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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Uster 26 Scarlets 24

Ulster make it a seven-game winning start with a bonus point win over Scarlets on Sunday night. Rob Lyttle, Stewart Moore, Sean Reidy and Kieran Treadwell crossed the white wash but the game was not without controversy as Treadwell received a yellow card on 16 minutes but replays indicate it should have ben a red […]

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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 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 Cardiff Blues PRO14 Provincial Rugby Men Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Cardiff v Ulster

It’s been a while since I’ve had to do an Ulster match preview as I’ve been concentrating on our Club and Schools output in recent seasons. However, our regular contributor for the PRO14 is unavailable this week so here goes. This season has a feel of “marking time” to me as the pandemic continues to […]

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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Ulster 35 Benetton 24

Ulster open their PRO14 campaign with an entertaining bonus point win at home to Benetton Rugby on Friday night. James Hume, Stewart Moore, Michael Lowry, Marcell Coetzee and Adam McBurney were on the scoresheet with John Cooney adding four conversions and Bill Johnston slotting a fifth. The home side came bursting out of the blocks […]

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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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2019-20 Cheetahs PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Ulster v Cheetahs

Dan McFarland welcomes James Hume and Michael Lowry back to the starting team after injury as Ulster need to bounce back from last weekend’s disappointing defeat against the Ospreys. Tomorrow’s opposition lie six points off Ulster in second and will only have three away fixtures remaining at the conclusion of tomorrow’s game – two of […]

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2018-19 PRO14

PRO14: Glasgow 50 Ulster 20

Ulster were given a rugby lesson in a 50-20 defeat by an extremely talented Glasgow side in the semi finals of the Guinness PRO14 last night. The hosts ran in seven tries, including three in the first half and a quickfire double after the interval which took the game away from Dan McFarland’s men. John […]

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2018-19 All Ireland League 1B Ballymena RFC Banbridge RFC Club Rugby Men

Club Men: Ballymena 27 Banbridge 31 (AIL 1B)

A Conor Field hat trick secured a vital win for Banbridge against Ballymena in this entertaining AIL1B match at Eaton Park on Saturday afternoon. We’ve missed a couple of rounds of this competition, as we caught up with the provincial leagues and cups. However, we certainly picked a cracker of a game for us to […]

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2018-19 PRO14

PRO14: Ulster 36 Dragons 18

A patchy performance was enough for Ulster to seal the bonus point win and move into third spot in Conference B ahead of Edinburgh who lost to Zebre tonight. Stuart McCloskey grabbed a brace of tries while Henry Speight opened the scoring. Dave Shanahan and Michael Lowry added the other scores. Ulster made a confident […]

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2017-18 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20: Who did what 2018?

We continue to benchmark the season just gone with a look at the performance of Ireland U20’s in the Six Nations and the 2018 World Rugby Championship. Results wise it wasn’t the best of seasons for Ireland U20’s. Their two wins in the Six Nations (against Italy and Scotland) were followed by a single win (against […]

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2017-18 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Japan U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

U20 World Championship: Teams for Ireland v Japan relegation battle!

The Ireland U20 side has been announced for the World Rugby U20 Championship relegation play off against Japan U20 which takes place Sunday morning in Stade De La Mediterranee, Béziers. Kick off 11:00 am local time 10:00am UK/IRE. Irrespective of whether the team win or lose it will be the worst finish for Ireland U20’s […]

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2017-18 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Scotland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

U20 World Championship: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland

The teams are up for the World Rugby U20 Championship 9th Place Semi Final between Ireland U20 and Scotland U20 which takes place in Perpignan on Tuesday afternoon. Kick off 4:00 pm local, 3:00 pm UK/IRE. As expected, it’s been a difficult tournament for the Irish team who were drawn in a tough group. However […]

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2017-18 Interprovincials Munster Academy Ulster Academy

Munster Development 29 Ulster Development 21

We caught up with the Ulster Development Squad on Friday evening down in Limerick as they took on their Munster counterparts. The Development side is basically the U20’s plus a few others and it’s a series designed to give the Academy players a few extra matches. Unfortunately Connacht haven’t bought into it for some reason […]

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2016-17 Methodist College Belfast Royal Belfast Academical Institution Schools

Schools: RBAI 26 Methody 5

Belfast’s big two clashed at Osborne Park on Saturday morning with, the hosts, Royal Belfast Academical Institution, coming out on top with a 26 – 5 win against Methodist College. The damage was caused in the first half as Ethan Field, Simon Jackson, Joe Finnegan and David Lyttle all crossed in a dominant display. Michael Lowry converted […]

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2015-16 Ballymena Academy Reworked Posts Royal Belfast Academical Institution Schools Cup

Schools Cup: Ballymena 19 RBAI 27

Schools’ Cup holders RBAI progressed to the St Patrick’s Day final after a 19 – 27 win over Ballymena Academy at Ravenhill on Monday afternoon.  Ballymena enjoyed the best of the opening quarter but their efforts received scant reward until David Forsythe crashed over for the opening try, converted by Bruce Houston. However, an intercept try by […]

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2015-16 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School

Schools’ Cup: RBAI 38 Sullivan Upper 0

1st Half // 2nd Half // Gallery Most competitive fixtures on Saturday were just that: close fought encounters decided within the last 10 minutes; unfortunately this Cup quarterfinal was not one of them as an in-form RBAI and under-performing Sullivan made for a one-sided affair. Sullivan actually started the brighter of the two sides, keeping […]

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2014-15 Regent House Grammar School Royal Belfast Academical Institution Schools Cup

Schools Cup: RBAI 36 Regent House 0

RBAI powered to a five try win against Regent House in the third round of the Schools Cup on Saturday afternoon. It was always going to be a difficult afternoon for the Newtownards side and their cause wasn’t helped by a few of the squad recovering from the flu as well as their captain, Adam […]