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# ulster-rugby - Today’s News

Big Nick Williams given a big 8-week ban for striking Suspension This post contains videos

Big Nick Williams given a big 8-week ban for striking

The powerful Ulster number eight had a 16-week sentence reduced by eight weeks.

# ulster-rugby - Yesterday’s News

One of Irish rugby’s best attacking prospects is out of the upcoming World Cup

Stuart Olding is facing nine months out after injuring his knee.

All Black Charles Piutau to join Ulster next year – Reports

The versatile back is set to sign for the Northern province.

# ulster-rugby - Friday 27 March, 2015

Chris Henry returns as Ulster hold off Cardiff to stay second in Pro12

The flanker was a second-half substitute at Ravenhill after five months out.

Ulster’s Chris Henry will make his comeback from heart surgery tonight

The 27-year-old has been out of action since suffering a mini-stroke in November.

# ulster-rugby - Monday 9 March, 2015

There are big hand-offs.. and then there’s Ruan Pienaar getting fended into a different year

The South African ended up like a turtle on its back after this hand-off.

There is one great stat that highlights just how bleak last weekend was for Irish rugby

You have to go back a really, really long time to find a Pro12 weekend where all the Irish teams lost.

# ulster-rugby - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Dragons beat Ulster to complete Welsh clean sweep over Irish provinces

Ross Adair’s late try managed to salvage a losing bonus point for the visitors at Rodney Parade.

# ulster-rugby - Friday 6 March, 2015

A former Ireland international has been tasked with maintaining Ulster’s production line

Kieran Campbell has been put in charge of the Ulster academy.

4 reasons to watch the Irish provinces in Pro12 action this weekend

Connacht’s Champions Cup charge, Leinster’s XV, Munster man returns and Ulster’s next prospect.

One of Leinster’s rampaging wrecking balls is set for his first start since September

Cian Healy is back for Leinster while Darren Cave captains Ulster.

# ulster-rugby - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Hands off! Andrew Trimble is staying at Ulster

IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora hails Trimble as “a model professional.”

# ulster-rugby - Friday 27 February, 2015

Dominant second half drives Ulster to important win over Scarlets

Neil Doak’s side had to recover from a half-time deficit at Kingspan Stadium.

# ulster-rugby - Friday 20 February, 2015

McCloskey sees red but 13-man Ulster cling on for a big win in Edinburgh

Tries from Pienaar and Cave see Ulster join Glasgow at the top of the Pro12 table.

# ulster-rugby - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

One of the most promising players in Irish rugby has signed a new contract

Iain Henderson is staying with Ulster for at least three more years.

# ulster-rugby - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Ulster have signed a Samoan international out-half on a short-term deal

Mike Stanley has joined the northern province after a training stint with the Chiefs.

# ulster-rugby - Friday 13 February, 2015

Ulster make light work of Treviso to move into second place with bonus-point win

The hosts ran in six tries to leapfrog Leinster and Munster, for now.

# ulster-rugby - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Gilroy to earn 100th cap as Ulster name team to play Treviso

Nick Williams, Louis Ludik and Stuart McCloskey are also expected to feature.

One of the stars of Ireland’s Six Nations win last year won’t play rugby again this season

Andrew Trimble has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a toe injury.

# ulster-rugby - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

The scenery must be nice in Gloucester because another key Ulsterman is making the switch

Ulster’s highly-rated defence coach has decided to join David Humphreys in England.

# ulster-rugby - Monday 26 January, 2015

Ulster’s Kingspan Stadium will host this year’s Pro12 final

It’s the first time a venue has been nominated rather than based on a team’s finishing position.

Here’s our Irish team of the weekend after the last round of the Champions Cup pool stage

It was an unbeaten weekend for the Irish provinces in Champions Cup action.

# ulster-rugby - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Ulster exit on a high as Darren Cave’s hat-trick mauls Tigers

It was an encouraging end to an otherwise underwhelming campaign for Neil Doak’s side.

# ulster-rugby - Friday 23 January, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Fed’s a shadow of himself, tragedy in Derry and all today’s sport

Other stories include Jamie Heaslip starting for Leinster this weekend and ITV ‘parting ways’ with Adrian Chiles.

Good news for Ireland as Earls and Henderson named to start for Munster and Ulster

With injuries healed, there’s a chance for some badly needed game time.

# ulster-rugby - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Toulon broke the 60-point barrier against Ulster with a devastating eight-try display

The loss also saw Paddy Jackson leave the field with an arm injury.

# ulster-rugby - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Ex-Ireland bruiser Neil Best on how to make the perfect hit and THAT game vs Australia

The rampaging flanker now plays with London Scottish in the English Championship.

# ulster-rugby - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Luke Marshall set for another spell on the sidelines following fifth concussion

Ulster also confirmed that Dan Tuohy is to miss the Six Nations.

# ulster-rugby - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Here’s your Sunday evening Pro12 highlights from a good weekend for the Irish provinces Recap This post contains videos

Here’s your Sunday evening Pro12 highlights from a good weekend for the Irish provinces

It will make for good viewing for Leinster, Munster and Ulster fans. Those out West may want to look away now.

Ulster breathe sigh of relief as visitors survive Treviso comeback

Neil Doak’s side held on to claim their second away win of the Pro12 season.

# ulster-rugby - Friday 9 January, 2015

Jared Payne in line for first appearance since Springbok Test as McCloskey commits to contract

Louis Ludik is back in the starting line-up as one of just two changes from the defeat to Leinster.

# ulster-rugby - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Best laments Ulster’s lack of killer instinct against Leinster

The northern province were beaten by Leinster in the Pro12 today.

That Madigan magic and more talking points from Leinster’s win over Ulster

Ulster go back up the M1 licking their wounds while Leinster end the seasonal inter-pros in the playoff places.

Heaslip injury a concern for Leinster after win over Ulster

Ian Madigan and Jack Conan tries gave Leinster a convincing inter-pro win.

This cheeky Madigan try has Leinster in control against Ulster

The home side took advantage of advantage just after half time.

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As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Guinness Pro12

Leinster were determined to get 2015 off to a winning start. Catch up on this afternoon’s action in our minute-by-minute report.

Chris Henry happy with watching brief (for now) as Ulster take on Leinster

The Ulster flanker never thought he’d be in this situation and is looking forward to a possible return to play this season.

# ulster-rugby - Friday 2 January, 2015

Heaslip insisting Leinster ‘in a good space’ as he narrows focus to Ulster threat

The Leinster captain is repeating mantras of positivity as Leinster aim to go back to winning ways.

# ulster-rugby - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Player-driven attitude adjustment preparing Leinster for another bruising inter-pro

Head coach Matt O’Connor feels that his side just need to finish off the opportunities they are creating.

# ulster-rugby - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Half term report: Ulster must escape Champions Cup cloud

2014 wasn’t the finest year around Ravenhill.

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