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Iain Henderson “Not Ready” For Ireland Captaincy

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Iain Henderson has admitted he’s not ready to take on the role of Ireland captain.  The Ulster lock took over the role as captain of his provincial side in the wake of Rory Best’s retirement at the end of last season. Best also relinquished his Ireland captaincy with his successor unknown, as of yet. While Johnny Sexton, Peter O’Mahony and …

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Powerful Clermont Second 40 Sees Ulster Come Away With Nothing

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Clermont Auvergne 29 – 13 Ulster  A powerful second-half performance from Clermont Auvergne saw the French side secure the win over Ulster in the top of the table Pool 3 clash. Ulster got off to a great start and showed their running intent from the off. A Stuart McCloskey linebreak and offload to Jacob Stockdale saw Ulster go deep into …

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Henderson And Stockdale Boost For Ulster As Team Named For Munster

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Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has named his team to take on Munster at the Kingspan Stadium on Friday night (KO 7.35pm).  Ulster have made three changes to the team which recorded a bonus-point victory over Connacht in Belfast last time out. Two of those three changes sees Ireland internationals Iain Henderson and Jacob Stockdale return to the fold. Henderson …

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Carbery & Murray Return As Munster Name Team For Ulster Clash

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Joey Carbery and Conor Murray have both been named in the starting XV for Munster’s Guinness PRO14 clash with Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium (KO 7.35pm).  Carbery made his return from an ankle injury as a replacement in last Saturday’s loss to Leinster at Thomond Park but he has now been handed a start as he looks to step up …

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Leinster Name Exciting Team For Interpro Battle With Ulster

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Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named an exciting team for the visit of Ulster to the RDS on Friday night (KO 7.35 pm) in the Guinness PRO14.  The eastern province have made wholesale changes to their matchday squad from their bonus-point win over the Northampton Saints at the Aviva Stadium last weekend. There is, however, an interesting blend of …

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Ruan Pienaar: It Would Have Been Nice To Finish My Career At Ulster

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Both Ruan Pienaar and the whole of Ulster Rugby were left devastated when the influential scrum-half was denied the chance to see out his career in Belfast. After joining the northern province in 2010, Pienaar’s family settled into life well as the South African became an integral part of the team as well as a fans favourite. However, despite longing …

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Will Addison Suspended For Four Weeks Following Dangerous Tackle

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Will Addison has been suspended for four weeks after being cited following a tackle on Clermont Auvergne’s Paul Jedrasiak in Round 2 of the Heineken Champions Cup. The Ulster full-back was cited by the match Citing Commissioner John Byett for a tackle on the second-row forward that was deemed to be done in a dangerous manner. The Irish international was …

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Ulster Flourishing In Dan McFarland’s Every Inch Mentality

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Week by week, hope and optimism surrounding Ulster Rugby continues to grow.  And why shouldn’t it? The northern province are coming off the back of a hugely successful fortnight in Europe where back-to-back wins over Bath and Clermont Auvergne sees them top of Pool 3. In the Guinness PRO14, they are sitting second in Conference A and can consolidate that …

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Ulster & Clermont Name Teams For Friday Night Blockbuster Clash

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Ulster and Clermont Auvergne have named their respective sides for Friday night’s Round 2 Heineken Champions Cup clash at the Kingspan Stadium (KO 7.45pm). Both sides are coming into this match off the back of opening-round wins. Ulster claimed at scalp at the Rec as they overcame Bath 17-16 while Clermont thrashed Harlequins at home on a final scoreline of …

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“I Was Just Looking For An Escape In Life…To Sleep Even”

Paddy McAllister

“It was a rough time in my life,” Paddy McAllister says with absolutely no hesitation, like a man who has had a long time to reflect on the often difficult journey which has brought him to the west coast of Ireland in the green colours of Connacht Rugby.  The 30-year-old prop signed for the western province ahead of the 2019/20 …

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Ulster Squeeze Past Bath In Tight Champions Cup Opener

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Bath 16-17 Ulster  Ulster were made to work for it but their undefeated streak against Bath remains intact after a hard-fought victory at The Recreation Ground this afternoon.  It could well have been the perfect opening for Ulster when Billy Burns knocked down a kick just a minute into the game. The out-half, who was lining out against his brother …

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Looking Back: Amazing Try From Nevin Spence In Ulster Win Over Bath

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Ulster visit The Recreation Ground today looking to extend their undefeated streak over Bath to five games in the Heineken Champions Cup. An intriguing battle is expected as Bath welcome World Cup star Sam Underhill while Iain Henderson returns to the northern province to make his bow as the new captain of Ulster. Dan McFarland’s side are also boosted by …

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Ben Healy Added To Munster Squad While Leinster Make Five Changes

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Munster have added 20-year-old out-half Ben Healy in place of Alex Wootton to their Champions Cup squad ahead of Saturday’s Pool 4 opener against the Ospreys.  With first-choice ten Joey Carbery out injured and back-up J.J Hanrahan a doubt for this weekend, Munster are light of options with Tyler Bleyendaal the side’s only available out-half. Despite Johann van Graan suggesting …

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Munster Sweat On JJ Hanrahan Injury As Europe Looms

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Seán McMahon reporting from Thomond Park.  Munster are facing into a potential out-half crisis with European rugby on the horizon after JJ Hanrahan was removed after the half-hour mark in Munster’s 22-16 win over Ulster in Limerick on Saturday night.  Munster head coach Johann van Graan confirmed during his post-match press conference that Hanrahan was removed with what looks to …

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Munster Survive Thomond Scare To Edge Ulster In Limerick

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Munster 22 Ulster 16 Sean McMahon reporting from Thomond Park  Halloween may be behind us but Munster produced a real fright for their supporters as they almost suffered an unlikely defeat at home. With a 15-6 lead at halftime, many expected Munster to push on but some poor discipline allowed Ulster a way back into the game through the boot …

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