Retiring Rory can still save best ‘til last

A former club captain back in the 1950s, and with a son (John) involved in a variety of roles from captain to president to chairman, Don’s was a voice entitled to be heard.

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Glasgow through to home PRO14 final after demolishing Ulster

Glasgow will have the benefit of home advantage at Celtic Park after romping past Ulster 50-20 to claim a place in the Guinness PRO14 Grand Final.

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Ulster boosted by return of Jacob Stockdale for Pro14 semi-final

Ulster's chances of reaching the Guinness Pro14 final have been boosted by the return to fitness of Jacob Stockdale.

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McFarland: Ulster can’t afford to relax

Dan McFarland says it would be dangerous for Ulster to give tomorrow’s PRO14 semi-final against Glasgow the status of a ‘free hit’.

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Glasgow Warriors’ swords sharpened ahead of Ulster semi-final

Glasgow Warriors “know what not to do” as they prepare for Friday’s PRO14 semi-final visit of Ulster, says assistant coach Jonathan Humphreys.

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Ulster confirm signing of New Zealand 7s international

The Otago player has Super Rugby experience with the Highlanders and just joint-second top try scorer in the premier club competition in the southern hemisphere in 2016.

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Ulster duo to play at Ravenhill for the last time tomorrow

The northern province's take on Connacht tomorrow with Rory Best and Darren Cave looking to exit on a high with a spot in the PRO14 semi-finals up for grabs.

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Coetzee hanging on for Springboks call to arms

Marcell Coetzee hasn’t given up hope of a late call-up to the South African World Cup squad and hopes his superb form for Ulster will help get him to Japan.

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McFarland was ‘gutted’ when Connacht chose Lam

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has revealed he was “gutted” when he lost out on the Connacht job to Pat Lam in 2013.

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Payne: To get a win means heck of a lot

It was the deadest of dead rubbers, but the joy Ulster took from beating Leinster on Saturday suggested it meant something beyond a meaningless four PRO14 points to those at Kingspan Stadium.

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McFarland finds meaning in Ulster’s dead rubber tie

Standards are standards, and regardless of what’s at stake Dan McFarland is still demanding a performance from his scratch side in this evening’s PRO14 dead rubber against Leinster.

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Eric O’Sullivan grateful for lifeline at Ulster

Much has been made of the heavy one-way traffic heading from Leinster to Ulster in the last few years, but for at least one of the imports it was no wrench at all to leave his native province.

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Cave gets skipper role in last hurrah for Ulster

Darren Cave will captain Ulster in Saturday’s PRO14 against Leinster to mark his retirement from the game.

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Stockdale battling to be fit for PRO14

Ulster have serious concerns they’ll be without Jacob Stockdale for the Guinness PRO14 quarter-final against Connacht next month.

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Ulster confirm Marty Moore's season is over after ankle ligament injury

The northern province confirmed that Moore will miss the rest of the season and will see a specialist later in the week.

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McFarland: Ulster have shaken off Euro ‘hangover’

Dan McFarland says a “mental hangover” from the Champions Cup loss to Leinster cost Ulster in Glasgow last weekend but believes they’ll return to Scotland tonight refreshed and ready to pip Edinburgh to a play-off place.

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Iain Henderson back in Ulster team for crucial Pro14 clash

Dan McFarland has made three changes as Ulster bid to get back to winning ways away to Edinburgh.

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Sorry Stockdale admits mistake ‘unforgiveable’

Jacob Stockdale says he feels personally responsible for Ulster’s Champions Cup defeat by Leinster and, in an admission of incredible honesty, agreed with Brian O’Drisco ll’s damning post-match verdict that his missed try blunder was ‘unforgivable’.

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Ulster's Will Addison out for the season following back surgery

Ulster confirmed that Addison had recently undergone back surgery and it "is hoped that he will return to full fitness for pre-season."

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Gilroy opens up on injury battle

Ulster wing Craig Gilroy has revealed the back injury that wrecked his season was so debilitating a few months ago he was struggling to put his socks on.

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'One of Ulster’s finest ever centres' Darren Cave to retire at end of the season

Ulster centre Darren Cave has announced his decision to retire at the end of the season.

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Leinster prop Jack McGrath to join Ulster this summer

Ulster have announced that Leinster loose-head Jack McGrath will join the province in the summer.

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Rory Best ruled out of Ulster's Pro14 clash with Glasgow

Ulster captain Rory Best has been ruled out of Friday's Guinness Pro14 game against Glasgow Warriors.

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‘Jacob has to dust himself down and move on, we all do’, says Ulster coach

Ulster believe Jacob Stockdale has the mental strength to get over Saturday’s fumble and say he’s eager to throw himself straight back into PRO14 action this weekend to shake off his Champions Cup blues.

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Cooney fired up to face native province

John Cooney can’t have imagined the roundabout route he’d travel to get back within touching distance of Europe’s highest reaches when he came on as a replacement for Leinster against Ulster with six minutes to go in the 2012 Heineken Cup final.

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From togging with Best to Ravenhill glory days

Jim Stokes has been synonymous with Ulster rugby for over three decades.

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Back injuries rule out Ulster stars for Leinster quarter-final

Craig Gilroy and Will Addison have been ruled out of Saturday's Champions Cup quarter-final against Leinster at the Aviva Stadium.

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Ulster win comes at a cost ahead of cup showdown with Leinster

Ulster may have achieved their goal in leapfrogging Benetton in the chase for a Guinness PRO14 knock-out place, but there was mixed news in the aftermath of Saturday’s win over Southern Kings for coach Dan McFarland ahead of next week’s Champions Cup quarter-final with Leinster.

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Coetzee makes scoring return in big win for Ulster

Marcell Coetzee marked his comeback for Ulster with one of their five tries in a 33-19 Guinness PRO14 win over the Southern Kings.

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Voice of experience Cave nears end of line

Voice of experience Cave nears end of line

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Reidy set to join Ulster’s century club

Jim Stokes Auckland-born Sean Reidy makes his 100th appearance for Ulster tomorrow against the Dragons at Rodney Parade - the same opponents he faced when making his debut five years ago.

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Ulster’s Peter Nelson relieved to be over injury nightmare

It is little surprise to hear Ulster’s Peter Nelson admitting he is really enjoying his rugby.

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Billy Burns ‘back in the mix’ for Ulster, says Peel

Ulster will be without a handful of players when they head to Rodney Parade this Sunday to face a troubled Dragons outfit in the final run of three straight Guinness PRO14 games before a break for the climax of the Six Nations.

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Four contract extensions and a new signing in Milasinovich for Ulster

Ulster have signed Ireland eligible prop Gareth Milasinovich from Worcester Warriors.

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Ulster to start with new half-back partnership against Zebre

The Ulster team has been selected for tomorrow's PRO14 clash against Zebre at the Kingspan Stadium.

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Three Ulster prospects commit future to the province

Loosehead Eric O'Sullivan, versatile back Michael Lowry and 20-year old centre James Hume have all signed their first senior contracts at Kingspan Stadium.

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Ireland star Henderson primed to make return for Ulster

Iain Henderson hopes to take a giant step towards a Six Nations return when he lines out for Ulster in tonight’s Guinness PRO14 assignment away to Ospreys (Brewery Field, 7.35 pm).

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Iain Henderson returns for Ulster's clash against Ospreys

Ulster have been given a boost ahead of their PRO14 encounter against Ospreys with the return of Iain Henderson from injury.

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South African flanker Marcell Coetzee signs contract extension with Ulster

The new deal keeps him at the Kingspan Stadium until the summer of 2022.

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Last-gasp penalty try earns draw for Ulster against Treviso

Ulster and Benetton Treviso played out a 17-17 draw after an 80th-minute penalty try awarded to the Irish side by referee Nigel Owens.

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Dan McFarland turns to youth for Ulster’s Italian date

Michael Lowry is back in the Ulster starting line-up for tonight’s crucial date with Benetton at the Kingspan Stadium.

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Ex-UUP leader criticised for accusing Simon Zebo of ageism

An 'elderly' Ulster fan was banned for life by the province after racially abusing Zebo earlier this month.

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Ulster issue lifetime ban to fan who racially abused Simon Zebo

Ulster Rugby have banned for life a spectator found to have racially abused Racing 92 winger Simon Zebo.

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Ulster boss okay over prospect of meeting Leinster in European quarter-final

Ulster's reward for making a first European Cup quarter-final in eight years may yet be a trip to Dublin to face Leinster's reigning champions.

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Far from pretty but Ulster claim place in Champions Cup quarter-finals

It was a performance riddled with mistakes, so many of them elementary, but the side's reaction to adversity in the second-half, when coming from 13-0 down to claim the lead and hold out in the face of considerable pressure, was impressive.

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Ulster sweating on Billy Burns and John Cooney

Ulster are still awaiting definitive news on the prospect of travelling to Leicester’s Welford Road tomorrow afternoon without their key half-back partnership of Billy Burns and John Cooney. Ulster are chasing a place in the Heineken Champions Cup knock-out stages and the loss of the pair could be devastating.

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Rory Best: Racing test will tell us how far we’ve come

Ireland skipper Rory Best returns to the fray this afternoon hopeful of leading Ulster nearer the Heineken Cup quarter-final stages, something the province hasn’t achieved for five years.

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John Cooney wants Ulster to rock Racing rhythm

Ireland scrum-half John Cooney is hoping that Ulster’s attention to detail can put Racing 92 to the sword in Saturday’s Heineken Cup shootout at the Kingspan Stadium.

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Dwayne Peel summons Ulster’s ‘Ravenhill Roar’

Ulster’s attack coach Dwayne Peel believes that the famous ‘Ravenhill Roar’ will have a huge role to play in the province’s must-win European clash with Racing 92 in Belfast on Saturday.

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Nick Timoney keen to put on a show back on home turf

Dublin-born Nick Timoney is relishing the chance to show some of his former colleagues and team-mates in D4 that there is indeed a future in BT6.

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Adam McBurney another talent in Ulster’s long line of No 2s

Ulster have a queue forming for on the No 2 jersey, with a couple of Ballymena-born players eager to continue the current line of international hookers in the province.

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Payne says Ulster must replicate Munster approach

Ulster’s defence coach Jared Payne wants his side to take a leaf out of Munster’s book to get one of over Leinster on Saturday evening in Dublin.

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Vintage Rory Best proves class is permanent against Munster

If this is Rory Best in the winter of his career, then Irish rugby better prepare for a very long cold spell.

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Jordi Murphy: Derby duel against Munster as big as a European clash

Jordi Murphy says tonight’s derby PRO14 clash against Munster is “as big as a European game” to Ulster as the northern province looks to build momentum into 2019.

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Ludik: Ulster are ready to build on recent wins

Ulster’s South African full-back Louis Ludik is looking towards tomorrow night’s Guinness Pro 14 clash with Munster in Belfast with relish — but he knows the province has not always been as consistent as it needs to be in the league or in Europe.

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Dan McFarland seeking revenge on Munster

“They hurt us when we were down there in Thomond Park, and there were a few young fellas playing who didn’t get the best experience of representing their province.”

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Iain Henderson to miss majority of Ireland's Six Nations title defence

Henderson has been in fantastic form of late, scoring a pair of tries in Ulster's Heineken Champions Cup win over Scarlets on Friday.

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Iain Henderson tries keep Ulster cup dreams alive

Iain Henderson bustled and hustled his way to a try in each half as Ulster barnstormed to a bonus-point victory over Scarlets to keep their Heineken Champions Cup qualifying hopes very much alive.

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