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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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Simon Zebo Apologizes To Michael Lowry For Taunting

Simon Zebo has issued a public apology to Michael Lowry after taunting the Ulster fullback while scoring his side’s fifth try of the night. The former Munster man contributed to his side’s 44-12 victory over the Irish outfit and when he managed to convert his side’s fifth try of the night, he did so with an added level of swagger …

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Ulster’s Peter Browne Announces Retirement On Medical Grounds

Ulster second row, Peter Browne has announced his retirement with immediate effect on the advice of the medical team following a number of concussions. The former Harlequins man said he sought the advice of a neurological specialist and his family before making the “tough” decision. “Looking at the situation rationally, and trying to remove emotion, the objective is my long-term …

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Ulster & Connacht Name Teams For Saturday’s Fixtures

Ulster have been boosted by the return of five players ahead of their fixture against Leicester on Saturday, while Connacht also named their team for the Bordeaux Bégles game.  Craig Gilroy, Jordi Murphy, Will Addison, Michael Lowry and Marty Moore are all included in the matchday 23 after overcoming their respective injuries. Lowry, a member of the Abbey Insurance Academy, and …

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Dan McFarland: South Africa Trip Came At A Cost For Ulster

A depleted Ulster fell to their heaviest defeat in the history of the club against a rejuvenated Munster in Thomond Park on Saturday evening.  The result brought to an end their unbeaten run during this season’s PRO14 campaign. While head coach, Dan McFarland admits that the team failed to give a good account of themselves, he insists that there are …

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Provinces Name Teams Ahead Of Crucial Inter-Pro Weekend

Munster, Leinster, Connacht and Ulster have all named their teams ahead of this weekend’s interprovincial games in the Guinness Pro14. Connacht take on current Pro14 champions Leinster at the Showgrounds on Saturday at 17:15 as Ulster travel to Thomond Park to take on struggling Munster at 19:35. Dave Heffernan is named as captain for Connacht as Ultan Dillane partners Quinn …

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Jerry Flannery: South Africa Trip Won’t Have Weakened Ulster

Munster defensive coach, Jerry Flannery has insisted that this weekend’s opponents, Ulster will not be weakened as a result of their recent trip to South Africa.  Ulster returned unbeaten from their trip to the Southern Hemisphere which saw them earn a hard-fought 39-all draw with Toyota Cheetahs following their 28-7 win over Southern Kings five days earlier. Last season, Munster faced …

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Ulster Make Three Changes For Kings Game In South Africa

Ulster have made three changes to their side to play Southern Kings in Nelson Mandela Bay in the PRO14 on Sunday.  Sean Reidy replaces the injured, Jordi Murphy who made his debut for the province in last weekend’s dramatic win over Edinburgh. He is joined in the backrow by Nick Timoney and Marcell Coetzee. Tom O’Toole has recovered from a concussion suffered …

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