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20-year-old McIlroy one of the big winners of the inter-pro series
# Prospect
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# Prospect

20-year-old McIlroy one of the big winners of the inter-pro series

Jan 12th 2021, 9:58 AM 9,532 Views 10 Comments

The Ulster wing has shown his promise in three starts over recent weekends.

James Ryan treating Ulster clash as an early 'cup final'
# Make Or Break
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# Make Or Break

James Ryan treating Ulster clash as an early 'cup final'

Jan 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 3,125 Views 2 Comments

The second row admits it’s ‘surreal’ but the games importance is writ large for the reigning champions.

Leinster poising to bounce back against 'the best team in the Pro14'
# Showdown
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# Showdown

Leinster poising to bounce back against 'the best team in the Pro14'

Jan 5th 2021, 6:31 AM 8,054 Views 11 Comments

Leinster are in the unfamiliar position of looking up at Ulster in the standings ahead of Friday’s showdown.

'Are we a better team than Leinster? Are we good enough? We can do it, definitely'
# Northern Lights
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# Northern Lights

'Are we a better team than Leinster? Are we good enough? We can do it, definitely'

Updated Jan 3rd 2021, 5:00 PM 28,525 Views 16 Comments

Dan McFarland and Ulster’s attention switched to the RDS immediately after last night’s win over Munster.

Ulster sustain streak with drab inter-pro win over Munster
# 10 Out Of 10
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# 10 Out Of 10

Ulster sustain streak with drab inter-pro win over Munster

Jan 2nd 2021, 7:23 PM 31,778 Views 72 Comments

Ulster scored two first-half tries, but were unable to build their way to a bonus point. Instead, Munster grabbed a late losing bonus.

McCloskey a key man in all aspects as Ulster look for crucial away win
# Suftum
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# Suftum

McCloskey a key man in all aspects as Ulster look for crucial away win

Dec 19th 2020, 8:30 AM 2,488 Views 1 Comment

The English side have brought back most of their frontliners for the clash at Kingsholm.

Billy Burns back from injury to captain Ulster against his former club
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Billy Burns back from injury to captain Ulster against his former club

Dec 18th 2020, 12:16 PM 5,309 Views 12 Comments

The northern province travel to Gloucester in a bid to rebound from last weekend’s defeat to Toulouse.

'Can I visualise myself here in the long term? I can, yes' - Ulster boss McFarland
# Contract
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# Contract

'Can I visualise myself here in the long term? I can, yes' - Ulster boss McFarland

Dec 15th 2020, 9:37 AM 4,096 Views 4 Comments

The Ulster head coach’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

Knee injury to keep Ulster captain Henderson out until Six Nations
# Lock Out
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# Lock Out

Knee injury to keep Ulster captain Henderson out until Six Nations

Dec 14th 2020, 6:15 PM 5,222 Views 12 Comments

The second row’s injury is major blow for Ulster in their Champions Cup pool campaign.

Ulster speedster Sexton in line for debut in Edinburgh
# Pro14
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# Pro14

Ulster speedster Sexton in line for debut in Edinburgh

Nov 29th 2020, 1:04 PM 9,771 Views 18 Comments

John Cooney and Ian Madigan fill the half-back roles in Murrayfield.

'Anyone who watches Ulster knows that Billy has variety in his kicking game'
# Suftum
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# Suftum

'Anyone who watches Ulster knows that Billy has variety in his kicking game'

Nov 26th 2020, 7:05 AM 4,838 Views 6 Comments

Billy Burns made an impact during his cameo off the bench last weekend in Twickenham.

Alby Mathewson on loving Munster, Ulster and living alone during Covid
# 9 Problems
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# 9 Problems

Alby Mathewson on loving Munster, Ulster and living alone during Covid

Nov 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 14,635 Views 7 Comments

The Ulster scrum-half admits building relationships in a squad is difficult when time in their company is so limited.

Payne thrilled with progress of 'one of the hardest workers' Lowry
# 10 To 15
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# 10 To 15

Payne thrilled with progress of 'one of the hardest workers' Lowry

Nov 19th 2020, 6:41 AM 5,781 Views 2 Comments

The 22-year-old kept a high tempo throughout the 9-try demolition of Zebre, Ulster’s sixth straight win.

'Look at Damien McKenzie and Beauden Barrett, they can play multiple positions'
# Playmaker
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# Playmaker

'Look at Damien McKenzie and Beauden Barrett, they can play multiple positions'

Nov 16th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,108 Views 6 Comments

Ulster’s 22-year-old Michael Lowry is comfortable at either out-half or fullback.

20-year-old wing Ethan McIlroy gets first Ulster start for visit to Zebre
# Talent
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# Talent

20-year-old wing Ethan McIlroy gets first Ulster start for visit to Zebre

Nov 15th 2020, 12:26 PM 7,885 Views 14 Comments

The academy back has impressed off the bench in recent weeks.

Marty Moore happy to be put to the test with long, long scrummaging set
# No Scrum No Win
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# No Scrum No Win

Marty Moore happy to be put to the test with long, long scrummaging set

Nov 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,307 Views 12 Comments

‘It’s probably the least I’ve ran in a game in the last month, but definitely, the most fatigued I’ve been.’

Stockdale accepts 'basic' errors, but working to shut out criticism
# Scrutiny
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# Scrutiny

Stockdale accepts 'basic' errors, but working to shut out criticism

Nov 4th 2020, 11:43 AM 7,779 Views 23 Comments

‘When your mates are texting you saying ‘Are you alright?’, you kind of know that you are getting destroyed on social media.’

Cooney kicks Ulster to away win over Cardiff
# Pro14
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# Pro14

Cooney kicks Ulster to away win over Cardiff

Nov 2nd 2020, 8:12 PM 8,850 Views 4 Comments

Mike Lowry claimed Ulster’s crucial try in Rodney Parade.

Marcus Rea up and running again for Ulster after injury and ice-cream
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Marcus Rea up and running again for Ulster after injury and ice-cream

Oct 24th 2020, 6:30 AM 3,980 Views 0 Comments

The 23-year-old waited 18 months between his first and second Ulster caps. He is intent on building momentum for his third.

Ulster's Gilroy out to hit top stride as he hails Payne's defensive influence
# Wing Man
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# Wing Man

Ulster's Gilroy out to hit top stride as he hails Payne's defensive influence

Oct 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 5,723 Views 2 Comments

The 29-year-old has been working hard on his reads out on the edge of the defence.

Ulster's potential-rich 10-12-13 combo deliver 'really exciting' display
# Young Guns
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# Young Guns

Ulster's potential-rich 10-12-13 combo deliver 'really exciting' display

Oct 5th 2020, 6:01 PM 7,509 Views 14 Comments

Michael Lowry, Stewart Moore, and James Hume impressed against Benetton.

Ulster brush off the sugar coating and carry hurt of big defeats into new season
# Go Again
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# Go Again

Ulster brush off the sugar coating and carry hurt of big defeats into new season

Oct 2nd 2020, 7:03 AM 3,919 Views 8 Comments

“If you forget about it, you won’t learn from it. When we need that hurt, we’ll use it.”

Stockdale at 15, Coetzee returns and debuts to be made as Ulster name XV for Benetton opener
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Stockdale at 15, Coetzee returns and debuts to be made as Ulster name XV for Benetton opener

Oct 1st 2020, 1:09 PM 6,197 Views 9 Comments

Meanwhile, John Cooney gets the nod at scrum-half ahead of Alby Matthewson.

Ulster take solace in battle-hardiness and fresh start of new season
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Ulster take solace in battle-hardiness and fresh start of new season

Sep 28th 2020, 7:00 PM 5,038 Views 2 Comments

The northern province claimed just one win in their five matches since rugby restarted in August.

'I find it amazing the importance people put on which hospital you were born in'
# Identity
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# Identity

'I find it amazing the importance people put on which hospital you were born in'

Sep 16th 2020, 12:00 PM 54,925 Views 96 Comments

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland believes who you’re with is more important than where you’re from.

'There'll be a crowd there. Wow': Ulster look to build excitement after crushing final loss
# Suftum
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# Suftum

'There'll be a crowd there. Wow': Ulster look to build excitement after crushing final loss

Sep 14th 2020, 9:38 AM 8,847 Views 7 Comments

The northern province were left deflated by Leinster’s complete dominance of Saturday’s final.

Ulster left deflated and rueing missed chances before Leinster hit high gears
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Ulster left deflated and rueing missed chances before Leinster hit high gears

Sep 12th 2020, 10:36 PM 12,348 Views 11 Comments

A tight first half could have been tighter if Ulster had made the most of their penalty chances.

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro14 final
# Liveblog
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# Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro14 final

Sep 12th 2020, 6:35 PM 76,377 Views 34 Comments

The first trophy of the restarted season is up for grabs and we’re going minute-by-minute.

'I'm sick of hearing about when Ulster last won silverware'
# Lyttle Less Conversation
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# Lyttle Less Conversation

'I'm sick of hearing about when Ulster last won silverware'

Sep 11th 2020, 8:01 AM 5,639 Views 4 Comments

Rob Lyttle was nine when his native province claimed the Celtic League and craves some silverware he can lift himself.

'Big-time' Madigan on his clutch kick and feeling loved in Ulster
# Sharpshooter
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# Sharpshooter

'Big-time' Madigan on his clutch kick and feeling loved in Ulster

Sep 9th 2020, 10:30 PM 28,940 Views 15 Comments

Ulster’s Mr Saturday Night talks through his process for a dramatic winner to set up a Pro14 final against his native province.

Ulster steel themselves for 'cruel' final scenario
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Ulster steel themselves for 'cruel' final scenario

Sep 8th 2020, 5:49 AM 7,418 Views 3 Comments

Dan McFarland spoke passionately yesterday about the weird occasion ahead, being written off and how Ulster worked to make sure everyone knows they ‘give a shit’.

'To win in Dublin next weekend we'll have to take a giant step forward'
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# Suftum

'To win in Dublin next weekend we'll have to take a giant step forward'

Sep 7th 2020, 6:00 AM 6,065 Views 6 Comments

Dan McFarland’s Ulster are 10-point underdogs for the Pro14 final against Leinster.

Underdogs Ulster will have the bit between their teeth in Edinburgh
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Underdogs Ulster will have the bit between their teeth in Edinburgh

Sep 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 4,849 Views 3 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side have yet to show their best since rugby restarted. Tonight’s the night they must change that.

'We've to knuckle down, understand that simple errors kill your ability to maintain pressure'
# Fight In The Dog
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# Fight In The Dog

'We've to knuckle down, understand that simple errors kill your ability to maintain pressure'

Aug 31st 2020, 7:15 AM 7,436 Views 6 Comments

Dan McFarland questioned whether he was putting enough emphasis on Ulster’s ball possession in contact. But he is willing to change quickly.

McFarland hopeful after Stockdale limps out of defeat to Leinster
# Suftum
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# Suftum

McFarland hopeful after Stockdale limps out of defeat to Leinster

Aug 29th 2020, 10:13 PM 9,070 Views 3 Comments

The Ulster boss found reason to be optimistic through his team’s second-half showing when they pulled within a score of Leinster.

Rob Kearney at 15 for Leinster as Madigan starts for Ulster
# Team-sheets
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# Team-sheets

Rob Kearney at 15 for Leinster as Madigan starts for Ulster

Aug 28th 2020, 12:21 PM 14,928 Views 30 Comments

Both sides are qualified for the Pro14 semi-finals, but the players involved will be keen to stake a claim.

More touches, more influence for Stockdale from fullback
# Influence
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# Influence

More touches, more influence for Stockdale from fullback

Aug 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 5,833 Views 15 Comments

The Ireland wing has been getting test runs at 15 for his province.

'That was a shadow of our normal selves'
# Off The Pace
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# Off The Pace

'That was a shadow of our normal selves'

Aug 23rd 2020, 7:52 PM 9,940 Views 4 Comments

Ulster’s first game back ‘won and lost on the sofa last night,’ says head coach Dan McFarland.

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14
# Liveblog
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# Liveblog

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14

Aug 23rd 2020, 3:33 PM 31,717 Views 28 Comments

It’s time for provinces west and north to re-enter rugby and we’re going minute-by-minute.

Stretched resources 'won't be an issue' if Ulster earn a packed fixture list
# Winner Stays On
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# Winner Stays On

Stretched resources 'won't be an issue' if Ulster earn a packed fixture list

Aug 19th 2020, 11:27 AM 4,310 Views 6 Comments

Dan McFarland won’t be caught complaining if Ulster force their way tosix consecutive massive matches in the six weeks ahead.

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