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2020-21 Autumn Nations Cup

Explaining the Autumn Nations Cup

The inaugural Autumn Nations Cup kicks off on Friday night as the unions count the losses of cancelled summer tours and rescheduled Six Nations matches due to COVID-19. An elongated international window spells trouble for the PRO14 with sides without their internationals for a further three weeks. While the IRFU received €18m in emergency funding, […]

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My Old Ulster Mug

I’ve an old mug in the cupboard, er no, it’s not me and I now have it sitting in front of me at the computer as I type. It’s an old Ulster mug, I repeat it’s not me but I feel the way this mug looks. It’s a traditional Ulster mug with a rather faded […]

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Editorial Features

Seven Days – Seven Games. Our top seven Ulster games!

With seven days left until Ulster produce their seventh straight win we’ve chosen our favourite seven Ulster games where Ulster produced the results – largely against the odds! Saturday 9th January 1999. Ulster 33 Stade Francais 27 Who could ever forget the day Ulster saved the Heineken Cup in what was perhaps the greatest game […]

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Editorial Features

David McIlwaine

David McIlwaine has played rugby for Larne and Queen’s and this year he was awarded a place with Ulster Rugby’s Academy squad. At just 21 years old, David has proved he is one player to watch this season, having already broken into the senior squad and played in his first Heineken Cup match. How did […]

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Biblical Portions

It started with a murmur and finished with the roar of 7500 voices. Headlines like ‘Who Took Him’, ‘In From the Cold’ and ‘The Prodigal Son Returns’ meant mini Humph’s return to the Ulster fold and team took on almost biblical proportions.   There was even a tumult in the shape of the fevered cyber musings […]

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Where we want to be. Where we are. Where are we?

McGlocks said pre friendlies, that by the end of the 3 matches he would know where the team is in terms of preparation for the coming season. Well the phoney war is over, the coaching manuals are dog eared, training ground moves rehearsed and the combatants primed for war, so where are we? Our esteemed […]

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Ulster Ulster Academy

Ravens Team for Moseley

Doaky names another strong side for the Ravens away game against Moseley …

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Rugby Balls From Ravenhill 14

by INSIDER Fat Controller Appeals to Depressed Ulster Rugby Fans Almost interrupting his lunch at the Ravenhill ground of Ulster Rugby, the Fat Controller made an emotional appeal to fans feeling suicidal after Ulster’s recent results. Shovelling huge spoonfuls of potato into his mouth he told assembled reporters, “I know what you’re thinking, but with […]