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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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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 PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Ospreys 12 Ulster 24

Ulster win their first away game of the season as they triumph three tries to nil over the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium. Jacob Stockdale, Marcell Coetzee and John Cooney were on the scoresheet while Cooney contributed a further nine points from the boot. Iain Henderson set the tone of the game by declining a […]

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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: 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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2020-21 ERCC PRO14 Ulster Rugby

Ulster Rugby: Who Did What 2019-20

It’s been over a year since Ulster began their 2019-2020 season and a 36-8 defeat to Toulouse in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter final ended the campaign, leaving Dan McFarland just two weeks to get the boys prepared for season 2020-21. A PRO14 final and a quarter final appearance in Europe marked a headline improvement […]

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2018-19 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20: 2018-2019 Season Wrap

Ireland U20’s have just completed one of their more successful seasons in recent years. The season highlight was their Six Nations Grand Slam, however, this was tempered by an 8th place finish in the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship.  Over the season they played 10 games, winning seven. They scored 287 points and conceded 247 […]

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2018-19 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20: Who’s been doing what so far.

Ireland U20, the current Six Nations “Grand Slam” champions have been competing in the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championships in Argentina the last couple of weeks and with the Pool stages just completed we have a look at who has been doing what in the campaign so far.  Despite winning the Grand Slam, this was […]

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2018-19 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Italy U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20: Three Ulster players to start against Italy

The Ireland U20 team to play Italy in their third game of the World Rugby U20 Championship has been named. The match kicks off on Wednesday 12th June at 14:30 (UK/IRE) and should be available in Northern Ireland as a live stream. From an Ulster perspective. The bad news is that Stewart Moore (Malone) joins […]

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2018-19 Australia U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20: Ruthless Australia run riot.

Ireland U20 went down 45 – 17 to a ruthless Australian side who ran in five tries in the final quarter to make light of Ireland’s efforts in this Pool B second round match in the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship.  A wonder try from Malone’s Stewart Moore had edged Ireland in front on the […]

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2018-19 Australia U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20: Three Ulster players to start against Australia

The Ireland U20 team to play Australia in their second game of the World Rugby U20 Championship has been named. The match kicks off at 14:30 (UK/IRE) and should be available in Northern Ireland as a live stream.  From an Ulster perspective. Iwan Hughes (Ballynahinch) and Azur Allison (Ballymena) drop out of contention due to […]

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2018-19 England U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20: Six try salvo stuns England.

Ireland recorded a 42 – 26 win against England on Tuesday evening in the opening round of the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship.  Remarkably, it’s the first Pool win for Ireland since their 2016 campaign and it’s the first Pool defeat for England since 2015.  Ireland (14) 42 TRY: Jake Flannery, Stewart Moore, David McCann […]

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2018-19 England U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20: Five Ulster players start against England.

Noel McNamara has named the Ireland U20 side for their opening  2019 World Rugby U20 Championship fixture which kicks of on Tuesday 4th June at Club de Rugby, Santa Fe, Argentina at 19:30 UK/IRE.  The match should be streamed live here for those of us in the UK and will also be shown on EIR […]

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2018-19 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20: Final squad confirmed for 2019 U20 World Championship.

Ireland U20 Head Coach Noel McNamara has confirmed the 28-man squad to travel to Argentina on Wednesday ahead of the U20 World Championships kicking off on Tuesday 4th of June.  The Squad contains five Ulster players with Azur Allison (Ballymena), David McCann (Banbridge), Iwan Hughes (Ballynahinch), Angus Kernohan (Queen’s University) and Stewart Moore (Malone) all making […]

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2018-19 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20: Extended squad named for 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20 Coach Noel McNamara named an extended squad of 32 players for the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship which takes place in Argentina next month from June 4 to 22.  The squad will be reduced to 28 ahead of their departure for Argentina. The squad features seven Ulster U20 players with Bruce Houston (Ballymena), […]

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2018-19 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

Ireland U20: Squad Named for 2019 Six Nations

The Ireland U20 squad for the 2019 Six Nations Championship was announced yesterday morning at their sponsors  headquarters in Dublin by Head Coach Noel McNamara. The 40-man squad features five players who were capped across last season’s U20 Six Nations and World Rugby U20 World Championships. In the forwards hooker Dylan Tierney-Martin and second-row Charlie Ryan both […]

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2018-19 All Ireland League 1B Club Rugby Men

Club Men: AIL 1B Week 5 Preview

Week 4 was a good weekend for most Ulster clubs with Banbridge, Malone and Ballynahinch taking full advantage of Nass’s rearranged fixture against Old Wesley to move into positions 1 – 3 at the top of the league. However, Banbridge’s bonus point win was at the expense of, fellow Ulster club, Ballymena who remain in […]

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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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2015-16 Campbell College Belfast Dalriada School Reworked Posts Schools Cup

Schools Cup: Campbell 24 Dalriada 3

Campbell College progressed to the final of the Schools Cup with a 24 – 3 win against Dalriada. The St Patrick’s Day final will feature Campbell and local Belfast rivals RBAI.  Campbell took control of the game in the first half with tries from Jamie Macartney, Jack Howarth and Nicolai Koplewsky, with scrum half Malcolm Corry landing […]