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#suftum

# 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.’

# 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.

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