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#suftum

# suftum - Saturday 22 September, 2018

McFarland impressed and frustrated as Ulster show character to force draw

The head coach hailed the work done on the team’s culture during the summer before his arrival.

# suftum - Friday 21 September, 2018

Late Speight try earns dramatic draw on top of bonus point for Ulster against Cheetahs

Dan McFarland’s men left Bloemfontein with three points after a 10-try thriller.

# suftum - Thursday 20 September, 2018

19-year-old Kernohan starts as 5-day turnaround brings 6 changes for Ulster against Cheetahs

The academy prospect scored his first senior try last weekend.

# suftum - Monday 17 September, 2018

Ruthlessness remains top of McFarland's wish-list as Ulster beat Kings

‘We have to be ruthless in what we’re doing if we want to take advantage of the dominance we had in possession.’

# suftum - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Late debut tries, but no bonus point as Ulster defeat Kings

Angus Kernohan and Angus Curtis helped Ulster’s chase for a bonus point in Port Elizabeth.

# suftum - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Testimonial man Henry promises high energy and a few surprises from Ulster this season

The Six Nations-winning back row will be honoured during Ulster’s pre-season clash with Gloucester today.

# suftum - Monday 6 August, 2018

'We're trying to develop something that leaves a legacy'

We spent a day within the Ulster academy, where Kieran Campbell is putting structures and frameworks in place to develop great people as well as players.

# suftum - Saturday 28 July, 2018

'I've never finished the season feeling in better shape': Best leading fresh start in Ulster

The Ireland captain missed the June series, but has rehabilitated his hamstring and is determined to steer Ulster on a better course.

# suftum - Friday 27 July, 2018

After intense headaches and feeling just plain 'crap', Jared Payne has moved to a new chapter

‘Sometimes you felt like you had a bit of a hangover and other times it feels like something’s wrong in your head and you’re tempted to call A&E.’

# suftum - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Ireland forwards coach Easterby to provide support for Ulster before head coach arrival

Hope remains that Dan McFarland will leave Scotland before January, but Easterby will work with the province’s young coaches on an interim basis.

# suftum - Monday 21 May, 2018

Gibbes refuses to rule out La Rochelle switch after salvaging Champions Cup berth

The Kiwi traveled to speak with the Top14 club on Thursday and insists his absence didn’t impact preparations for the 35-17 Champions Cup play-off win.

# suftum - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Changing of the guard makes Champions Cup a vital pillar for Ulster's rebuild

Some cherished figures won’t be around for Ulster next season, but today’s win brings reasons to get excited about the year ahead.

# suftum - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Coetzee relieved to come out of the wilderness and closer to fitness

The Springbok will be a central tenet of Ulster’s rebuild next season, but first and foremost is next Sunday’s meeting with Ospreys.

# suftum - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'He's still working with us for the next nine months': Scotland ready to make Ulster wait for McFarland

A solution is needed to stop a sense of transition seeping in to the first half of Ulster’s season.

# suftum - Thursday 3 May, 2018

'He hits like an absolute train' - Stockdale lauds retiring mentor Trimble

The 33-year-old Ulsterman announced his retirement from professional rugby earlier today.

Ulster and Ireland wing Andrew Trimble announces retirement from rugby

The 33-year-old says it is ‘probably the toughest decision that any professional sportsman will make.’

# suftum - Friday 27 April, 2018

Gibbes pleased to still have a sniff of Pro14 playoffs as he bids to complete miracle comeback in Munster

‘We had no margin of error and we managed to fight and scratch our way through and get ourselves in a position to put pressure on Edinburgh.’

# suftum - Friday 13 April, 2018

Stockdale seals drab Ulster win on night of protests at Kingspan Stadium

A game low on entertainment delivered a second win on the trot for Ulster.

# suftum - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Fresh contract extension for Darren Cave as he leads unchanged Ulster back-line against Ospreys DC

Fresh contract extension for Darren Cave as he leads unchanged Ulster back-line against Ospreys

Ulster’s former forwards coach Allen Clarke stands between them and a second Pro14 win on the bounce.

# suftum - Monday 9 April, 2018

Analysis: Ulster show signs of life as lineout attack shines in Edinburgh

Jono Gibbes’ men scored three first-half tries from lineout platforms against Edinburgh.

# suftum - Friday 6 April, 2018

Ulster lift the gloom with big bonus-point win over play-off rivals Edinburgh

Three first-half tries paved the way for the province’s first win in four games.

# suftum - Sunday 11 March, 2018

'It's a big difference to start getting players from Donegal and Cavan, where we haven't before'

We spoke to former Ireland scrum-half Kieran Campbell about his role as the head of Ulster academy.

# suftum - Friday 2 March, 2018

Jono Gibbes will return to southern hemisphere after one season with Ulster

The New Zealander has spent a decade in Europe since moving to work under Michael Cheika in Leinster.

# suftum - Friday 23 February, 2018

From Queensland Schoolboys to the Ireland U20s: Tom O'Toole's tale

The Ulster tighthead prop is an exciting player for the future.

# suftum - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Herring, Bowe and Deysel return as Gibbes' Ulster look to build on bright start

Alan O’Connor captains his adopted province from the second row.

# suftum - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Ulster expect Charles Piutau back in action within five weeks after rib injury

If it’s good news you want, Andrew Trimble seems to be over his back issue and may feature against Edinburgh this week.

# suftum - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Must-win match with Wasps a chance for Ulster to prove a point to themselves

‘Make sure this is not another false dawn,’ was the forceful message from Rory Best after a sensational win over La Rochelle.

# suftum - Monday 15 January, 2018

'We've to make sure this is not another false dawn': Best urges Ulster to back up big performance

The Ireland captain had to wait a long time to taste victory for Ulster, and he’s intent on repeating the feat on Sunday.

# suftum - Sunday 14 January, 2018

'When you're under pressure, who stands up and who doesn't fold?': Kiss hails lasting Lealiifano impact

The Australian playmaker, “a warrior through and through”, bade farewell to Belfast ahead of his return to the Brumbies later this month.

# suftum - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Brilliant Best leads ferocious Ulster to victory over La Rochelle

Pool 1 is now topped by Ulster after a three-try win over the powerhouse French outift.

# suftum - Friday 12 January, 2018

Henderson at lock as Ulster grit their teeth for make-or-break clash with La Rochelle

Wiehahn Herbst was a late withdrawal from the squad, so Ross Kane has been drafted in from A duty to take a place among the replacements.

'You don’t play to run up and down hills': Rory Best chasing long overdue taste of victory in Ulster jersey

The Ireland captain has won many more Tests than provincial ties in the past year.

# suftum - Monday 1 January, 2018

A game of two halves! Four-try Ulster produce massive comeback to topple 14-man Munster

17-0 down at half-time, it was a huge result for Ulster in the Pro14 at Kingspan Stadium.

# suftum - Friday 22 December, 2017

Stockdale at fullback with fellow former U20 star McPhillips primed for Ulster debut

Meanwhile, Darren Cave will win his 200th cap for his province on John Cooney’s return to Galway.

# suftum - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Ulster make two changes while England quartet drop out for Harlequins

The northern province will be aiming to make it back-to-back wins over Quins in the Champions Cup.

# suftum - Friday 1 December, 2017

Lealiifano scores dramatic late try, but misses conversion, as Ulster and Dragons play out tumultuous draw

Ulster had led Bernard Jackman’s men by 12 points before Gavin Henson inspired the Dragons comeback.

# suftum - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Van der Merwe set for first Ulster start as McCloskey returns for date with Dragons

Rory Best will take a place on the bench alongside the returning Chris Henry.

Far from Sevens heaven as Timoney digs in for Ulster

Injuries in Les Kiss’ pack have fast-tracked the Dubliner to the extent that he was the senior man in the back row last weekend.

# suftum - Friday 24 November, 2017

'Would I be as passionate about another club?' Marshall poised to join Ulster's 200 club

‘Any time there’s been an opportunity to look away I was still on the edge of the Irish set-up and I didn’t want to go away and miss out on that.’

# suftum - Friday 3 November, 2017

Ulster hope to get back on track and make the most of trip to sunny South Africa

‘That’s our challenge — to make sure we turn up and respect the 80 minutes with our best effort.’

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