Family celebration for Ulster centurion Alan O’Connor
Good things are coming in twos to Alan O’Connor this week.
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Good things are coming in twos to Alan O’Connor this week.
Ireland’s summer debutant John Cooney will start his third successive game when Ulster tackle a star-studded Scarlets outfit on an emotional night at Ravenhilll (kick-off, 7.35pm).
Fri, 15 Sep, 2017
Bloemfontein-based Toyota Cheetahs motored majestically onto Pro14 scene and immediately lit up the Kingspan Stadium.
Sat, 02 Sep, 2017
Ulster has enjoyed some spectacular victories in Europe but, surely, none can have matched this lunchtime encounter for excitement, unpredictability and high-class rugby.
Mon, 12 Dec, 2016
Iain Henderson and Chris Henry return to the Ulster side for this evening’s Guinness Pro 12 game at Cardiff Blues, a match both teams regard as critical to relaunching their seasons.
Sat, 03 Dec, 2016
Winger Rob Lyttle has been rewarded for his try-scoring exploits when he earns a start for Ulster against Edinburgh at Murrayfield this evening.
Fri, 04 Nov, 2016
Sat, 29 Oct, 2016
Mon, 24 Oct, 2016
Ulster’s Director of Rugby Les Kiss praised his side’s resilience and character as they clipped the Ospreys wings at the death of an extremely, absorbing Guinness PRO12 top-of-the-table contest at the Kingspan Stadium on Saturday evening.
Mon, 03 Oct, 2016
Sat, 01 Oct, 2016
Fri, 02 Sep, 2016
Ireland wing, Tommy Bowe, made a try-scoring return, as Ulster boosted their hopes of a Guinness PRO12 play-off place, with a 47-17 victory over Zebre.
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016
Tommy Bowe gets his first start of the season for Ulster when they travel to Zebre in the chase for a bonus-point win in the Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi this afternoon.
Sat, 16 Apr, 2016
For Ulster the misery of the a month which saw them slump to fifth ended in a hard-fought win in Belfast over a Connacht side which never took a backward step but was undone by injuries and some unforced errors.
Sat, 02 Apr, 2016
Ireland’s Paddy Jackson will chalk up a century of appearances for Ulster in tonight’s Guinness Pro12 clash with champions Glasgow, (Scotstoun Stadium, 7.45pm, TG4).
Fri, 25 Mar, 2016
Stuart Olding returns to the outside centre position as Ulster’s Director of Rugby Les Kiss makes four changes to his side for this evening’s home date with Zebre.
Fri, 04 Mar, 2016
Roger Wilson will make his 200th appearance for Ulster when the Guinness Pro12 table-toppers welcome Scarlets to Kingspan Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Sat, 20 Feb, 2016
Fri, 12 Feb, 2016
Eight tries, all converted, and a clinically attacking Ulster got the bonus point win over Oyannax on Saturday at the Kingspan Stadium needed to prolong – for 24 hours at least – hopes of a Champions Cup quarter-final spot.
Mon, 25 Jan, 2016
Four times French giants Toulouse have visited Belfast, and each time left with the tails firmly stuck between their legs.
Sat, 12 Dec, 2015
Leo Cullen believes Ian Madigan’s versatility, far from being a weight around his neck at Leinster, is actually benefiting the 26-year-old who has been the subject of rumoured interest from Harlequins and Bristol.
Fri, 27 Nov, 2015
Ulster’s new director of rugby Less Kiss has named Rory Best and Ruan Pienaar on the bench for tomorrow’s Guinness PRO12 clash away to Newport Gwent Dragons.
Sat, 07 Nov, 2015
Munster A 41 Ulster Ravens 27:Kiwi outhalf Tyler Bleyendaal made his long-awaited Munster debut for the province’s second string during a 41-27 victory against the Ulster Ravens at Naas yesterday.
Thu, 30 Apr, 2015
Future Ireland prospect Jared Payne will captain Ulster when they travel to face the Scarlets in Llanelli this evening (6.30pm).
Sat, 02 Nov, 2013
Last time these sides met in the RaboDirect Pro12 the Leinster scrum was left in a heap.
Sat, 30 Mar, 2013
Head coach Mark Anscombe has brought the big guns back his side as Ulster prepare to take on Leinster at the RDS tomorrow night (6.15pm).
Fri, 29 Mar, 2013
Roger Wilson will make his return from injury today as Ulster Ravens kick off their British & Irish Cup campaign against Bridgend Ravens in Deramore Park. Wilson will line out in his familiar number 8 position while former Ireland U20 captain Niall Annett starts at hooker.
Sat, 13 Oct, 2012
Ireland’s U20 Grand Slam dream died at Adams Park in High Wycombe last night after they failed to fully recover from a strong opening by England.
Sat, 17 Mar, 2012
Second-half drop goals from half-backs Luke McGrath and Paddy Jackson against Wales set the Ireland U20s on a Grand Slam journey back in February but the duo are not underestimating the final road block.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2012
Ireland coach Mike Ruddock believes his side must counter the physicality of their English opponents in tomorrow’s RBS U20 Six Nations clash at Adams Park if they are to achieve their grand slam dream.
Thu, 15 Mar, 2012
Coach Mike Ruddock praised his men for maintaining their composure and seeing off the challenge of a weak Scotland side at Dubarry Park last night to set up a Grand Slam decider away to England next Friday.
Sat, 10 Mar, 2012
Ireland wing Tommy Bowe has ended speculation about his future by confirming his return to Ulster on a three-year deal announced yesterday by the IRFU and starting next season.
Wed, 07 Mar, 2012
Mike Ruddock’s Ireland remain on course for an U-20 Six Nations Grand Slam after seeing off Italy at Dubarry Park last night.
Sat, 25 Feb, 2012
Ireland’s U20s captured their share of the headlines on a dramatic weekend for Six Nations rugby in France when they dug deep for a thrilling victory over Les Bleus, surviving a pulsating finale at the Stade des Alpes, Grenoble on Saturday.
Mon, 13 Feb, 2012
A good start against Wales has given Irish coach Mike Ruddock belief in the ability of his U20 team for their meeting with France at Grenoble this afternoon.
Sat, 11 Feb, 2012
Scarcely has a team been so dominant and still have to work so hard in the closing stages to carve out a victory.
Sat, 04 Feb, 2012
Seven players from last year’s squad are included in the Ireland team for Friday night’s U20 Six Nations clash with Wales (Dubarry Park, Athlone. 7.05pm).
Wed, 01 Feb, 2012
IRELAND U20’s hammered a Leinster Development side 40-15 in the annual challenge at Donnybrook yesterday.
Fri, 23 Dec, 2011