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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

It was a good week for Ulster, while Sale Sharks had one to forget. Resident rugby expert Matt Cassidy is here with this week’s instalment of Who’s Hot & Who’s Not? Who’s Hot? Ulster The Northern province head into the first round of Europe after a thumping 29-9 win over the Glasgow Warriors. The Scottish side came to Belfast with …

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Provincial Preview: Ulster Rugby

This week’s Provincial Preview sees Ulster Rugby come under the spotlight, as the province looks to put last year’s roller-coaster campaign behind them. Overview Summertime in Belfast is never dull. The usual stories and arguments over contentious parades, flags and violence pepper the media outlets leaving very little room for any other news. However, this off season, Ulster Rugby has done its …

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Tough Draw For Irish Sides For Inaugural Rugby Champions Cup

The Irish provinces have been handed very tough pools for the inaugural Rugby Champions Cup for next season. Munster have been placed in Pool 1 alongside beaten finalists Saracens, French heavyweights Clermont Auvergne and a Sale Sharks side that includes the mercurial Danny Cipriani. Saracens lost out to Toulon in May’s final 23-6 while Clermont were beaten by the same …

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Ulster, Joe Brolly, Sky & other G.A.A. Talking Points – 23rd of May

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 Sean Cremin is here to discuss this week’s main talking points from the GAA. 1. Ulster football remains competitive Ulster football is one of the provincial championships that has continued to hold its prestige since the introduction of the qualifiers. It’s by far the most competitive championship in football and last weekend showed that this year will be no different. …

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Leinster v Ulster: Five Talking Points from the RDS

Matt Cassidy is here to discuss the main talking points following Leinster’s victory over Ulster at the RDS on Saturday night. The second Pro12 semi –final was an all Irish affair as Leinster welcomed Ulster to the RDS. Glasgow were awaiting the victors of the tie courtesy of deposing Munster by one point the evening before. Leinster were looking to …

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Jimmy Gopperth and Ian Madigan could both start Rabo Final

Leinster showed grit and determination worthy of true champions to overcome a spirited Ulster side and progress to this year’s RaboDirect Pro12 Final at the RDS. In the post match press conference, Matt O’Connor admitted that both Jimmy Gopperth and Ian Madigan could get starting berths for the final following some great link-up play. Despite going behind by nine points …

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RaboDirect Pro 12 Semi-Final Teams: Leinster vs Ulster

A huge game is in store at the RDS at 7pm on Saturday night when Leinster and Ulster lock horns for a place in the RaboDirect Pro12 Final. On paper, Leinster come into the game on the back of some good results. However, in reality Matt O’Connor’s side have flattered to deceive at times and will need to perform if …

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Leinster v Ulster: Five Key Battles To Watch At The RDS

Two weeks after their battle in Belfast, Leinster and Ulster clash once more in the Pro12 semi-final at the RDS. It will be the third time in four years that both of these teams have met each other in the end of season playoffs, with the Blues emerging victorious in the previous two encounters. As well as a place in …

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IRFU’s Special Player Project: A Waste of Time & Money?

“Hopefully when the time is right and if I’m playing good footy, hopefully I can play for the Ireland international team.” The words of Bundee Aki who recently signed a three-year deal with Connacht. The powerful centre who plies his trade with the Chiefs in Super Rugby at present, will add a cutting edge to the Western province’s backline, but …

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Irish Rugby Player Rankings – Week Ending 11/05/2014

It was the final round of fixtures in the Rabo Direct Pro 12 last weekend. Leinster were given a scare by plucky Edinburgh, Munster put in a woeful performance against an inexperienced Ulster side who won by two points and Connacht finished their campaign with a whimper, losing to the Ospreys by 25 points. With the season winding down, the …

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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

Who’s Hot Andrew Trimble The Coleraine man has had a stellar season which was recognised with him sweeping up at the Ulster and Ireland rugby award ceremonies. Trimble was named IRUPA Players Player of the year for his magnificent Six Nations campaign. Ulster will be hoping for two more brilliant showings by the winger in their pursuit of Pro 12 …

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Aviva Premiership & RaboDirect Pro12 Near Conclusion

For another year the Aviva Premiership and RaboDirect Pro 12 leagues arrive at the final round of games. Dominic Evans previews the conclusion of the rugby season. Aviva Premiership The Aviva Premiership is the first to conclude this Saturday. All games kick-off at 15:15. The bottom half of the table is finalised. After a woeful season Worcester Warriors were relegated …

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The Gain Line: “The Letter of the Law”

It was the official curtain raiser at new Ravenhill on Friday evening. Signs draped on the grandstand bid the fans to be the 16th man. That was, as it happened, unduly optimistic. Ulster for the second time in short succession had to play the majority of the match with 14 men. In the end a gallant Ulster side lost out 20-22 …

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Five Talking Points From Ulster v Leinster

The grand opening of a brand, new Ravenhill was the setting as Ulster and Leinster collided but there was more than bragging rights at stake. Leinster were looking to cement their place at the summit of the Pro 12 table and secure a home semi-final. Because of the Ospreys shock defeat in Parma on Thursday night, the equation for the …

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Leinster take the win, but Ulster take the plaudits

Leinster secured a tight 22-20 win at Ravenhill on a fantastic night in Belfast that saw Ulster reduced to fourteen men. In a hugely anticipated game, Ian Madigan led the battle of the 10s with two early penalties to put Leinster 6-0 ahead. However, the night would go pear shaped for Madigan, with the Leinster man missing a number of kickable opportunities …

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Ex-Ulster and Leinster Star Eric Miller Previews Tonight’s Massive Clash At Ravenhill

Ulster will be worried going into tonight’s clash with Leinster at Ravenhill, writes former Ulster, Leinster and Lions tourist Eric Miller. Ulster’s backs are against the wall at the moment. A dip in form, combined with Glasgow Warrior’s surge has put Mark Anscombe’s side in a precarious position. With Ulster’s European pedigree they would have been expected to see off …

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