorcan Dow, Jonny Murphy, Darren Cave (2), David Busby. CON: Johnny McPhillips, Mark Best (3). London Scottish (14) 21 TRY: Danny Kenny, Dan Koroi, Joe Atkinson. CON: Peter Lydon (3). An exciting game from Ulster A with the class of Cave, Gilroy and Diack telling in the second half. Full match…

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

B&I Cup: Ulster A 38 London Scottish 21

Ulster A (12) 38 TRY: Johnny McPhillips, Lorcan Dow, Jonny Murphy, Darren Cave (2), David Busby. CON: Johnny McPhillips, Mark Best (3). London Scottish (14) 21 TRY: Danny Kenny, Dan Koroi, Joe Atkinson. CON: Peter Lydon (3). Ulster A kept their British and Irish Cup campaign well on track with a try bonus 38 – 21 win against…

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2016-17 Ulster

B&I Cup: team up for Ulster A v London Scottish

The teams are up for Friday night’s British and Irish Cup match between Ulster A and London Scottish. The match takes place at Ravenhill with a 7:00pm kick off. Ulster have drafted in Darren Cave, Craig Gilroy and Robbie Diack for this first of two crunch games, which, if they win, will see them end…

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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 Ulster Academy

B&I Cup: London Scottish 34 Ulster A 29

London Scottish (22) 34 TRY: Alec Coombes (2), Robbie Fergusson (2), Ally Miller. CON: Harry Sheppard (2), Craig Holland. PEN: Harry Sheppard. Ulster A (19) 29 TRY: Rob Lyttle, Lorcan Dow, John Andrew (2). CON: Johnny McPhillips (3). PEN: Johnny McPhillips Despite bagging four tries Ulster A came out on the wrong side of the scoreline, slipping…

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

B&I Cup: Teams up for London Scottish v Ulster A

The teams are up for Ulster A’s British and Irish Cup match away to London Scottish at Athletic Ground tomorrow afternoon, kick off 2:30pm.  The big news is that the team features Wiehahn Herbst who makes his first competitive appearance since January, the introduction of the prop is one of six changes to the side from last…

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

B&I CUP: Ulster A 19 Jersey Reds 6

Ulster ‘A’ (9) 19 TRY: Sam Windsor. CON: Johnny McPhillips. PEN: Johnny McPhillips (4). Jersey Reds PEN: Sam Katz (2) Don”t have much time for a write up this week, but this was a good win for Ulster A nonetheless and it is good to see that they now appear to be taking this competition seriously. Sam Windsor…

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

Friendly: Ulster A 48 Canada A 38 (Pictures & Video)

Ulster A (29) 48 TRY: Conor Keys, Aaron Cairns, Conor Fields, Johnny McPhillips, Craig Trenier, Adam McBurney, Nick Timoney. PEN: Johnny McPhillips. CON: Johnny McPhillips (3), Conor Fields (2). Canada A (5) 38  TRY: Admir Cejvanovic, Kainoa Lloyd, Gordon McRorie, A.N. Other (3). CON: Gordon McRorie (4). Ulster A continued to build on their successful pre-season with a…

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

Friendly: Teams up for Ulster A v Canada A

Ulster A play hosts to Canada A as as part of a double header at Ravenhill tomorrow evening. The match kicks off at 5:15 pm with Ulster v Northampton following at 7:30 pm.  Ulster A are just back from a training camp in France, where they beat a select side from Jeremy Davidson’s Aurillac and Mark Anscomb’s…

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2016-17 Friendly

Friendly: Exeter Chiefs 25 Ulster 19 (With Video)

Ulster men had another hit out over the weekend, this time away to Exeter Chiefs who they’ll be facing twice more this season in the European Cup. Unfortunately it was another loss for Ulster with the host’s prevailing by four tries to three.  Exeter’s tries came through through Don Armand, Will Chudley, Damian Welch and a…

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2016-17 Ulster Rugby

Ulster: The Season Ahead.

Ulster play their first pre-season game in less than a month, the game against Leinster taking place on the 13th August at Navan RFC.  With that in mind and with the first set of PRO12 fixtures announced yesterday I’ve found my thoughts turning to what sort of side we are going to see, maybe not in a month’s time,…

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Ulster Ulster Academy Ulster Rugby

Ravens: Strong Ulster side named for Connacht Clash

Ulster Elite Performance Development Manager, Allen Clarke, has named his Ravens team to face Connacht Eagles in Galway tomorrow afternoon (Sportsground, 3pm kick off). Hooker, Niall Annett, will captain the side, with Kyle McCall and Ricky Lutton joining him in the front row. Former Leinster Academy player, Alan O’Connor, is partnered in the second row…

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Ulster Ulster Academy

Under 20: Munster 9 Ulster 18

Ulster U20’s completed the grand slam in the Inter Provincial Championship on Friday evening with a 18 – 9 victory against Munster at Musgrave Park. We prediced a big showing from the U20’s this season and it’s been instant success for the new “Elite Young Player Development” team of Allen Clarke and Brian McLaughlin with…

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Ulster Ulster Academy

Under 20: Ulster 24 Leinster 16

Ulster U20’s opened the Interprovincial series with a solid 24 – 16 win against Leinster at Ravenhill last night taking that first small step along the road of World Domination. Olding, who had a fine night with the boot opened the scoring on five minutes with a penalty to give Ulster a 3 – 0…

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Ulster Ulster Academy

Under 20: Ulster v Leinster

The Ulster U20 squad for Friday’s inter-provincial tie with Leinster at Ravenhill has been named (kick off 7pm)… The U20s open their 2012 campaign with a difficult game against Leinster who have dominated rugby at this level over the past few years. The squad includes senior caps Stuart Olding (flyhalf) and Conor Joyce (back row).…