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Dublin: 10°C Wednesday 23 September 2020

Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Improvement is measured in wins: McFarland's Ulster out to mark progress with knockout statement

Ulster find themselves in a strikingly similar position to where they were last year as they aim to rubber-stamp their development on Saturday in Edinburgh.

Wednesday 4 March, 2020

No Belfast school in the final for first time in 26 years, as Wallace High prevail

They set up a showdown with Royal School Armagh after overcoming Methodist College.

Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Faloon's Armagh stage thrilling comeback to see off RBAI in Ulster Schools Cup semi

They await the winners of tomorrow’s semi-final between Wallace and Methody.

Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'I backed myself to come here because I saw an opportunity' - Ulster's Johnston finding feet after Munster switch

After a somewhat frustrating start at the northern province, the Tipperary man believes there are better times over the horizon.

Saturday 22 February, 2020

No winning Belfast return for Pienaar as Ulster claim victory over Cheetahs

Tries from Ireland prop Tom O’Toole and winger Robert Baloucoune sent Ulster ten points clear of the Cheetahs.

Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'We do miss everyone here, we miss Belfast' - Pienaar speaks out ahead of return with Cheetahs

The scrum-half speaks to The42 ahead of the Pro14 clash between sides old and new.

Wednesday 12 February, 2020

No snow days or viral videos as McFarland revs Ulster up for Pro14

The Ulster head coach is pushing for growth rather than targets as his side ramp up a challenge in two tournaments.

Saturday 11 January, 2020

Ulster's wait for European quarter-final spot goes on as they fall short in Clermont's sizzling second half

The hosts turned on the style as tries from Alivereti Raka and George Moala led the comeback.

'It's a buzz that I find infectious and absolutely loved from minute one against Leicester last year'

Will Addison and Ulster are going to Clermont in expectation, not in hope.

Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Ulster's Matty Rea ready to test himself against the man 'we all aspire to be'

After a tough 2018-19 campaign, Rea has become an integral part of Ulster’s back-row picture this season.

Saturday 28 December, 2019

'We burnt a lot of fuel there for no reward' - Friend rues Connacht's missed opportunities

Ulster came out on top in the interpro showdown.

Dan McFarland takes home comfort as Ulster reflect on unbeaten 2019 in Belfast

The northern province have not lost a game at Kingspan Stadium since October 2018.

Friday 27 December, 2019

5 tries for Ulster as they storm past Connacht to claim impressive win

5 tries for Ulster as they storm past Connacht to claim impressive win

The home side bounced back superbly from their defeat to Leinster last weekend.

'Last year was tough at times, especially with the injury I had'

Craig Gilroy is glad to have shaken off injury and is enjoying his new role as the elder statesman of Ulster’s back-line.

Wednesday 18 December, 2019

'I'm loving feeling that kind of pain, knowing that this is only going to get better and better'

It has been a big week for young Ulster prop Tom O’Toole.

Friday 13 December, 2019

Fresh perspective keeping Billy Burns on upward curve with Ulster

Ulster’s 10 is playing a huge role in the province’s form under Dan McFarland.

Sunday 8 December, 2019

Ulster boss McFarland: 'I wouldn't consider us a top-eight team. We're definitely not there yet'

The head coach doesn’t see Ulster as one of Europe’s top-eight teams despite their promising position to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Saturday 7 December, 2019

Cooney the hero as Ulster seal dramatic late victory

Dan McFarland’s men remain unbeaten in Europe and retake top spot in Pool Three of the Heineken Champions Cup.

Stockdale determined to 'work his arse off' through try-scoring drought

The brilliant wing has not crossed the try-line for Ulster since January.

Friday 6 December, 2019

In-house criticism and The Obstacle guiding John Cooney to peak form

The Ulster scrum-half has been among the stand-out performers in the opening rounds of Europe.

Friday 29 November, 2019

Strong first half sets Ulster on path to victory over Scarlets

Dan McFarland’s side crossed for five tries, four of which came in the opening 30 minutes.

Thursday 21 November, 2019

'Just when you think you have got it, a simple mistake like that can come back to you'

Marcell Coetzee hailed Ulster team-mate Jacob Stockdale after a priceless away win in their opening Champions Cup game.

Friday 15 November, 2019

Ball boy memories and his brother await as Burns prepares to steer Ulster in Bath

The northern province’s playmaker grew up in the dressing room at the Rec.

Friday 1 November, 2019

Will Addison suffers arm injury as Ulster battle past Zebre

Fullback forced off after just 17 minutes at Kingspan Stadium.

50 not out as Ulster's Cooney focuses on positives following World Cup cut disappointment

The 29-year-old will earn his 50th cap from the bench at Kingspan Stadium tonight.

Friday 25 October, 2019

Strong start enough to see Ulster past Cardiff

Early tries from Luke Marshall and Billy Burns put Ulster in control at Kingspan Ravenhill.

O'Toole grateful for McGrath and 'guru' McFarland as he looks for an edge in the scrum

The young prop could play an important role with Ireland in the years ahead after moving back from Australia to Drogheda.

Friday 4 October, 2019

'Not a new boy any more,' Ulster out-half Burns hoping to relive 2018 South Africa heroics

The northern province face the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein tomorrow.

Friday 27 September, 2019

Late Murphy withdrawal fuels World Cup speculation as Ulster open season with Ospreys win

Amid rumours that Jack Conan’s invovlement in Japan is over, the flanker was stood down at short notice.

McGrath out to prove that Ireland's loss is very much Ulster's gain

The prop makes his debut for the northern province in tonight’s Pro14 opener against Ospreys.

Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Ex-Highlander Faddes feeling right at home with Ulster's style of play

The South Islander was not put off by his first visit to Belfast with the Barbarians three years ago.

Wednesday 14 August, 2019

'It was tough to leave my childhood club, but an opportunity like this doesn't fall in your lap for no reason'

After falling down the pecking order at Munster, Bill Johnston is taking the chance to reinvent himself up North.

Saturday 18 May, 2019

'I'm not sure even our best performance would have won. That's the best I've seen Glasgow play this year'

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland admits that his charges were simply defeated by a superior side in their Pro14 semi-final.

Friday 17 May, 2019

Ulster blown away by rampant Glasgow in Pro14 semi-final mauling

Dave Rennie’s side ran in seven tries to emphatically book their place in next Saturday’s decider.

'I felt when I came back my skills were probably better than when I got injured'

Luke Marshall hit the ground running after his long injury lay-off and is intent on helping Ulster get back to Glasgow in a week’s time.

Thursday 16 May, 2019

'We could be on our sun loungers, but we’re playing play-off rugby' - McFarland eager for semi-final

Ulster will travel to Scotstoun to take on Glasgow Warriors on Friday.

Saturday 4 May, 2019

Henderson a student of Best but 'not expecting' to be named new Ulster captain

Iain Henderson is the epitome of the side Ulster are trying to become, and fast becoming.

Friday 3 May, 2019

'We just had a bet on for the regular season. He just won it... Fair play to him'

John Cooney and Jack Carty, close friends off the pitch, face each other in the Pro14 quarter-finals tomorrow.

Wednesday 3 April, 2019

On-loan Nagle enjoying a new lease of life at Ulster

The second row has enjoyed consistent game time since moving north on loan in November.

Monday 25 March, 2019

Ulster rearing to go for 'brilliant challenge' of Leinster despite injuries and errors

Head coach Dan McFarland admitted ‘it looked like’ Ulster had three weeks off before their win over the Kings.

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