# Dan McFarland

January 2023
# Reaction
McFarland: 'I quite fancy Leinster - challenge yourself against the best'
Dublin date against Leinster looks set to be Ulster’s reward for booking their place in the Champions Cup last 16.
# Tough Times
Ulster show signs of life in La Rochelle dogfight as knock-out clash with Sale looms
Nick Timoney believes the province are ‘on the verge of getting back into our groove.’
# Dan the Man
'I love my job' says Ulster's McFarland amid links to Leicester job
Meanwhile, Iain Henderson was injured just days before Ireland’s Six Nations squad is named.
# suftum
'They won that game, I don't think we lost that game. I was 100% proud'
Ulster boss Dan McFarland believes his side should have had a penalty try against La Rochelle.
# French mission
Fit-again Madigan starts Ulster's daunting trip to holders La Rochelle
Dan McFarland makes nine changes from the side beaten in Treviso last weekend.
# Hitting Out
'We were terrible' - Ulster coach blasts team after they throw away lead against Munster
Ulster were ahead by two scores heading into the final ten minutes but lost to a Munster comeback.
Last year
# Team news
Stockdale returns for Ulster, Munster change six for New Year's Day interpro
The sides meet at Kingspan Stadium on Sunday evening.
# Dan McFarland
'Will this be a pivotal moment? You can’t say that unless you start playing more consistent rugby'
The Ulster head coach said a draw with Connacht would have felt like a loss in the circumstances.
# illness
Dan McFarland hits out at doubters as Ulster reveal extent of sickness in squad
“It’s disappointing, especially given how unwell our group was, that some chose to question the reasoning for our game to be postponed.”
# Eighthman
Vermeulen returns at 8 for Ulster's URC clash with the Ospreys
Ian Madigan comes in at out-half as Ulster make nine changes to their starting XV.
# suftum
The Ulster depth chart: Under-the-radar signings and Stockdale's return
Youngsters like Nathan Doak will be pushing for first-choice status this season.
# Best Laid Plans
Cancelled pre-season game means Ulster prep for URC hasn't been ideal
Last weekend’s clash against Glasgow was called off after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
# New Deal
'It has the feel of unfinished business' - Ulster head coach McFarland signs contract extension
The Englishman will remain in charge until at least 2025.
# falling just short
Ulster lament blunt showing in Cape Town defeat
Ulster created plenty of chances in the second half but failed to score a single point during that period.
# Ready to Rock
Moulding midfield partnership with Hume and 'doing stuff differently' for another Munster showdown
The sides will meet in the URC quarter-final on Friday.
# Reaction
'It wasn't very comfortable for a few minutes' - McFarland pleased despite nervy Ulster finish against Sharks
Ulster secured a home quarter-final with a 24-21 win in Belfast.
# looking ahead
Ulster 'refocused pretty quickly' after Munster and Toulouse losses as URC prizes beckon
Ulster head coach Dan McFarland says it was difficult to watch Champions Cup quarter-finals and semi-finals after his side’s loss.
# Ulster
McFarland makes two changes as Ulster look to finish the job against Toulouse
Ethan McIlroy and Andrew Warwick both return to the Ulster starting XV.
# Ulster
Dan McFarland: 'I'm really proud of what we've done out here'
On Saturday Ulster suffered a 34-16 defeat at the hands of the Bulls.
# Dan McFarland
'When I take a step back and look at it objectively that is a big shame'
URC head of officials Tappe Henning admitted Callum Reid’s disallowed try should have stood.
# On The Road
Irish internationals and Luke Marshall return as Ulster confirm South Africa touring squad
The squad travelled to Cape Town yesterday ahead of the upcoming URC games.
# double
'We ground out the win. I think the guys should take a lot of confidence from that'
Dan McFarland was delighted to complete a regular-season double over Leinster with an 18-13 win on Saturday night.
# Hardy Weather
Two-try Ulster keep Dragons scoreless to secure victory in horrible conditions
Dan McFarland’s side were dominant throughout the clash at Rodney Parade.
# A Message To You Andy
'They're class players': McFarland hails Baloucoune and Lowry's star turns in Ulster win
Ulster moved top of the United Rugby Championship standings with Friday night’s interpro win.
# Grit
McFarland proud after Ulster's young guns come out on top of 'arm-wrestle'
The northern province battled past Scarlets on their return to URC action at Kingspan Stadium tonight.
# Team news
Ulster make 6 changes with Ireland internationals away in Portugal camp
The Scarlets visit Kingspan Stadium in Belfast tomorrow night.
# Challenge
Ulster light on numbers as they search for new Irish-qualified hooker
Wales international Brad Roberts will leave the province at the end of the season.
# Homegrown
'These youngsters are at a time when they believe they are invincible'
Ulster boss Dan McFarland was delighted with his young backline’s impact against Northampton.
# suftum
Lowry and Baloucoune shine as Ulster advance into Champions Cup knock-outs
Dan McFarland’s men played some superb attacking rugby as they beat Northampton 24-20.
McFarland 'more confident' that Ulster's clash with Munster will go ahead
The northern province have had a Covid-19 outbreak in recent times.
All time
# Dan McFarland
'This is the centre of our world but the centre of so many peoples' worlds are disrupted'
Ulster head coach Dan McFarland says the current Champions Cup situation is ‘frustrating,’ but his side will ‘go with the flow’.
# suftum
'They have superstar players who make superstar plays - but we have the tools to win'
Dan McFarland’s Ulster face Clermont Auvergne at Stade Marcel-Michelin this weekend, hoping to get another monkey off their back.
# Ulster
'Not many teams come to Dublin and win. What answer do you want? Okay, it's the biggest win'
Dan McFarland and James Hume hope Ulster’s win over Leinster on Saturday can lift them to a new level.
# Worry
Fears Iain Henderson could miss Ulster Champions Cup games
The Ireland lock is a doubt for matches against Clermont and Northampton Saints.
‘They were the better team and that hurts. Players are gutted in that dressing room’
Ulster coach Dan McFarland reacts to last night’s thumping by Connacht.
# Derby
Connacht lose Aki to injury as Ulster welcome back some big guns
The Ireland centre has picked up a knee injury but should be back in training next week.
# Duane's world
'Bryn stuck his head into my office and said what about Duane Vermeulen? I said: yes, please!'
Dan McFarland on the newest addition to his Ulster squad.
# Squad
The Ulster depth chart: A World Cup winner and the thrilling back three
Dan McFarland’s men are aiming to be in trophy contention this season.
# Mikey kiely
'Disrupt structures to create growth': Why Ulster Rugby brought in Limerick hurlers' S&C coach
Mikey Kiely has left the All-Ireland champions to work full-time with Dan McFarland’s Ulster.
'He's going to be a hugely important player for the club' - Doris makes his mark on Leinster return
The 23-year-old played the full 80 minutes on his return from injury on Friday night.