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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 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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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Ospreys v Ulster

Marcus Rea will make his first start for Ulster while his brother, Matthew, is set to make his 50th Ulster appearance as Dan McFarland makes four changes for the trip to Swansea. Alan O’Connor replaces Sam Carter in the second row, Marcus Rea starts ahead of Sean Reidy and in the backline, Ian Madigan and…

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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Ulster v Benetton

In the absence of Stuart McCloskey, Luke Marshall and Will Addison, Stewart Moore will make his first start for the senior side in the opening match of the new season against Benetton tonight. Michael Lowry will make his first start at out half for Ulster while there will be debuts for Gareth Milasinovich and the…

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2018-19 Ulster Academy

Ulster Academy Player Profiles

With the news released today that Angus Curtis and Tom O’Toole have been granted a development contract we thought it would be an opportune time to have a look at the players in the Ulster Academy.  Curtis and O’Toole will remain in the Academy for this season before graduating onto a Playing Contract. Players who…

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2017-18 Ulster Rugby

The Coetzee Conundrum

As Ulster prepare for their opening match in this season’s European campaign, it has been confirmed that Marcell Coetzee is back in South Africa to seek medical advice on a reoccurring knee injury. The former Natal Sharks star picked up an injury in training after the opening game against the Cheetahs and was unavailable for…

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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

Academy: Munster 21 Ulster 18

Munster Academy (0) 21 TRY: Colm Hogan (2), Gavin Coombes. CON: Conor Fitzgerald. Ulster Academy (18) 18 TRY: Aaron Cairns, Adam McBurney. PEN: Johnny McPhillips (2). CON: Johnny McPhillips. Ulster Academy raced to an 0 – 18 lead at halftime against their Munster counterparts. Unfortunately another second half capitulation saw them concede 21 unanswered points…

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

Academy: Teams up for Munster v Ulster Inter-provincial.

Teams have been announced for the Munster v Ulster  Academy inter-provincial on Friday evening at Thomond Park, Limerick. Kick off 7:00pm.  Ulster will  be looking for a big improvement on their 20 – 41 defeat by Leinster at Shaws Bridge last weekend, particularly after a fairly poor second half from the Ulster youngsters.  Unsurprisingly Ulster…

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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…

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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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2013-14 Ulster Ulster Academy Ulster Rugby

Ravens: Ulster Undone by Fresh Ayr!

The Ravens stuttering form in the British and Irish Cup continued with the Ulster second string suffering a 41 – 22 defeat at Millbrae on Saturday afternoon. Stuart McCloskey, Conor Joyce and Adam Liddell touched down for the Ravens and James McKinney added two conversions and a penalty in a high scoring game. Paddy Wallace…

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2013-14 Ulster Ulster Academy Ulster Rugby

Ravens: Wallace Returns for Ayr Battle!

Paddy Wallace will captain the Ravens tomorrow afternoon as they take on Ayr in Pool 6 of the British and Irish Cup (kick off 14:30). Wallace, who has scored 439 points in a record 188 outings for his Province, is making his comeback after almost nine months on the sidelines with an ACL injury. Full…

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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: Connacht 7 Ulster 9.

Stuart Olding kicked Ulster to victory in the U20’s Interprovincial encounter at Dubarry Park on Friday night. Following last weeks win over Leinster, Ulster are now in pole position to secure the U20’s Interprovincial Series but they will have to beat  Munster next week in Musgrave Park if they are to guarantee finishing as champions.…

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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).…