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#Darren Cave

# darren-cave - Sunday 5 May, 2019

'It was a really special occasion for me to have my family there'

Rory Best played his final game for Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium yesterday.

# darren-cave - Friday 26 April, 2019

Retiring Cave captains Ulster against Leinster as both provinces hold stars back for big games ahead

Ulster have a Pro14 quarter-final against Connacht to come next weekend, while Leinster are resting up for Saracens.

# darren-cave - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Ulster's Cave announces retirement days after superb display against Leinster

The 31-year-old will bow out at the end of this season.

# darren-cave - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

'I'm really not too sure what the future holds': Ulster's Cave considers next move

The 31-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season.

# darren-cave - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Ireland players named in Ulster side to face Munster

The province are currently in fifth place in the Pro12 table.

# darren-cave - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Options options everywhere, but who should play alongside Robbie Henshaw?

A bruised foot for Jared Payne may force Joe Schmidt to look to a new partner for the Connacht star this weekend.

# darren-cave - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

That's just showing off! Cian Healy deadlifted 220kg+ for the cameras in training today

The Irish squad were at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford today.

Payne criticism 'not based on fact, I thought it was one of Jared's best games' -- Cave

Darren Cave won’t be joining the chorus of criticism for his team-mate and centre rival.

# darren-cave - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Specialist centre Darren Cave covers Ireland's 'manufactured midfield'

Joe Schmidt says the Ulsterman has earned his World Cup spot in training and in Cardiff.

Darren Cave looks like the world's happiest centre in Ireland's squad mugshots Rwc Squads This post contains images

Darren Cave looks like the world's happiest centre in Ireland's squad mugshots

Some of the squad looked more prepared for class photo day than others.

# darren-cave - Monday 31 August, 2015

Trimble to miss out on World Cup as Schmidt includes Furlong and Cave

The42 understands that Ireland have opted for three tighthead props and only two scrum-halves.

# darren-cave - Friday 26 June, 2015

You've decided on the back three, now pick your centres travel to the Rugby World Cup

Gordon D’Arcy, Noel Reid and Darren Cave will likely fight over one place.

# darren-cave - 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.

# darren-cave - Monday 8 December, 2014

His face fits at Ulster anyway - Darren Cave is sticking around Ravenhill for a few more years

The centre has put his signature on a new deal.

# darren-cave - Friday 14 November, 2014

Ireland centre Cave out to 'stop complaining and start playing well'

The 27-year-old will play for Ireland on home soil for the first time against Georgia on Sunday.

5 talking points from Joe Schmidt's Ireland selection to face Georgia

Foley’s debut, Madigan back at 10, Cave in from the cold, Ross’ importance and chances to shine.

# darren-cave - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Henshaw or Payne: Who is Ireland's next outside centre? 13

Henshaw or Payne: Who is Ireland's next outside centre?

Joe Schmidt had positive words about the two players who will battle it out for a midfield spot in November.

# darren-cave - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

It's 'absolutely untrue' that I influence provincial selection - Schmidt

The Ireland head coach refuted the notion that he has told Ulster to pick Jared Payne at outside centre.

# darren-cave - Monday 20 October, 2014

Opinion: Ireland's need for Payne at 13 is holding back Ulster's attack

Neil Doak again used Payne at outside centre for Saturday’s Champions Cup defeat to Leicester.

# darren-cave - Monday 4 August, 2014

'I don't think I grabbed the shirt' - Darren Cave's Ireland concerns

The 27-year-old Ulster centre feels he could have done more to impress in Argentina in June.

# darren-cave - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Ulster's Nick Williams facing battle to be fit for new season

The New Zealander will be eager to get himself physically right ahead of his third season at Ulster.

# darren-cave - Thursday 12 June, 2014

McFadden handed Ireland's 13 shirt as Schmidt makes eight changes

Noel Reid, Rob Herring and James Cronin could make their debuts from the bench against Argentina.

# darren-cave - Monday 9 June, 2014

Analysis: Ireland's new-look midfield shows promise in Argentina

The trio of Jonny Sexton, Luke Marshall and Darren Cave provided a strong attacking performance.

# darren-cave - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Cave and Sexton star as Ireland survive early scare in Argentina

Joe Schmidt’s men looked in trouble after Manuel Montero’s first-half try but they battled back with fine tries before and after the break.

# darren-cave - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Seven things we want to see from Ireland in the Tests against Argentina

From options at centre to a prayer on the wing. We don’t ask for much.

# darren-cave - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Now or never for Darren Cave as he looks to nail down Ireland's 13 slot

The 27-year-old has a shot at proving to Joe Schmidt that he is a centre of international quality.

# darren-cave - Sunday 18 May, 2014

5 players Joe Schmidt should include on Ireland's summer tour to Argentina

Established players like Cian Healy, Jonathan Sexton and Mike Ross may be left at home to rest.

# darren-cave - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Munster-bound Robin Copeland gives Ulster the blues in Cardiff Match Report This post contains videos

Munster-bound Robin Copeland gives Ulster the blues in Cardiff

Mark Anscombe’s men have been guilty of conceding sloppy penalties at regular intervals.

# darren-cave - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Jared Payne 'definitely another guy in the frame' to replace BOD

The Ulster back is expected to sign up for the Irish cause ahead of the Autumn internationals.

# darren-cave - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Ulster squeeze past Treviso in Pro12 thanks to Cave and Diack tries

Mark Anscombe’s side eked out a valuable win in Italy despite Matt Berquist’s strong kicking.

# darren-cave - Friday 7 February, 2014

Darren Cave the hero as Ulster edge gritty Ospreys clash Match Report This post contains videos

Darren Cave the hero as Ulster edge gritty Ospreys clash

The centre stepped up to deliver a crucial score for Mark Anscombe’s men.

# darren-cave - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Potential BOD successors partnered together for Wolfhounds

Robbie Henshaw and Darren Cave have been paired up for the clash with the England Saxons.

# darren-cave - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Muller, Munster and Matt Williams: How Ulster transformed from Heineken Cup also-rans to elite

Players with the nothern province won’t be happy with the progress they’ve made until they ‘actually win something.’

# darren-cave - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

'Schmidt knows my game better than me': Darren Cave wants to play for Ireland more than anything

“It’s great to have a coach whose detail is so good,” says the centre in search of a sixth international cap in five years.

# darren-cave - Monday 6 January, 2014

Cave: Home quarter-final the driving force for Ulster

Darren Cave was around during the bad days at Ravenhill, now he wants to bring the redeveloped ground a knockout European game.

# darren-cave - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Cave hoping for more tries in front of 'special' Ravenhill crowd

The Ulster centre got on the end of a superb counter-attack against Munster on Friday night.

# darren-cave - Friday 27 December, 2013

10 of Down's best sporting moments in 2013 County Highlights This post contains videos

10 of Down's best sporting moments in 2013

The Christy Ring Cup is having a cosy Christmas with the Mournemen while Rory McIlroy got back to winning ways.

# darren-cave - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Joe Schmidt plays down Darren Cave’s ‘my face doesn’t fit’ comments

The Ireland coach says the Ulster player insists his words were taken “out of context”.

# darren-cave - Saturday 30 November, 2013

VIDEO: Paddy Jackson creates classy try for Darren Cave

The Ulster out-half took the ball to the line wonderfully against Zebre in the Pro12.

# darren-cave - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Ruddock named in Leinster squad, Trimble and Cave set to feature for Ulster

Meanwhile, Luke Marshall will start tomorrow.

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