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Ulster

# ulster - Today’s News

Bowe out of Ireland driving seat and playing catch up on the wing

The 30-year-old admits the likes of Andrew Trimble and Dave Kearney have impressed out wide under Joe Schmidt.

Ulster have gone for a unique purple away kit this season

Check out the northern province’s two brand new jerseys for the 2014/15 campaign.

# ulster - Sunday 20 July, 2014

‘Moral victories are no good to anyone’: Clerkin determined to keep Anglo Celt crown in Monaghan

The Monaghan captain speaks about the change of mindset within Monaghan football.

# ulster - Friday 11 July, 2014

What can Ulster expect from new South African signing Louis Ludik?

Former Agen teammate Denis Fogarty and South African sports journalist Gareth Duncan explain.

# ulster - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Guinness confirmed as new Pro12 title sponsor

The Irish brewery takes over sponsorship of the league from RaboDirect.

Finalists Leinster and Glasgow meet on opening weekend of new Guinness Pro12

The first inter-provincial clash will feature Connacht v Leinster a fortnight later, with Munster visiting the champions in early October.

# ulster - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

All four Irish provinces have confirmed their pre-season schedules

Here’s the fixture list for the warm-up games in preparation for the 2014/15 campaign.

# ulster - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Butterworth the latest in Lansdowne’s line of professional converts

The 23-year-old has bolstered Ulster’s back row options after impressing in the Ulster Bank League.

# ulster - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Tommy Bowe admits changes were needed in Ulster

The Ireland international wing thinks Les Kiss is ‘a great appointment’ for the province.

# ulster - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Ulster players enthused by Kiss appointment as unhappy Anscombe departs

The Australian may remain in charge of the province for the entire season.

Mark Anscombe’s son Gareth brands Ulster hierarchy ‘clowns’

The Chiefs fullback has come out in support of his father.

# ulster - Monday 30 June, 2014

Mark Anscombe follows Humphreys out Ulster’s exit door with immediate effect

Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss is to take over as interim Director of Rugby at the province.

Leinster to take on Ulster in pre-season friendly at Tallaght Stadium

The two provinces will renew their rivalry on the 30th of August.

# ulster - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Ulster in pool of death as Munster face trips to Sarries and Clermont

Mark Anscombe and Anthony Foley have been handed excitingly tough groups for the Rugby Champions Cup.

Munster and Ulster handed daunting pools in first-ever Rugby Champions Cup

Here are the pools for the 2014/15 European Rugby Champions Cup.

Explainer: How will the pool draw for the Rugby Champions Cup work?

Leinster, Munster and Ulster are set to learn the identity of their opponents in today’s draw.

# ulster - Saturday 7 June, 2014

David Humphreys leaves Ulster for Director of Rugby position at Gloucester

The former out-half has ended a 22-year association with the province.

# ulster - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Ulster agree 10-year naming rights deal for redeveloped Ravenhill

Welcome to ‘Kingspan Stadium’.

# ulster - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

‘I think I just need a break from rugby’ – Stephen Ferris on his retirement

The Ulster flanker has thanked the province’s fans and backroom staff on the day he officially hung up his boots.

Rag-dolling Will Genia and six of Stephen Ferris’ other memorable moments

The Ulster and Ireland flanker racked up many highlights in his superb career.

5 Irish players forced to retire from pro rugby far, far too early

It’s a brutal game and the provinces were severely weakened by the early departure of these five players.

‘I hang up my boots with no regrets’: Stephen Ferris retires from rugby Fez

‘I hang up my boots with no regrets’: Stephen Ferris retires from rugby

The Ulster, Ireland and Lions flanker has played his last game at the age of 28.

# ulster - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Wasps complete the 20-club line up for the first Rugby Champions Cup

The Premiership side were deserved winners against Stade Français in a two-legged play-off tie.

# ulster - Thursday 22 May, 2014

‘It’s scary to see players in that condition going back out to play’

Fergus McFadden and Brian O’Driscoll were subbed off after knocks to the head against Ulster last weekend.

# ulster - Sunday 18 May, 2014

‘You don’t win trophies just because you’re a nice bunch of guys’ — Johann Muller

The outgoing captain says that only experience of big games can help his side become a more clinical outfit.

Leinster win over Ulster down to experience and strength in reserve, says Heaslip

The number eight says Leinster regrouped and focused on their ruck technique before the end of the first half.

# ulster - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Update: O’Driscoll facing scan after suspected concussion in Pro12 semi-final

The legendary centre was taken off after tackling Iain Henderson, but Matt O’Connor insists he will ‘be fine.’

Leinster set up Dublin final against Glasgow after strong finish denies Ulster

Ian Madigan scored the only try of the game after Brian O’Driscoll and Paddy Jackson were forced off injured.

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final

We got our sunscreen on to find out who would earn the right to face Glasgow in the Pro12 Grand Final.

Latest installment of Leinster and Ulster rivalry set to serve up thrills

Boosted by the returns of Best and Pienaar, Mark Anscombe’s men travel to the RDS with confidence.

# ulster - Friday 16 May, 2014

Irishman Mark McCall named as Premiership’s leading Director of Rugby

The former Ulster head coach’s excellent work in England has been recognised at the end-of-season awards.

O’Brien on the Leinster bench, as Best and Pienaar return for Ulster

Matt O’Connor has made eight changes, while there are surprises in both starting XVs.

O’Connor won’t be ‘pulling rabbits out of hats’ as Leinster face familiar foes

The Australian head coach admits that Ulster will not be lacking in motivation given their recent history against Leinster.

# ulster - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Muller’s selfless coaching has been ‘sensational’ for Ulster’s Henderson

The 22-year-old lock was thrilled to see some of his former Ulster U20 teammates excelling in Thomond Park.

# ulster - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

McFadden ready for Ulster test after ‘a kick up the backside’ against Edinburgh

The Leinster wing admits he and his teammates will need to raise their game in the Pro12 semi-final.

# ulster - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

O’Brien: ‘I’d have been hoping to play against Toulon if I was pushing it!’

The Leinster back row admits to some trepidation on his comeback last weekend, but is nonetheless raring for action.

# ulster - Monday 12 May, 2014

No ill effects for Leinster’s O’Brien as McCarthy and Cullen pick up strains

The province will be without Richardt Strauss for their Pro12 semi-final against Ulster, but Eoin Reddan should return.

# ulster - 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.

As it happened: Irish provinces fight for Pro12 play-off pecking order

We kept an eye on Munster, Ulster, Connacht and Leinster on the final day of the regular season.

5 reasons to get excited for the final regular season round of the Pro12

SOB’s comeback, Ulster’s prospects in the backs and Connacht ending their season on a high all feature.

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