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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: 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

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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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 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 ERCC

ERCC: Ulster 25 Harlequins 24

A John Cooney penalty snatched victory from the jaws of defeat for Ulster Rugby as they remain top of the group at the half way mark. It was by no means a vintage performance from Ulster but the start they made was certainly impressive albeit the opening try alluded them until after the half way…

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2018-19 PRO14

PRO14: Benetton 10 Ulster 15

Ulster squeezed past Benetton Rugby thanks to second half tries from Sean Reidy and Rob Herring to move second in Conference B. In a game which was not a spectacle as I predicted, Ulster got off to their customarily slow start. Epalahame Faiva exploited Ulster’s recurring weakness of a rolling maul to score after two…

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2017-18 PRO14

PRO14: Ulster 36 Glasgow 15

A late Nick Timoney try secured the bonus point for Ulster over Glasgow Warriors and keep the slim hopes of a Guinness PRO14 playoff spot alive. John Cooney opened the scoring while Timoney grabbed a brace. Sean Reidy was Ulster’s other try scorer. It took Ulster until the last minute to make the breakthrough last…

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2017-18 ERCC

ERCC: Wasps 26 Ulster 7

Ulster crash out of the European Champions Cup after a 26-7 defeat away to Wasps in the Ricoh Arena. Sean Reidy’s first half try was the only response in what was dire display from the Northern province. Wasps opened the scoring in the 12th minute. Ulster’s maul defence has been disappointing all season and it…

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2017-18 PRO14

Andrew double helps Ulster scrape past Kings

Ulster overturned a 12 point deficit at half time to run out 43-36 winners against Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth. The result sees Ulster move into second spot in Guinness PRO14 Conference B. Les Kiss’ men started the game poorly and went two tries down inside 8 minutes. Failure to secure kick offs has been…

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2017-18 PRO14

Ulster punished by clinical Leinster

In a match where Ulster were hoping to celebrate Rory Best’s 200th appearance, a battered and bruised team limped to a poor defeat against Leinster in the Guinness PRO14. Leinster didn’t have to get out of second gear as Ulster went over an hour without adding to the score board. Sean Reidy got Ulster’s try…

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2016-17 Summer Tours

Ireland Summer Tour: Who did what?

We are back in pre-season, after a couple of weeks off following our trip to Georgia with the Ireland U20’s, and we’ve quite a bit to catch up on. First up we have a look at the stats behind Ireland’s summer tour to the USA and Japan. Not the most difficult of tours and one…

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2016-17 Ulster

Ulster Rugby: Who did what 2016 – 2017

We have a look at the key stats behind Ulster Rugby’s 2016 – 2017 season to see if it was as bad a season as we all think. Worst season ever? We have stats for the last seven seasons at Ulster Rugby. This is the only season (in that range) where we didn’t qualify for…

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2016-17 PRO14

Pienaar and Wilson depart on a win.

Ulster Rugby (10) 17 TRY: Roger Wilson, Andrew Trimble. CON: Paddy Jackson (2). PEN: Paddy Jackson. Leinster Rugby (6) 13 TRY: Penalty try. CON: Joey Carbery. PEN: Joey Carbery (2). Ulster Rugby came out on top 17 – 13 against Leinster in an emotionally charged PRO12 match at Ravenhill on Saturday afternoon. As I was…

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2016-17 PRO14

Ulster Rugby’s playoff hopes end in Swansea

Ospreys Rugby (17) 24 TRY: Tom Habberfield, Tyler Ardron, Brendon Leonard. CON: Dan Biggar (3). PEN: Dan Biggar Ulster Rugby (3) 10 TRY: Jacob Stockdale. CON: Paddy Jackson. PEN: Paddy Jackson. Ulster Rugby’s playoff hopes took a fatal hit on Saturday afternoon with a 24 – 10 defeat by Ospreys Rugby at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.…

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2016-17 PRO14

Teams up for Ospreys v Ulster

The teams have been announced for the PRO12 match between Ospreys and Ulster Rugby which takes place on Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. Kick off 3:00 pm live on BBCNI. We have opted for three changes with Craig Gilroy, Stuart McCloskey and Robbie Diack joining the starting line up at fullback, inside centre and No. 8…

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2016-17 PRO14

Ulster errors hand game to Munster.

Munster Rugby (10) 22 TRY: Angus Lloyd, Keith Earls, Dave O’Callaghan. CON: Ian Keatley, Tyler Bleyendaal. PEN: Ian Keatley Ulster Rugby (10) 20 TRY: Rory Best, Luke Marshall. CON: Paddy Jackson (2) PEN: Paddy Jackson (2) Ulster Rugby’s run of losses against Munster stretched to three seasons after Munster’s 22 – 20 win on Saturday…

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2016-17 PRO14

Teams up for Munster Rugby v Ulster Rugby

The teams have been announced for Ulster Rugby’s must win Guinness PRO12 match against Munster Rugby at Thomond Park, Limerick, on Saturday afternoon. Kick off 3:00pm, live on Sky Sports. Ulster have made three changes to the team that started against Cardiff. Jacob Stockdale starts at fullback, for the injured Jared Payne, Andrew Trimble moves to…

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2016-17 PRO14

Cardiff dampen Ulster Rugby’s top four charge!

Ulster Rugby (14) 24 TRY: Paddy Jackson, Penalty Try, Luke Marshall. CON: Paddy Jackson (3). PEN: Paddy Jackson. Cardiff Blues (10) 24 TRY: Sam Warburton, Rey Lee-Lo (2). CON: Gareth Anscombe (3). PEN: Gareth Anscombe. Ulster Rugby’s chances of a Guinness PRO12 play of place suffered an almost fatal blow following Friday night’s 24 all draw…