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# mark-anscombe - Friday 26 May, 2017

Irishman Shane O'Leary gets call-up to Canada trials before June Tests
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irishman Shane O'Leary gets call-up to Canada trials before June Tests

May 26th 2017, 12:47 PM 10,323 Views 2 Comments

The 24-year-old left Connacht at the end of the season.

# mark-anscombe - Friday 11 November, 2016

'Big expectation on Ireland to put us away': Canada coach Anscombe out to spoil the homecoming
# Cowboy
# Cowboy

'Big expectation on Ireland to put us away': Canada coach Anscombe out to spoil the homecoming

Nov 11th 2016, 7:44 AM 5,218 Views 4 Comments

The former Ulster boss is ready to face a more confident and mature Paddy Jackson and Luke Marshall than he left behind.

# mark-anscombe - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Former Ulster boss Mark Anscombe appointed Canada coach
# New Era
# New Era

Former Ulster boss Mark Anscombe appointed Canada coach

Mar 30th 2016, 6:18 PM 4,284 Views 11 Comments

The Kiwi has been tasked with qualifying Canada for the next World Cup.

# mark-anscombe - Friday 29 August, 2014

'The problem with rugby players in Ireland is that they're comparing every coach to Joe Schmidt'
# Interview
# Interview

'The problem with rugby players in Ireland is that they're comparing every coach to Joe Schmidt'

Aug 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 19,467 Views 15 Comments

We caught up with London Irish’s new prop Tom Court to talk about the turmoil in Ulster and the end of his international career.

# mark-anscombe - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Paddy Jackson: I was sad to see Anscombe leave, but training is class with Kiss
# Comeback Kid
# Comeback Kid

Paddy Jackson: I was sad to see Anscombe leave, but training is class with Kiss

Aug 21st 2014, 7:14 AM 5,332 Views 1 Comment

The Ulster and Ireland out-half talks to us about his recovery from a fractured vertebrae and a new era around Ravenhill.

# mark-anscombe - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Tommy Bowe admits changes were needed in Ulster
# Player Power
# Player Power

Tommy Bowe admits changes were needed in Ulster

Jul 2nd 2014, 12:02 PM 7,689 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland international wing thinks Les Kiss is ‘a great appointment’ for the province.

# mark-anscombe - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Ulster players enthused by Kiss appointment as unhappy Anscombe departs
# Changes
# Changes

Ulster players enthused by Kiss appointment as unhappy Anscombe departs

Jul 1st 2014, 1:00 PM 8,970 Views 13 Comments

The Australian may remain in charge of the province for the entire season.

Mark Anscombe's son Gareth brands Ulster hierarchy 'clowns'
# Chicken
# Chicken

Mark Anscombe's son Gareth brands Ulster hierarchy 'clowns'

Jul 1st 2014, 11:30 AM 10,501 Views 8 Comments

The Chiefs fullback has come out in support of his father.

# mark-anscombe - Monday 30 June, 2014

Mark Anscombe follows Humphreys out Ulster's exit door with immediate effect
# Changes
# Changes

Mark Anscombe follows Humphreys out Ulster's exit door with immediate effect

Jun 30th 2014, 4:29 PM 9,838 Views 11 Comments

Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss is to take over as interim Director of Rugby at the province.

# mark-anscombe - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Rival coaches in agreement, dangerous tackle punishments need a serious review
# Law And Order
# Law And Order

Rival coaches in agreement, dangerous tackle punishments need a serious review

May 3rd 2014, 10:00 AM 12,204 Views 11 Comments

‘Why does the penalty vary on how a player falls?’ Asked a bewildered Mark Anscombe last night.

Anscombe critical of Jackson, refuses to accept positives of another brave Ulster defeat
# Tough Love
# Tough Love

Anscombe critical of Jackson, refuses to accept positives of another brave Ulster defeat

May 3rd 2014, 8:00 AM 8,257 Views 12 Comments

The 22-year-old was man-of-the-match in Ulster’s loss to Leinster, but his coach had choice words about his kicking from hand.

# mark-anscombe - Saturday 19 April, 2014

'Yellow card the catalyst' for Glasgow win while Ulster injury toll rises again
# Momentum Shift
# Momentum Shift

'Yellow card the catalyst' for Glasgow win while Ulster injury toll rises again

Apr 19th 2014, 2:02 PM 3,183 Views 2 Comments

The northern province will be nursing six front row injuries during the upcoming bye-week.

# mark-anscombe - Monday 7 April, 2014

Ulster's woes grow as Pienaar and Best ruled out for at least six weeks
# Sick List
# Sick List

Ulster's woes grow as Pienaar and Best ruled out for at least six weeks

Apr 7th 2014, 6:00 PM 3,381 Views 3 Comments

Mark Anscombe’s side have also seen Andrew Trimble, Roger Wilson, John Afoa and Dan Tuohy ruled out of action.

# mark-anscombe - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Payne challenge a yellow but red card 'very harsh', says Muller
# Reaction
# Reaction

Payne challenge a yellow but red card 'very harsh', says Muller

Apr 5th 2014, 8:52 PM 10,935 Views 43 Comments

French referee Jerome Garces will not be welcome back at Ravenhill any time soon.

# mark-anscombe - Friday 4 April, 2014

Ulster boost as Pienaar fit to face Saracens
# Heineken Cup
# Heineken Cup

Ulster boost as Pienaar fit to face Saracens

Apr 4th 2014, 12:22 PM 3,234 Views 6 Comments

Mark Anscombe has named his side for tomorrow evening’s showdown in Ravenhill.

# mark-anscombe - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Super Rugby: Swinging arms, Cruden's late show and Mark Anscombe's son is a legend
# Super Troopers
# Super Troopers

Super Rugby: Swinging arms, Cruden's late show and Mark Anscombe's son is a legend

Mar 30th 2014, 1:57 PM 7,571 Views 9 Comments

Round Seven of the southern hemisphere’s elite rugby competition brought its usual sackful of attacking plays, big hits and stunning tries.

# mark-anscombe - Friday 28 March, 2014

Ulster name strong starting XV for Cardiff trip as Connacht remain unchanged
# Power
# Power

Ulster name strong starting XV for Cardiff trip as Connacht remain unchanged

Mar 28th 2014, 12:37 PM 4,204 Views 17 Comments

Loosehead prop Tom Court is set to make his 150th appearance for the northern province tomorrow.

# mark-anscombe - Friday 21 March, 2014

Ulster keep pace with Pro12 leaders after grinding it out in Edinburgh
# Match Report
# Match Report

Ulster keep pace with Pro12 leaders after grinding it out in Edinburgh

Mar 21st 2014, 9:47 PM 5,328 Views 3 Comments

Paddy Jackson’s trio of penalties were enough for Mark Anscombe’s men at Murrayfield.

# mark-anscombe - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Anscombe hails return of bubbly Ferris but admits Pienaar's shoulder 'dodgy'
# Super Fez
# Super Fez

Anscombe hails return of bubbly Ferris but admits Pienaar's shoulder 'dodgy'

Mar 15th 2014, 1:10 PM 4,386 Views 7 Comments

The Ulster coach feels his returning flanker can play a big part in the business end of the season once he is properly eased back into play.

# mark-anscombe - Monday 10 February, 2014

Winning ugly doesn't impress Mark Anscombe as Ulster climb Pro12 table
# Rain Soaked
# Rain Soaked

Winning ugly doesn't impress Mark Anscombe as Ulster climb Pro12 table

Feb 10th 2014, 7:15 AM 2,981 Views 0 Comments

Prop John Afoa declared that any teammates patting themselves on the back after their narrow win would be deluding themselves.

# mark-anscombe - Friday 7 February, 2014

Darren Cave the hero as Ulster edge gritty Ospreys clash
# Match Report
# Match Report

Darren Cave the hero as Ulster edge gritty Ospreys clash

Feb 7th 2014, 9:55 PM 3,488 Views 2 Comments

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

# mark-anscombe - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Ulster secure Anscombe services for one more season
# New Deal
# New Deal

Ulster secure Anscombe services for one more season

Feb 5th 2014, 12:11 PM 1,719 Views 1 Comment

The Kiwi coach will remain in Belfast until at least 2015.

# mark-anscombe - Monday 20 January, 2014

Analysis: Ulster's latest demonstration of 'cool' marks them as contenders
# Analysis
# Analysis

Analysis: Ulster's latest demonstration of 'cool' marks them as contenders

Jan 20th 2014, 1:23 PM 2,523 Views 5 Comments

We’ve taken a detailed look at what made the difference for Mark Anscombe’s men at Welford Road.

'This is an Ulster team undeterred by the past, confident of winning trophies'
# Heineken Cup
# Heineken Cup

'This is an Ulster team undeterred by the past, confident of winning trophies'

Jan 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 2,119 Views 0 Comments

Former Ulster fullback Adam D’Arcy gives us his take on the rise of the Belfast Boys.

# mark-anscombe - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Leinster and Munster on Heineken Cup collision course if they pass French tests
# Collision Course
# Collision Course

Leinster and Munster on Heineken Cup collision course if they pass French tests

Jan 19th 2014, 9:30 PM 24,377 Views 125 Comments

Matt O’Connor believes his team has the capabilities needed to win their fourth Heineken Cup.

5 talking points from Ulster's 100% perfect Tigers triumph
# Heineken Cup
# Heineken Cup

5 talking points from Ulster's 100% perfect Tigers triumph

Jan 19th 2014, 2:44 PM 3,652 Views 14 Comments

Chris Henry is a tackling beast, Ruan Pienaar proves his class and Rory Best has some boot on him.

'We’ve got to keep our feet firmly on the ground, we haven’t won anything yet' - Mark Anscombe
# Grounded
# Grounded

'We’ve got to keep our feet firmly on the ground, we haven’t won anything yet' - Mark Anscombe

Jan 19th 2014, 9:16 AM 2,159 Views 0 Comments

The Ulster boss is taking nothing for granted after six wins from six in the Heineken Cup pool stages.

# mark-anscombe - Saturday 18 January, 2014

As it happened: Leicester v Ulster, Heineken Cup
Live Jan 18th 2014, 5:44 PM

As it happened: Leicester v Ulster, Heineken Cup

# mark-anscombe - Friday 17 January, 2014

Ulster make two changes for Leicester showdown
# Heineken Cup
# Heineken Cup

Ulster make two changes for Leicester showdown

Jan 17th 2014, 1:02 PM 2,240 Views 3 Comments

Mark Anscombe’s side out to tame the Tigers in Welford Road tomorrow evening.

# mark-anscombe - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Anscombe: Talk of bonus point failed to show 'respect' for Montpellier
# Job Done
# Job Done

Anscombe: Talk of bonus point failed to show 'respect' for Montpellier

Jan 12th 2014, 7:00 AM 2,010 Views 0 Comments

The Ulster head coach was happy to come away with four points from the Pool 5 clash at Ravenhill.

# mark-anscombe - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Ulster's Trimble 'proud' to set impressive Heineken Cup record
# Tip Of The Cap
# Tip Of The Cap

Ulster's Trimble 'proud' to set impressive Heineken Cup record

Jan 11th 2014, 1:12 PM 2,914 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland international wing became his province’s most capped player in the European competition last night.

# mark-anscombe - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Ulster take heed of Manchester United’s cautionary cup tale
# Reds
# Reds

Ulster take heed of Manchester United’s cautionary cup tale

Jan 7th 2014, 4:01 PM 5,731 Views 0 Comments

Few know what Montpellier will bring to Ravenhill on Friday, but Mark Anscombe has his side focused on their own game.

# mark-anscombe - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Should Paddy Jackson or Ruan Pienaar place-kick for Ulster?
# Tee Total
# Tee Total

Should Paddy Jackson or Ruan Pienaar place-kick for Ulster?

Jan 4th 2014, 3:00 PM 4,445 Views 14 Comments

Mark Anscombe says the South African’s ability to kick long-range penalties got him the nod last night.

'Our destiny is in our hands' - Anscombe ready for Heineken Cup
# Suftum
# Suftum

'Our destiny is in our hands' - Anscombe ready for Heineken Cup

Jan 4th 2014, 1:06 PM 1,748 Views 11 Comments

The Ulster coach says his side did a ‘good enough job’ in defending Munster’s maul.

# mark-anscombe - Friday 3 January, 2014

As it happened: Ulster v Munster, Pro12
Live Jan 3rd 2014, 6:46 PM

As it happened: Ulster v Munster, Pro12

# mark-anscombe - Saturday 28 December, 2013

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro12
Live Dec 28th 2013, 6:15 PM

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro12

'Below par' Leinster desperate to end 2013 on winning note
# Pro12
# Pro12

'Below par' Leinster desperate to end 2013 on winning note

Dec 28th 2013, 7:45 AM 1,589 Views 3 Comments

Head coach Matt O’Connor believes last season’s RDS loss to Ulster will have no bearing on today’s game.

# mark-anscombe - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Ulster too good to get carried away after one-sided try-fest
# Reaction
# Reaction

Ulster too good to get carried away after one-sided try-fest

Dec 8th 2013, 1:17 AM 2,224 Views 0 Comments

Ulster got the job done and then some against Treviso.

# mark-anscombe - Saturday 7 December, 2013

As it happened: Ulster v Treviso, Heineken Cup
Live Dec 7th 2013, 5:09 PM

As it happened: Ulster v Treviso, Heineken Cup

# mark-anscombe - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Pienaar penalty misses prove costly as Ulster fall to Scarlets
# Match Report
# Match Report

Pienaar penalty misses prove costly as Ulster fall to Scarlets

Nov 2nd 2013, 7:19 PM 2,460 Views 2 Comments

Ruan Pienaar put the Irish province ahead after nine minutes but the Welsh fought back and deserved the victory.

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