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Watch: Ulster Score A Superb Late Try To Down Scarlets

Guinness PRO14, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast 15/9/2017 Ulster vs Scarlets Ulster's John Andrew runs in a late try

In an entertaining encounter at the Kingspan Stadium, a superb late try by replacement hooker John Andrew earned the home side a hard-earned 27-20 win. With the scores locked at 2o points apiece with only four minutes to go, the Ulstermen launched an attack from their own 10m line through centre Luke Marshall. Marshall shipped it on to his midfield …

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South Africa Introduce New Overseas Selection Policy

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 08: Damian de Allende of South Africa during the The Rugby Championship match between South Africa and New Zealand at Growthpoint Kings Park on October 08, 2016 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

As of July 1, South Africa can only select overseas players who have been capped more than 30 times on the international stage. The policy replaces the current selection process where any player eligible to represent South Africa could potentially be picked by the Springbok management. However, the head coach will be allowed to select any player, regardless of caps in …

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Edinburgh The Ones to Feel The Brunt Of Ulster’s Big Summer Signing

Guinness Series 8/11/2014 Ireland vs South Africa Springboks South Africa's Marcell Coetzee

28 times capped Springbok, Marcell Coetzee, is finally set to make his long-awaited debut for Ulster this weekend. Having signed for the northern province in February 2016, the Sharks loose forward injured his ACL playing for the Durban franchise against the Lions in April. Coetzee was subsequently ruled out for approximately 9 months. The versatile back rower arrived in Belfast …

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Ulster Target Yet Another Springbok

Ulster Rugby are looking to add Bulls captain and Springboks flanker Arno Botha to their ranks next season as Director of Rugby Les Kiss looks to strengthen his forward pack with Franco van der Merwe expected to leave for Cardiff. After signing former Sharks flanker Marcell Coetzee last year, Kiss is now looking to pry Bulls skipper Botha for next season …

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Cardiff Blues Targeting Ulster Second Row In What Would Be A Significant Transfer Coup

Ulster Rugby v Leicester Tigers - European Rugby Champions Cup

Despite the optimism that existed in Ulster following the signings of Charles Piutau and Marcell Coetzee last summer, their season has so far not gone to plan. Although the Irish province can still qualify from their European Rugby Champions Cup pool, they must attain at least nine points from their remaining two games against the Exeter Chiefs and Bordeaux Begles to …

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5 Questions Munster Need To Answer This Season

After a dismal 2015/16 campaign, much is expected of Munster after the appointment of Rassie Erasmus.  Last season was one of the most tumultuous in the recent history of Munster Rugby. A series of poor results at the turn of the year saw the province knocked out of the Champions Cup, tumbling down the Pro 12 table and fans voting …

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A Northern Hemisphere Bound Super Rugby XV

European clubs are raiding the southern hemisphere for some of the game’s biggest names. With the Super Rugby season after coming to a conclusion, some of the southern hemisphere’s best players are already making their way north to join European clubs. Although this annual migration is nothing new, the age profile of the players leaving Super Rugby is clearly a …

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World Class Coetzee Gets First Taste Of Ulster

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 04: Marcell Coetzee of South Africa looks on during the Rugby Championship match between the South African Springboks and the New Zealand All Blacks at Ellis Park Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Ulster’s latest South African addition, Marcell Coetzee, serves as the provinces second quality coup of the summer after the considerable talent of Charles Piutau had been secured earlier in the off-season. In an era where the Irish provinces are struggling to entice the rugby world’s elite talent due to the money-laden European clubs of England and France throwing about their …

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Could This European Based Springbok XV Beat South Africa?

South Africa v Samoa - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

South Africa are losing an increasing number of players to European clubs. Over the past few of seasons, the number of southern hemisphere players signing for European clubs has accelerated massively. Bumper TV deals have allowed clubs from the Top 14 and Premiership pilfer some the game’s biggest names by offering salaries that are simply too good to turn down. …

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Ulster: Stellar Squad Gear Up For Hugely Promising Campaign

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JANUARY 23: General view of the stadium during the European Champions Cup Pool 1 round 6 game between Ulster and Oyonnax at Kingspan Stadium on January 23, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

As preseason proceedings have gotten underway for Ulster head coach Les Kiss and his coaching panel, Ulster rugby are providing a behind the scenes vlog series with ‘Ulster Rugby Uncut’ which provides a fascinating look at what is being done to prepare the squad ahead of the new season, for which expectations have never been so high. After a 2015/16 …

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IRFU To Hand Each Irish Province €1 Million To Allow Them Compete With European Super Clubs

Heineken Cup Final: Munster v Biarritz Olympique

The Irish provinces could be competing for some of the game’s biggest names. When it became apparent that none of Ireland’s provinces would be competing in the knock out phase of this season’s European Rugby Champions Cup, some commentator’s wondered whether they would be able to challenge the likes of Toulon and Saracens again. Indeed, at times throughout this season, it …

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Exclusive: Stephen Ferris Argues For The Provinces To Be Allowed Sign More Overseas Players

Stephen Ferris wants the provinces to be allowed sign more overseas players. When Ulster announced the capture of Marcell Coetzee last February, fans of the northern province were salivating at the thought of the Springbok backrow creating space for Charles Piutau to exploit in the wider channels. However those plans were scuppered somewhat, after Coetzee sustained an ACL injury during the Sharks …

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Five Ideas To Improve The Pro 12

Glasgow Warriors v Munster - Guinness Pro 12 Final

The Pro 12 will be without any representatives in the Champions Cup Quarter Finals. The Pro 12 has come in for a great deal of criticism this season, with commentators pointing to the low attendances, questioning the quality of rugby on display, and criticising the fact that many of the league’s star players are withheld by national unions. However those who criticise …

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Ulster Confirm Signing Of Juggernaut Springbok Backrow

Ulster Rugby v Toulouse - European Rugby Champions Cup

Ulster have moved to replace Nick Williams. Earlier this month Ulster fans were left doubly disappointed when it emerged that Victor Vito had signed for La Rochelle and that reports linking Ryan Kankowski turned out to be untrue. Indeed after coach, Les Kiss, publicly stated that the province were set to unveil a number of signings, fans were left disgruntled after Munster announced …

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