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Ulster

# 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.

GIF: Jared Payne sent off for Ulster after only four minutes

The New Zealand fullback was given his marching orders after taking out opposite number Andy Goode.

Clermont await the winner of Ulster and Saracens after taming Tigers

The unbeaten run at Stade Marcel Michelin is now up to 75 matches.

Adrian Flavin: Heineken Cup rugby to Munster is like a red rag to a bull

The former Connacht hooker is clearing his weekend schedule for an intense weekend of European rugby action.

‘Trimble, Henry and Ravenhill roar will help Ulster topple Saracens’ – Adam D’Arcy

Former Ulster fullback Adam D’Arcy gives his take on this afternoon’s Heineken Cup quarter final.

# ulster-rugby - Friday 4 April, 2014

Shane Byrne: Pienaar and ‘world-class wrecking ball’ Ferris to see Ulster through

The former Leinster and Saracens hooker believes his old side will fall short at a sold-out Ravenhill on Saturday evening.

‘Super-human’ Ruan Pienaar targets second Heineken Cup final in three seasons

Former Ulster teammate Adam D’Arcy caught up with the South African ahead of this weekend’s Heineken Cup clash with Saracens.

Ulster boost as Pienaar fit to face Saracens

Mark Anscombe has named his side for tomorrow evening’s showdown in Ravenhill.

Wexford lock Eoin Sheriff hoping to skittle Ulster’s European Cup hopes

The former Leinster and Ireland U20 lock is hoping to make the Sarries squad to compete in the Heineken Cup quarter final.

# ulster-rugby - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Irish rugby fans so vocal ‘because they’re normally drunk’ jokes Saracens’ Kelly Brown

The Scottish captain has vast experience of playing in front of fired up Ireland supporters.

Simon Hick column: Irish nous staving off French power play, for now

Top 14 sides have been unashamed in spending big and buying bigger in recent years, writes Simon Hick.

# ulster-rugby - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Ulster will thrash Saracens, if this cool Lego video is anything to go by

We are not sure if Ruan Pienaar is being tackled or is sporting the sprawled monkey hairstyle.

Mark McCall: All the pressure on Ulster ahead of Saracens Heineken Cup showdown

The director of rugby says there’ll be no room for sentiment as he faces his old team on Saturday.

# ulster-rugby - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Munster-bound Robin Copeland gives Ulster the blues in Cardiff

Mark Anscombe’s men have been guilty of conceding sloppy penalties at regular intervals.

# ulster-rugby - Friday 28 March, 2014

Former Ireland U20 captain Niall Annett: Why I decided to leave Ulster

The 22-year-old hooker will move to Worcester Warriors in the summer after finding himself third choice with his home province.

Ulster sign South African Wiehahn Herbst as long-term John Afoa replacement

Director of rugby David Humphreys has tipped The Sharks prop to be a huge success at Ravenhill.

Luke Marshall admits he thought ‘this could be it’ after latest concussion

The Ulster and Ireland centre has taken four heavy blows in the past year but says he is ready to finish out the season.

# ulster-rugby - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Rugby’s ruthless run-in: ‘No-one remembers the team that comes second’

Former Ulster fullback Adam D’Arcy gives us an insight into the “ruthless” run-in that will make or break many careers.

# ulster-rugby - Friday 21 March, 2014

Ulster keep pace with Pro12 leaders after grinding it out in Edinburgh

Paddy Jackson’s trio of penalties were enough for Mark Anscombe’s men at Murrayfield.

Pro12: What you (may have) missed while watching the Six Nations

Connacht are winning games, Fez is back with a bang and Zebo is doing that ‘Z’ sign whenever he gets a chance.

# ulster-rugby - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Jared Payne ‘definitely another guy in the frame’ to replace BOD

The Ulster back is expected to sign up for the Irish cause ahead of the Autumn internationals.

# ulster-rugby - Monday 17 March, 2014

8 Irish players who took advantage of the Six Nations window

Several squad members made an impact in the Pro12 while Ireland were chasing silverware.

# ulster-rugby - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Anscombe hails return of bubbly Ferris but admits Pienaar’s shoulder ‘dodgy’

The Ulster coach feels his returning flanker can play a big part in the business end of the season once he is properly eased back into play.

# ulster-rugby - Thursday 13 March, 2014

# ulster-rugby - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Tommy Bowe in line for France comeback as he trains with Ireland

Winger Andrew Trimble remarks that his Ulster teammates were mocking him as Bowe scored two tries on his comeback.

# ulster-rugby - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

‘You go in for a tackle and wake up 30 seconds later’ – Niall Annett on concussion in rugby

The Ulster hooker looks at the recent spate of neck injuries and concussion in rugby and how clubs are seeking to prevent it.

# ulster-rugby - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Marshall ‘pretty good’ after head knock as Anscombe hails ‘General’ Jackson

Here are the highlights and reaction from Ulster’s big win over the Dragons last night.

# ulster-rugby - Friday 28 February, 2014

Tommy Bowe stakes claim for Ireland place as Ulster ease to victory

The game was effectively over at half-time, with the Irish side establishing a sizeable lead.

# ulster-rugby - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Ulster drop Nick Williams after ‘alleged unauthorised absence’

It has been reported that the back row forward returned to New Zealand without obtaining permission from the province.

# ulster-rugby - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Gilroy hoping to turn Schmidt’s head in bid to face England at Twickenham

The Ulster winger has been told by the Ireland coach that big performances may force him back into the reckoning.

# ulster-rugby - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Provinces boosted by release of big names from Ireland squad

Mark Anscombe should be able to call on Luke Marshall and Iain Henderson again for the Pro12 visit of Scarlets.

# ulster-rugby - Monday 10 February, 2014

Tuohy targets Saracens return after fracture to his right arm

The Ulster second row says he will be out for the rest of the Six Nations with the injury suffered against Wales.

Winning ugly doesn’t impress Mark Anscombe as Ulster climb Pro12 table

Prop John Afoa declared that any teammates patting themselves on the back after their narrow win would be deluding themselves.

# ulster-rugby - Friday 7 February, 2014

Darren Cave the hero as Ulster edge gritty Ospreys clash

The centre stepped up to deliver a crucial score for Mark Anscombe’s men.

# ulster-rugby - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Luke Marshall out of Ireland squad, named on Ulster bench

Darren Cave has also been released from the Irish squad for the Pro12 game.

Ulster captain Johann Muller will retire at the end of this season

The 34-year-old feels he is playing well, but has decided to listen to his ‘body’s point of view’.

# ulster-rugby - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Ulster secure Anscombe services for one more season

The Kiwi coach will remain in Belfast until at least 2015.

# ulster-rugby - Monday 3 February, 2014

The next four Pro12 games will make or break many a rugby career

‘I was flown from Sydney, offered a trial and facing Jerry Collins in my first two weeks at Ulster,” recalls fullback Adam D’Arcy.

# ulster-rugby - Sunday 2 February, 2014

VIDEO: Andrew Trimble ends 40 minutes of fierce Scottish resistance

The Ulster winger finished off a fine, sweeping move in first half injury time.

# ulster-rugby - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Rory Best: ‘The tackle that broke my arm didn’t feel bad until I heard a snap’

The Ulster hooker has rediscovered his form and throwing touch but an old Scottish foe lies in wait.

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