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# ulster - Today’s News

Ulster move quickly to give Stuart McCloskey new contract a year early

The powerful centre will be plying his trade in Belfast until June 2019.

# ulster - Yesterday’s News

'That’s all it was, proving a point. There’s still a final': Leinster not ready to ease up after Ulster

‘Embarrassment showed in our performance,’ says loosehead Jack McGrath.

# ulster - Friday 20 May, 2016

One lucky Leinster fan left the RDS with Jamie Heaslip's boots tonight

Might take a few pairs of socks to make them fit snugly though.

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Guinness Pro12 semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as Ulster tried to upset Leinster and become the first away winner in a Pro12 semi-final.

'Unsung hero' Luke Marshall typifies Ulster energy and drive

The 25-year-old has endured a rough ride since making his international debut three years ago, but he’s made himself a key component in a new position this season.

'Te’o and Ringrose, there was a lot of smoke blown up those guys’ asses, the Ulster centres ripped them to shreds'

There’s plenty of evidence to convince Stephen Ferris either side can win tonight’s big Pro12 semi-final.

# ulster - Thursday 19 May, 2016

'30 - 6, you don't forget that anytime soon': Nacewa and Leinster coating intense resolve with cool exterior

Leinster’s captain will use that defeat as motivation in tomorrow’s semi-final and his side have enough experience to rise to the occasion.

Best: The pressure’s on Leinster, it’s their home semi-final and no one’s ever lost one

There are some big bad statistics pointing to a Leinster win, but Ulster believe their momentum can help them rise above the numbers.

Niggling injuries behind him, Jordi Murphy ready to reach for top form again

Leinster’s flanker has endured a difficult season`after years of constant improvement, but he’s fit and firing again in time for the business end.

# ulster - Monday 16 May, 2016

Ringrose letting physique follow all-round improvements as he aims to settle a score

The 21-year-old is making sure to avoid prioritising physical improvements over skills.

Full extent of Sean O'Brien injury still to be seen, but Sexton 'flying' ahead of Pro12 semi

‘Obviously it doesn’t look good,’ says Kurt McQuilkin, but there is no such concern over Jonathan Sexton’s involvement.

# ulster - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Ulster rule Tommy Bowe out of South Africa Tests, expect him back for pre-season

The wing appeared to aggravate his knee injury when playing 80 minutes on his return last month.

# ulster - Monday 9 May, 2016

Sexton finishes cracking move and stunning Trimble solo effort among your Pro12 highlights Highlights Reel This post contains videos

Sexton finishes cracking move and stunning Trimble solo effort among your Pro12 highlights

The four games involving the Irish provinces served up 29 tries, here are the pick of them.

# ulster - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Ulster head for the semis after emphatic six-try demolition of Ospreys

Paddy Jackson orchestrates big win in Wales to secure tie with Leinster.

# ulster - Friday 6 May, 2016

Craig Gilroy returns as Ulster set their sights on Ospreys finale

Les Kiss makes just one change to the side which demolished Leinster.

# ulster - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Time for the final round of Pro12 games, here's where you can watch your province in action

All six matches will kick-off at the same time this weekend.

# ulster - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Ulster trounce Leinster to tighten their grip on Pro12 semi-final spot

An impressive performance saw Les Kiss’s side narrowly miss out on a bonus point.

As it happened: Ulster v Leinster, Guinness Pro12

There’s an important inter-provincial clash down for decision this afternoon at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.

# ulster - Friday 29 April, 2016

McCloskey back, Healy not in squad for vital Ulster v Leinster clash

Jack McGrath starts in the front row for Leinster with Peter Dooley in reserve.

# ulster - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures

We dusted off the abacus and wrote off Italians at will to see who’s likely to finish the Pro12 campaign in the best position.

Ferris fears for Ulster pack with only one big obvious ball-carrier

‘You’ve got Iain Henderson and that’s really it.’

# ulster - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Iain Henderson ready to channel a season's worth of frustration into beating Leinster

The sorely-missed second row is hoping to ‘do a job’ on Leinster’s defence in what is just his seventh appearance of the season.

# ulster - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Leinster right where they want to be as business end of season arrives

With a two-point cushion going into the final two games of the season, the eastern province are masters of their own destiny.

# ulster - Monday 25 April, 2016

England-bound Te'o: 'I'm pretty proud of where I am and where I'm going'

Even the powerful Kiwi centre has been surprised by how quickly he has converted to a new code.

Sean O'Brien will 'definitely' be back for Leinster before the Pro12 play-offs

O’Brien may not be fit enough to face Ulster this weekend, but Jonathan Sexton will be back in Leinster’s number 10 shirt.

# ulster - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Monaghan win first Ulster U21 in 17 years to set up All-Ireland tie against Kerry or Cork

A two-point win for Monaghan tonight against Tyrone.

# ulster - Friday 1 April, 2016

Leaders Connacht make Ulster work hard to stay in playoff race

Pat Lam’s men finished with 13 men, but played the role of table-toppers superbly

As it happened: Ulster v Connacht, Guinness Pro12

The league leaders headed for Belfast this evening, where they had never managed a win in the professional era.

# ulster - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Payne named fullback as Ulster aim to scrap back in to Pro12 playoff spots

Les Kiss has been able to welcome back Rory Best and Andrew Trimble to his ranks.

# ulster - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Look who’s back! Iain Henderson set for his first Ulster start in four months

Les Kiss’s side face a Pro12 trip to Glasgow tomorrow evening.

# ulster - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Ulster’s brilliant late break, Connacht’s epic night in Edinburgh and more Pro12 highlights Safe Hands This post contains videos

Ulster’s brilliant late break, Connacht’s epic night in Edinburgh and more Pro12 highlights

Connacht can sit back and admire the view from the top of the table for at least another 10 days.

# ulster - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Boost for Ulster as Herring returns to skipper side

Director of rugby Les Kiss has made four changes to his starting XV for the visit of Zebre.

# ulster - Monday 29 February, 2016

Healy continues heroics for Connacht, Munster’s mud wrestle and the rest of the weekend’s Pro12 highlights

The Pro12 table is still happy reading for Connacht fans.

# ulster - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Two late tries sink Ulster in Cardiff

The Irish province failed to kill the game after a Craig Gilroy try put them in command just after the interval.

# ulster - Friday 26 February, 2016

Paddy Jackson named captain as Ulster target Pro12 raid on Cardiff PJ

Paddy Jackson named captain as Ulster target Pro12 raid on Cardiff

Les Kiss makes six changes to the side edged out by Scarlets last weekend.

# ulster - Sunday 21 February, 2016

Defensive errors prove costly for Ulster as Scarlets win in Belfast

There was just a point between them at full-time at Kingspan Stadium.

# ulster - Friday 19 February, 2016

Ulster make seven changes as Chris Henry starts for the first time in two months

Ulster play Llanelli Scarlets in the Guinness Pro12 on Sunday.

# ulster - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Chris Henry: ‘I hope Joe knows I’ve done a job for him in the past and I’m still there’

Ireland’s head coach places huge value in familiarity when picking squads and Henry hopes to prove himself fit for Twickenham this Sunday.

# ulster - Friday 12 February, 2016

Ulster keep pressure on Connacht with hard-fought win over defending champions Glasgow

Callum Black scored their only try on his 100th appearance for the province.

# ulster - Thursday 11 February, 2016

McCloskey to start at centre as Henry returns to bench

Fly-half Sam Windsor will also make his debut for the province against the Glasgow Warriors.

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