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#Mark Anscombe

# mark-anscombe - Friday 26 May, 2017

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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 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.

# mark-anscombe - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Ulster secure Anscombe services for one more season

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

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'

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

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

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

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

Mark Anscombe’s men could secure at quarter final at revamped Ravenhill by toppling Tigers.

# mark-anscombe - Friday 17 January, 2014

Ulster make two changes for Leicester showdown

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

Both provinces named strong starting teams as Rob Penney’s men went looking for their 10th successive win.

# mark-anscombe - Saturday 28 December, 2013

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro12

We were live from the RDS for the second inter-provincial derby of the weekend and a repeat of last season’s league final.

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

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

Ulster got the job done and then some against Treviso.

# mark-anscombe - Saturday 7 December, 2013

As it happened: Ulster v Treviso, Heineken Cup

No TV? No red button? Come on in and let us keep you up to date with the action in Ravenhill.

# mark-anscombe - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Pienaar penalty misses prove costly as Ulster fall to Scarlets

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

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