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# suftum - Yesterday’s News

'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.’

# suftum - Monday 30 October, 2017

'The dressing room, it was deadly silent': Ulster disperse into November with plenty to chew on

Rory Best was left analysing Ulster’s breakdown shortcomings rather than celebrating his 200th provincial cap.

# suftum - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

No denying Stockdale's form, but details key if he's to break into Schmidt's November plan, says Rory Best

The Ulster and Ireland captain doesn’t feel Ireland has a deep enough talent pool to simply toss Simon Zebo aside.

# suftum - Friday 20 October, 2017

Best and Stockdale on the bench for Ulster's tough trip to La Rochelle

Les Kiss has kept some of his big talents in reserve for Sunday’s meeting with a very heavy-duty La Rochelle side.

# suftum - Friday 13 October, 2017

'It's a massive victory': Kiss delighted with Ulster's character

Second-half tries from Stockdale and McCloskey ensured the hosts got off to a winning start.

# suftum - Friday 6 October, 2017

'He's got the uncanny ability to beat a tackler': Kiss hails match-winner Stockdale

However, the Ulster director of rugby also insists there is plenty for room for improvement with his young star.

Piutau and Stockdale put the gloss on scrappy inter-pro win for Ulster

The 21-year-old Ireland international’s try finally tilted the contest Ulster’s way.

# suftum - Thursday 5 October, 2017

McCloskey returns for Connacht clash as Ulster aim to bounce back from Zebre humbling

Chris Henry, Kieran Treadwell and Jacob Stockdale are also in harness for the season’s first inter-pro.

Yet another blow for Coetzee and Ulster as back row returns to South Africa to consult with knee surgeon

The luckless Springbok has managed just five games since moving to Ulster.

# suftum - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

October brings fresh start for Ulster but focus set on derby clash rather than Europe

Jono Gibbes’ side face Connacht on Friday night.

# suftum - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Ulster's winning start to the season unravels against Bradley's bold Zebre

A late intercept try sealed the northern province’s fate, but the writing was on the wall long before that.

# suftum - Friday 29 September, 2017

Just the 12 changes as Ulster name strong side for Zebre trip

Andrew Trimble set to equal Roger Wilson’s appearances record.

# suftum - Friday 22 September, 2017

Ulster score eight tries on way to victory over Bernard Jackman's Dragons

Nick Timoney was man-of-the-match with two tries to his name.

# suftum - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Henderson back for impact role as Timoney earns first Ulster start

Les Kiss and Bernard Jackman have both made a raft of changes to winning teams.

# suftum - Saturday 16 September, 2017

'They stood up with Nev out there and delivered. It was emotional'

Driven by the memory of the late Nevin Spence, Les Kiss’ Ulster pulled off a stunning victory last night.

# suftum - Friday 15 September, 2017

Late Andrew try seals stunning victory for Ulster over champions Scarlets

With the sides level after 77 minutes, the replacement hooker crossed after brilliant work from Bowe and Marshall.

# suftum - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'We have to be of a strong mentality to nail those moments': Resilience is crucial for Ulster

‘How do you get to a point where you are better than the distractions or the hits that come from the side?’

# suftum - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Marcell Coetzee set for Ulster return as Cooney and Deysel start after inter-pro switch

The northern province take on Northampton in their final pre-season match tomorrow night.

Jono Gibbes instills 'fear factor' in Ulster squad but fun key for Henderson's game

After ‘an eventful’ summer with no shortage of socialising in and out of rugby circles, Ulster’s powerhouse lock intends to play with a smile on his face.

# suftum - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Ulster chief Logan expecting to recruit out-half 'sooner rather than later'

Logan also revealed that the northern province will play 11 home matches and 10 away in the season ahead.

# suftum - Friday 28 July, 2017

Ireland U20 forwards Jones and Regan make switch from Leinster to join Ulster academy

The second and back row represented Leinster through age grades and up to ‘A’ level.

# suftum - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

'I wasn't allowed to stay with Ulster any longer': Montpellier confirm three-year contract for Ruan Pienaar

Vern Cotter is assembling quite the crop of Galacticos in the south of France.

# suftum - Friday 5 May, 2017

'We haven't cracked it, we don't know what it is': Ulster ready to work their way out of a rut

‘We’re gonna work their b*****ks off’, says Les Kiss while other teams are preparing for the tail end of the season.

# suftum - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Ulster won't risk Best and Henderson against Leinster, Olding set for surgery and 12 weeks out

The hooker and lock have been nursing respective shoulder and elbow injuries in recent weeks.

# suftum - Friday 28 April, 2017

McCloskey starts as Ulster face make or break trip to Ospreys

Chris Henry and Jared Payne remain injured as the northern province attempt to snatch the fourth play-off place out of Ospreys’ claws.

# suftum - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'This is last chance': Trimble intent on keeping Ulster's play-off hope alive in Thomond Park

With Saracens posing a potential distraction for Munster, Trimble’s side can keep the pressure on Scarlets and Ospreys with a rare win in Limerick.

Belfast win a turning point in Munster season, says Kilcoyne as return inter-pro looms

‘There is no point is saying that Saracens is not at the forefront of our minds,” admits the prop.

# suftum - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Best and Trimble back in harness to help Ulster's play-off push

Ex-Leinster prospect Nick Timoney is in line to make his debut for the northern province when the Cardiff Blues visit.

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