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IRFU Confirm Jack McGrath To Make Ulster Switch Next Season

The IRFU have confirmed that Leinster prop Jack McGrath will be making the switch to Ulster from the start of the 2019/2020 season. McGrath has struggled for form and fitness this season and was left out of the squad for Leinster’s Champions Cup Quarter-Final against Ulster on Saturday – the team he will become a part of next season. The …

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Dates & Times Set For Champions Cup Quarter-Finals

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The EPCR have finalised the details for the upcoming Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals, that see three of the Irish provinces. Munster will travel to BT Murrayfield for the first of three quarter-finals on Saturday, March 30, following their hard-fought win over Exeter last weekend. Kick off there is 12.45pm and the game will be broadcast live on Channel 4, Virgin Media, BT …

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Watch: Simon Zebo On Racism And Ulster Abuse

Simon Zebo Racing 92

Racing 92 winger, Simon Zebo, has opened up about how he dealt with racism as a child and the alleged abuse aimed at him during his side’s Champions Cup loss to Ulster last weekend.  The 28-year-old took to social media following the game at the Kingspan Stadium and hinted that he had received verbal abuse from certain supporters, which his …

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Sean Cronin Brace Helps Leinster To Bonus Point Drubbing Of Ulster

Two tries from Sean Cronin helped Leinster defeat interprovincial rivals 40-7 Ulster in their Pro14 clash at the RDS on Saturday afternoon. Looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat to Munster last week, Leinster started off incredibly brightly and grabbed the first try of the game after just five minutes when Sean Cronin bundled the ball over the line following …

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Connacht Rebound From Leinster Disappointment With Win Over Ulster

The Sportsground was the venue for the latest instalment of festive inter-provincial fixtures in the PRO14. Connacht played host to Ulster, and both sides would have fancied their chances of a win. The hosts have gotten the better of Ulster recently, while the Northern province were gunning for a fifth win in a row having seen off Munster last week. …

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Watch: Baloucoune Only Receives A Yellow Card For Tackle On Sweetnam

Ulster are currently in PRO14 action against Munster at Kingspan Stadium. It’s been a bruising affair, characterised by one of the very first actions of the game. Within the first ten seconds, the home support’s singing of Stand Up For The Ulster Men was punctuated by Robert Baloucoune clattering into Darren Sweetnam in the air as the Munster winger collected …

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Jaco Taute To Captain Munster For Tomorrow’s Interpro Derby

Munster’s Jaco Taute will captain his side for the first time as they face off against Ulster in tomorrow’s interpro derby. Tomorrow’s pivotal Guinness PRO14 matchup will see Munster coach Johann van Graan make 13 changes to the side he picked last time around as they take on Ulster in the Kingspan Stadium. Both teams were unveiled alongside one other via each …

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Second-Row Crisis Worsens For McFarland As Ulster Prepare For Munster

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland admitted yesterday the long-term injuries sustained by Iain Henderson and Matthew Rea have deepened the second-row crisis at the province. In a press release issued on Monday, it was revealed that both players have undergone thumb surgery and are expected to be sidelined for up to 10 weeks. This places them on the treatment table …

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Connacht To Start Academy Players While Ulster Remain Unchanged

Kieran Joyce Connacht

Connacht head coach, Andy Friend has named two academy players in his starting team to face Perpignan in the European Challenge Cup on Friday. Following his debut against the French side in the Sportsground last weekend, Kieran Joyce retains his place in midfield in the absence of Bundee Aki who has travelled to New Zealand to get married. He will partner …

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Five-Try Ulster Prove Too Strong For Dragons Challenge

Five tries plus 11 points from the boot of Johnny McPhillips helped Ulster power to a 36-18 win over Dragons in the Kingspan Stadium tonight.  On two occasions, the visitors managed to pull the game to within one score but moments of magic from the likes of Will Addison and Kieran Treadwell ensured the win was never in doubt for the …

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Marmion Returns For Connacht While Ulster Call Up Academy Players

Ireland Rugby Squad Training, Carton House, Co. Kildare 8/3/2017 Kieran Marmion Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Irish international, Kieran Marmion returns to the starting 15 for Connacht as they prepare to take on the Ospreys on Friday night.  Andy Friend’s side is also boosted by the return of Bundee Aki to the centre where he will partner Tom Farrell. In more good news, Sean O’Brien has recovered from injury and will feature n the back row with Captain Jarrad Butler …

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Ulster Announce Retirement Of Springbok Jean Deysel

Ulster have today announced the retirement of 33-year-old flanker Jean Deysel from professional rugby with immediate effect. The South African had a tremendous career which included stints with the Lions and the Sharks in his homeland, as well as short spells with Japanese side Toyota Verblitz and most notably fellow Irish province Munster. Sad news. Thank you for your contribution …

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