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Ulster

# ulster-rugby - Today’s News

Munster, Ulster and Connacht hit with Pro12 fixture confusion

The ongoing civil war in Welsh rugby has led to league and cup fixture clashes.

# ulster-rugby - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Andrew Trimble on scaling Machu Picchu, setting up a hometown gym and multi-coloured fixies

The winger is determined to follow up on a superb 2013/14 season and is thriving in life away from the rugby field.

# ulster-rugby - Friday 4 July, 2014

Lack of speculation suggests Simon Easterby is odds-on to join Ireland coaching team

Former Connacht and Wolfhounds hooker Adrian Flavin suggests Dan McFarland may be another option to replace John Plumtree.

# ulster-rugby - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Stephen Ferris: There were dark days when I thought ‘Sh*t, I can’t make this’ The Long Goodbye This post contains videos

Stephen Ferris: There were dark days when I thought ‘Sh*t, I can’t make this’

The retired Ulster, Ireland and Lions flanker opens up about his all-too-short comeback from a debilitating ankle injury.

# ulster-rugby - Monday 9 June, 2014

Henderson and Diack make strong case for Second Test inclusion

The Ulster forwards both did their chances of featuring in Tucuman next weekend no harm.

# ulster-rugby - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Leinster, Toulon and Saracens in Tier One for Rugby Champions Cup draw

Munster, semi-finallists in 2013 and 2014, will have to settle for a spot in Tier Two. Ulster may not be so lucky.

# ulster-rugby - Thursday 5 June, 2014

We’ll leave it there so: Sharapova, Saipan, Kingspan and all today’s sport

Plus we had news of starting line-ups from Chaco, Cavan and lots of places in between.

Ulster agree 10-year naming rights deal for redeveloped Ravenhill

Welcome to ‘Kingspan Stadium’.

# ulster-rugby - Friday 23 May, 2014

D’Arcy: Damn the statistics, Ulster have the scoring class to win trophies

The former Ulster fullback, now with Bristol, believes Mark Anscombe could yet leave the province as a cup-winning coach.

Ulster deny All Blacks prop John Afoa was asked to stay on next season

The province issued a statement that counters reports of a plea for the New Zealander to sign a contract extension.

# ulster-rugby - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Edinburgh sign up Irish prop John Andress on two-year deal

The former Ulster and Ireland A forward has made the switch from Worcester Warriors.

# ulster-rugby - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Ian Madigan can bin Lonely Planet’s guide to Romania… he’s off to Argentina

Ulster out-half Paddy Jackson limped out of his team’s Pro12 semi-final loss to Leinster at the weekend.

Stephen Ferris facing possible retirement due to persistent ankle injury

The brilliant blindside has played 35 times for Ireland and 106 times for Ulster.

# ulster-rugby - Monday 19 May, 2014

Muller may make move into coaching after a year back on the farm

The lock has already declined offers in favour of enjoying some well-deserved R&R in the Southern Cape.

Leinster contemplate teaming up Gopperth and Madigan in Pro12 final

Head coach Matt O’Connor was open to the suggestion that the Irish out-half could do a job in the Blues midfield.

# ulster-rugby - Friday 16 May, 2014

The best is yet to come for Rhys Ruddock, says proud father Mike

It has taken five seasons for the 23-year-old to become an overnight success.

# ulster-rugby - Thursday 15 May, 2014

‘The body has nothing left to give’: Paddy Wallace calls time after 189 Ulster appearances

Ulster’s all-time appearance record holder has played just once in the past 15 months.

# ulster-rugby - Monday 12 May, 2014

Ulster confident of breaking down Leinster’s door in quest for Pro12 success

Winger Tommy Bowe feels his team can beat Leinster at the RDS if they keep all 15 players on the pitch.

# ulster-rugby - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Ulster’s second string pull off rousing win against limp Munster

Mark Anscombe was thrilled with the performance of some of the younger members of his squad in Limerick.

# ulster-rugby - Friday 9 May, 2014

Sean O’Brien starts at blindside for Leinster as Ulster send weakened team to Munster

All four provinces have named their starting line-ups for the final regular season matches on Saturday.

# ulster-rugby - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Two-week suspension means Tom Court may have played his last game for Ulster

The Ulster prop will be banned for Ulster’s upcoming Pro12 semi-final

Bowe praises Trimble’s ‘fantastic season’ but wants his Ireland jersey back

The Ulster wingers are vying for the No.14 jersey but hope Joe Schmidt will find room for them both in the back three.

Rob Penney has taught Munster to play like New Zealand – Paul O’Connell

The veteran star says the coach’s methods have been beneficial to the Irish side.

# ulster-rugby - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Ulster sign up Ian Humphreys (again) to challenge for Paddy Jackson’s number 10 spot

The 32-year-old is moving back into his big bro’s house.

# ulster-rugby - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

‘Jesus, this could be the final couple of games’ – Penney wants long Munster goodbye

The New Zealander has resigned himself to the fact that Glasgow have the second home semi-final spot wrapped up.

D’Arcy hoping to dovetail with O’Driscoll on three final steps to Pro12 glory

The inside centre is treating this weekend’s league game with Edinburgh as a quarter final.

# ulster-rugby - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Jack McGrath and Andrew Trimble win Leinster and Ulster player awards

The prop and winger played key roles for province and country this season.

# ulster-rugby - Friday 2 May, 2014

Ulster down to 14 men AGAIN as Tom Court is sent off for spear tackle

Nick Williams was lucky not to see red after striking Rhys Ruddock.

‘I’ll play wherever I’m asked’: why versatility is Jordi Murphy’s strongest suit

Back-row earned his first Irish caps, a Six Nations winners’ medal, and a Young Player of the Year nomination this season.

‘Payne can send a message to Schmidt by upstaging O’Driscoll at Ravenhill’

Adam D’Arcy believes tonight’s clash at Ravenhill may prove an appetiser for Ulster v Leinster Pro12 semi

‘Win or we’re out of the competition’ – Niall Annett on Ulster’s precarious Pro12 position

The former Ireland U20 captain believes players like Rory Best and Sean Cronin have evolved the role of hooker in recent years.

# ulster-rugby - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Simon Hick column: Rabo Pro title scant consolation for Irish provinces

If anything, the competition has gone backwards in recent years, writes our columnist.

# ulster-rugby - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

French fullback lands penalty trick-shot from 5m line, still not a patch on Paddy Jackson

Nice try Benjamin Thiery but the Ulster out-half still has your number.

# ulster-rugby - Monday 28 April, 2014

Brian O’Driscoll and Rob Kearney have been fighting in training… again

The Leinster and Ireland duo love a good scrap ahead of a big game.

# ulster-rugby - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Ulster land Lions lock Van Der Merwe as McAllister commits to France

The loosehead prop will join up with Jeremy Davidson’s Aurillac in the second tier of French rugby.

# ulster-rugby - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

O’Mahony, Trimble and Toner nominated for Irish players’ Player of the Year Awards Season This post contains a poll

O’Mahony, Trimble and Toner nominated for Irish players’ Player of the Year

The trio will discover who their peers have voted for on 7 May.

# ulster-rugby - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Fez checks out the merchandise as Dubliner finishes third at Circuit of Ireland Rally

Robert Barrable and his teammate Stuart Loudon finished just under two minutes back from the eventual winners.

# ulster-rugby - Saturday 19 April, 2014

‘Yellow card the catalyst’ for Glasgow win while Ulster injury toll rises again

The northern province will be nursing six front row injuries during the upcoming bye-week.

VIDEO: Mark Bennett’s reaction says a lot about his try against Ulster

The TMO awarded a third try to Glasgow… much to the surprise of the scorer.

# ulster-rugby - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Payne challenge a yellow but red card ‘very harsh’, says Muller

French referee Jerome Garces will not be welcome back at Ravenhill any time soon.

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