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Irish Provinces Unveil Their Teams For Pro14 Opener

With us now edging ever closer to the start of this season’s Pro14 campaign, we now know how each of the Irish teams involved will line out. With Connacht, Munster, and Ulster set to play on Saturday and Leinster opening things up on Friday, here are your teams for the opening fixtures of this year’s Pro14 campaign. Connacht’s starting fifteen for …

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Dan McFarland Cleared To Begin Role As Ulster Head-Coach

Despite it looking as though he would have to wait, Dan McFarland has been cleared to begin his role as head-coach at Ulster Rugby. Four months ago, when it was announced that the Englishman would take the reins at Ulster, both fans and players were resigned to the fact that he would be forced to serve the nine-month notice period that …

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Leinster Lead The Way In PRO14 Dream Team Nominations

Eleven players from Leinster’s PRO14 winning squad have been nominated for the competition’s 2017/2018 dream team. Jordan Larmour, James Lowe and Luke McGrath are among the Leinster nominees for the team that will be announced at an awards ceremony on Monday night, prior to the launch of the new PRO14 season on Tuesday. Jacob Stockdale, John Cooney and Charles Piutau …

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Development Competition To Be Held Between Welsh And Irish Clubs

The IRFU and the WRU have joined forces to launch a new development competition called ‘The Celtic Cup’. The aim of the competition is to introduce emerging professional players to the week-to-week challenges of playing senior rugby. It will run for seven weeks and include development squads from Munster, Connacht, Ulster, Leinster, Cardiff Blues, the Scarlets, the Dragons and Ospreys. IRFU & WRU …

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Ulster Sign Irish-Qualified Outhalf, Billy Burns From Gloucester

Ulster Rugby have announced the signing of Irish-qualified out half, Billy Burns from Gloucester on a two year deal.  The 24 year-old has made over 100 senior appearances for the English club having made his debut six years ago in an LV Cup fixture at London Irish in 2012, before making his Aviva Premiership bow against Worcester Warriors in 2014. He …

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Simon Easterby To Provide Coaching Support At Ulster

Ireland coach Simon Easterby will fill in and provide coaching support for Ulster during the period between now and the arrival of Dan McFarland. Former-Irish international Easterby is set to begin a temporary role in the Ulster Rugby setup while their new coach McFarland finishes up a notice-period in his current position in Scotland. Easterby, who is a forwards coach …

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Stephen Ferris Scorches Ulster Rugby After Lions Tweet Omission

Stephen Ferris had a pretty heated response for Ulster rugby following their decision to omit him from a recent tweet honouring some of their Lions veterans. Following a tweet sent out by the official Twitter account of Ulster rugby honouring some of their athletes who have represented the Lions over the years, one man, ex-player Stephen Ferris, was far from …

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Breaking: Andrew Trimble To Retire At The End Of This Season

It has recently been announced that Ulster’s most-capped player, Andrew Trimble, will retire from professional rugby at the end of this season. Ulster Rugby announced today via Twitter that their most-capped player of all-time will retire from the sport after making 229 appearances. With experience in the World Cup and several Six Nations titles under his belt, the 33-year-old leaves …

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Paddy Jackson And Stuart Olding Release Statements In Response To Ulster Contract Termination

Stuart Olding and Paddy Jackson have released personal statements in the aftermath of seeing their Ulster contracts revoked on Saturday. It was confirmed on Saturday morning that the Ireland internationals had been released by the province as a result of an internal review conducted by the club and the IRFU. Despite their acquittal in relation to charges of rape of …

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Ulster And IRFU Release Statement Confirming The Departures Of Paddy Jackson And Stuart Olding

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The IRFU and Ulster Rugby have formally announced that Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are to leave the province, with their contracts terminated effect of immediately. Reports on Friday night had suggested that the governing bodies had, after an internal review, decided to release the pair from their contracts, and this has now been confirmed to be the case. Ulster and …

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Paddy Jackson Issues Apology For “Degrading And Offensive” Whatsapp Texts

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 7: Paddy Jackson arrives at Belfast Laganside courts on March 7, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Ireland and Ulster rugby player is accused of raping a woman in June 2016 at a property in south Belfast along with fellow Ulster and Ireland international Stuart Olding. The defence is scheduled to open it's case today after a delay due to a juror's illness. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Ulster and Ireland rugby player Paddy Jackson has issued an apology for taking part in “degrading and offensive” Whatsapp conversations. Jackson, along with teammate Stuart Olding, was recently acquitted of all charges in relation to the alleged rape and sexual assault of a young woman at a house party in June 2016. In a statement released to the Press Association, Jackson …

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Reported Ticket Interest In Mayo Vs Galway Is Already Through The Roof

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With the 2018 Allianz Football League consigned to history, counties’ preparations are gathering pace in the run-up to the summer. Undoubtedly the standout football tie for the month of April is in Connacht. Last year’s All-Ireland finalists Mayo face off against the beaten League finalists Galway in a mouthwatering clash in Castlebar. Galway have beaten their neighbours the last two summers, …

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