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'First and foremost, Paddy is a good rugby player' - London Irish head coach Kiss defends Jackson signing
# Clarification
# Clarification

'First and foremost, Paddy is a good rugby player' - London Irish head coach Kiss defends Jackson signing

Jul 11th 2019, 3:00 PM 41,867 Views 21 Comments

The former Ulster chief also said he believed that most fans backed the fly-half joining the club.

Another day, another international signed by London Irish as Wallabies lock moves to Exiles
# Recruitment Drive
# Recruitment Drive

Another day, another international signed by London Irish as Wallabies lock moves to Exiles

May 9th 2019, 11:23 AM 15,215 Views 14 Comments

Declan Kidney and Les Kiss are adding Test pedigree throughout their squad.

Irish centre Brendan Macken set to join Declan Kidney's London Irish
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irish centre Brendan Macken set to join Declan Kidney's London Irish

Aug 27th 2018, 7:00 PM 10,263 Views 0 Comments

The former Leinster midfielder has spent the summer with Leicester Tigers.

O'Donnell leads Munster for clash with Kidney's London Irish in Cork
# Friendly
# Friendly

O'Donnell leads Munster for clash with Kidney's London Irish in Cork

Aug 16th 2018, 1:14 PM 11,724 Views 15 Comments

JJ Hanrahan is first up in Munster’s number 10 shirt tomorrow night.

Kidney's London Irish win, Madigan and Bristol promoted, and all the exiles action
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Kidney's London Irish win, Madigan and Bristol promoted, and all the exiles action

Apr 9th 2018, 10:47 AM 15,555 Views 1 Comment

London Irish and Bristol may still be swapping places next season.

'I'm just delighted to be back in the game'
# New Era
# New Era

'I'm just delighted to be back in the game'

Mar 22nd 2018, 10:12 PM 18,620 Views 12 Comments

Former Ireland coach Declan Kidney gave his first press conference as technical consultant at London Irish today.

Director of rugby Nick Kennedy leaves London Irish after Kidney-Kiss appointment
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

Director of rugby Nick Kennedy leaves London Irish after Kidney-Kiss appointment

Mar 22nd 2018, 1:10 PM 8,605 Views 6 Comments

Kiss and Kidney had been expected to work alongside the young director of rugby.

London Irish confirm Declan Kidney as technical consultant, Les Kiss takes reins as head coach
# Get The Band Back Together
# Get The Band Back Together

London Irish confirm Declan Kidney as technical consultant, Les Kiss takes reins as head coach

Mar 9th 2018, 4:42 PM 6,174 Views 17 Comments

Kidney has signed a three-year deal with the club, replacing Brendan Venter who has been released from his part-time contract with immediate effect.

'It's good to see' - O'Mahony pleased by Kidney and Kiss to London Irish reports
# Pom
# Pom

'It's good to see' - O'Mahony pleased by Kidney and Kiss to London Irish reports

Mar 9th 2018, 10:10 AM 9,870 Views 2 Comments

The Munster captain has worked under both coaches.

Kidney and Kiss to join London Irish - reports
# New Managment Team
# New Managment Team

Kidney and Kiss to join London Irish - reports

Mar 8th 2018, 7:04 AM 10,917 Views 45 Comments

The pair previously worked together in the Irish set-up.

Concern for Ulster as Cheika's Wallabies look to lure Gibbes away
# Worries
# Worries

Concern for Ulster as Cheika's Wallabies look to lure Gibbes away

Feb 13th 2018, 8:21 AM 9,272 Views 19 Comments

The former All Blacks back row could link up with his old boss in Australia.

'The scoreboard looks good but there was a hell of a lot of effort that went into getting that'
# Ulster
# Ulster

'The scoreboard looks good but there was a hell of a lot of effort that went into getting that'

Feb 10th 2018, 9:09 AM 6,352 Views 5 Comments

Interim Ulster boss Jono Gibbes got off to a winning start with a comprehensive defeat of the Southern Kings on Friday night.

Les Kiss leaves Ulster by mutual consent as Jono Gibbes takes over
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

Les Kiss leaves Ulster by mutual consent as Jono Gibbes takes over

Jan 31st 2018, 5:38 PM 21,473 Views 42 Comments

The former Ireland defence coach is leaving his position as director of rugby.

'Vicious, belligerent' Ulster delivered at the vital moments
# Attitude
# Attitude

'Vicious, belligerent' Ulster delivered at the vital moments

Jan 13th 2018, 5:10 PM 8,514 Views 15 Comments

Ulster refused to be defined by their shaky form in recent weeks and endeavoured to win every inch possible.

As it happened: Ulster vs La Rochelle, Champions Cup
Live Jan 13th 2018, 12:00 PM

As it happened: Ulster vs La Rochelle, Champions Cup

New overseas out-half on the way for Ulster but Bowe injured
# Addition
# Addition

New overseas out-half on the way for Ulster but Bowe injured

Jan 7th 2018, 7:15 AM 17,498 Views 49 Comments

Les Kiss says the northern province have secured a new playmaker to replace Christian Lealiifano.

Larmour-led Leinster finish inter-pro series in style by downing sorry Ulster
# Dominant
# Dominant

Larmour-led Leinster finish inter-pro series in style by downing sorry Ulster

Jan 6th 2018, 7:26 PM 27,071 Views 90 Comments

The 20-year-old was in scintillating form once again for Leo Cullen’s side.

'It was a very calm half time, it wasn’t mysterious what was happening'
# Comeback
# Comeback

'It was a very calm half time, it wasn’t mysterious what was happening'

Jan 2nd 2018, 9:45 AM 8,713 Views 41 Comments

Les Kiss says tactical changes helped turn the tide against Munster.

'We are cut, we are hurting but we've got to make sure we do whatever is necessary to return this week'
# Kiss Of Life
# Kiss Of Life

'We are cut, we are hurting but we've got to make sure we do whatever is necessary to return this week'

Dec 29th 2017, 7:35 AM 6,595 Views 52 Comments

Ulster were walloped 44-16 by Connacht last weekend.

'You need to keep believing in yourself. I had my family telling me it was going to happen'
# Fresh Start
# Fresh Start

'You need to keep believing in yourself. I had my family telling me it was going to happen'

Dec 20th 2017, 9:25 PM 12,655 Views 14 Comments

John Cooney is unquestionably the signing of the season so far, and the Ulster scrum-half says he always believed his chance would come.

Henderson named captain as Ulster go in search of crucial Champions Cup win in London
# Team-Sheet
# Team-Sheet

Henderson named captain as Ulster go in search of crucial Champions Cup win in London

Dec 8th 2017, 12:46 PM 6,207 Views 20 Comments

Les Kiss has named Iain Henderson as captain for Sunday’s Champions Cup meeting with Harlequins in the absence of Rory Best.

'I do feel for the guys and I back them fully' - Under-fire Les Kiss on Ulster's critics
# Ignorance Is Bliss
# Ignorance Is Bliss

'I do feel for the guys and I back them fully' - Under-fire Les Kiss on Ulster's critics

Dec 7th 2017, 11:59 AM 3,516 Views 24 Comments

Already, opinion in the North has turned harshly against the coaching staff.

Ulster hope to get back on track and make the most of trip to sunny South Africa
# Suftum
# Suftum

Ulster hope to get back on track and make the most of trip to sunny South Africa

Nov 3rd 2017, 10:06 AM 3,144 Views 13 Comments

‘That’s our challenge — to make sure we turn up and respect the 80 minutes with our best effort.’

'The dressing room, it was deadly silent': Ulster disperse into November with plenty to chew on
# Broken Down
# Broken Down

'The dressing room, it was deadly silent': Ulster disperse into November with plenty to chew on

Oct 30th 2017, 7:05 AM 7,525 Views 16 Comments

Rory Best was left analysing Ulster’s breakdown shortcomings rather than celebrating his 200th provincial cap.

Cullen pleased to take inter-pro win despite 'flat' feeling to performance
# Leinster
# Leinster

Cullen pleased to take inter-pro win despite 'flat' feeling to performance

Oct 29th 2017, 12:24 AM 8,209 Views 16 Comments

The head coach also had praise for his ‘inspired substitution’ Jordan Larmour.

Damp squib from Ulster as Larmour sparks Leinster win
# Pro14
# Pro14

Damp squib from Ulster as Larmour sparks Leinster win

Oct 28th 2017, 8:31 PM 29,074 Views 57 Comments

Without a line-out and a meaningful kicking game, Ulster were unable to build pressure on the eastern province.

'It's a massive victory': Kiss delighted with Ulster's character
# Suftum
# Suftum

'It's a massive victory': Kiss delighted with Ulster's character

Oct 13th 2017, 11:22 PM 6,030 Views 3 Comments

Second-half tries from Stockdale and McCloskey ensured the hosts got off to a winning start.

Ulster's winning start to the season unravels against Bradley's bold Zebre
# Bravo Brads
# Bravo Brads

Ulster's winning start to the season unravels against Bradley's bold Zebre

Sep 30th 2017, 4:46 PM 11,703 Views 24 Comments

A late intercept try sealed the northern province’s fate, but the writing was on the wall long before that.

Just the 12 changes as Ulster name strong side for Zebre trip
# Suftum
# Suftum

Just the 12 changes as Ulster name strong side for Zebre trip

Sep 29th 2017, 12:50 PM 4,912 Views 9 Comments

Andrew Trimble set to equal Roger Wilson’s appearances record.

Four from four, but Ulster and Kiss wary of making the same mistakes as last season
# No Room For Complacency
# No Room For Complacency

Four from four, but Ulster and Kiss wary of making the same mistakes as last season

Sep 23rd 2017, 11:53 AM 3,928 Views 4 Comments

The northern province have made an excellent start to this season but nobody is getting carried away at Kingspan Stadium.

'They stood up with Nev out there and delivered. It was emotional'
# Reaction
# Reaction

'They stood up with Nev out there and delivered. It was emotional'

Sep 16th 2017, 9:22 AM 7,977 Views 9 Comments

Driven by the memory of the late Nevin Spence, Les Kiss’ Ulster pulled off a stunning victory last night.

Ulster remain unbeaten but just about hold off spirited second-half Treviso comeback
# Job Done
# Job Done

Ulster remain unbeaten but just about hold off spirited second-half Treviso comeback

Sep 9th 2017, 8:39 PM 6,007 Views 15 Comments

Andrew Trimble scored a brace as Les Kiss’ side followed up their win over the Cheetahs last weekend.

Irish international trio return to Ulster squad for Saturday's trip to Treviso
# Pro14
# Pro14

Irish international trio return to Ulster squad for Saturday's trip to Treviso

Sep 8th 2017, 12:32 PM 5,809 Views 6 Comments

Jacob Stockdale and Kieran Treadwell both start, while Luke Marshall is among the replacements.

'It's a nice feeling to get that done in that fashion. I was bloody nervous before the game'
# Up And Running
# Up And Running

'It's a nice feeling to get that done in that fashion. I was bloody nervous before the game'

Sep 1st 2017, 11:00 PM 10,078 Views 8 Comments

Les Kiss was pleased with his side’s performance tonight, but admits it was far from perfect.

'We have to be of a strong mentality to nail those moments': Resilience is crucial for Ulster
# SUFTUM AND FIGHT
# SUFTUM AND FIGHT

'We have to be of a strong mentality to nail those moments': Resilience is crucial for Ulster

Aug 29th 2017, 11:58 AM 3,424 Views 4 Comments

‘How do you get to a point where you are better than the distractions or the hits that come from the side?’

'He's enjoying playing there': Ulster using fit-again Bowe in new midfield role
# New Lease Of Life
# New Lease Of Life

'He's enjoying playing there': Ulster using fit-again Bowe in new midfield role

Aug 23rd 2017, 2:32 PM 7,826 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland international played centre during his time with Ospreys and could feature there for the province this season.

Ulster grind out victory in dreadful conditions but fail to land bonus point against Treviso
# Costly
# Costly

Ulster grind out victory in dreadful conditions but fail to land bonus point against Treviso

Mar 3rd 2017, 9:56 PM 8,303 Views 16 Comments

Jared Payne, Charles Piutau and Sean Reidy got the tries for Les Kiss’s side.

Five-star Ulster leapfrog Glasgow and close the gap on Pro12 leaders
# Suftum
# Suftum

Five-star Ulster leapfrog Glasgow and close the gap on Pro12 leaders

Feb 18th 2017, 5:38 PM 8,704 Views 17 Comments

Les Kiss’s side ran out convincing winners at Kingspan Stadium this afternoon.

'A massive talent in the group that isn’t expressing itself': Kiss and Ulster left searching for answers
# Down And Out
# Down And Out

'A massive talent in the group that isn’t expressing itself': Kiss and Ulster left searching for answers

Jan 23rd 2017, 10:05 AM 4,091 Views 9 Comments

The northern province have now lost four consecutive games in all competitions.

Tommy Bowe back in matchday XV despite Ulster's European ambitions coming to an end
# Welcome Return
# Welcome Return

Tommy Bowe back in matchday XV despite Ulster's European ambitions coming to an end

Jan 20th 2017, 12:41 PM 5,918 Views 11 Comments

They face Bordeaux at Kingspan Stadium tomorrow.

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