# Stephen Ferris

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# boks office
'Imagine Ireland going into the Rugby World Cup, first game, No1 seed in the world'
Stephen Ferris is excited by the prospect of Ireland taking on the Springboks and cementing their status as the world’s No1 side.
# perspective
Ferris: One Test win in New Zealand would make for a positive summer for Ireland
The former Ireland star on Johnny Sexton at U20 level, Andy Farrell’s back-row dilemma, and an inevitable Kiwi backlash.
All time
# stuck in the mud
'This isn't about those guys coming up the road. This is more about what Ulster are producing'
Stephen Ferris pulled no punches when it came to his native province on this week’s Rugby Weekly Extra.
# fezzy quiz
Quiz: What do you remember about Stephen Ferris' impactful career?
His career was too short, but he left an imprint all across Irish rugby.
# good cause
'Summit night was hell on earth' - Ferris scales Kilimanjaro in aid of injured players
The former Ireland flanker was joined by Mike McCarthy, Shane Byrne and Marcus Horan.
# sob
'Tough dude' Sean O'Brien set to bring an edge to Ireland's pack
The 31-year-old Tullow man is back in Ireland’s seven shirt after a year-long absence.
# heineken rugby weekly
'He's got so many attributes to his game that I wish I had when I played'
Stephen Ferris believes that Peter O’Mahony brings invaluable balance to the Irish back row.
# Analysis
The Rugby Show: Six Nations preview with Stephen Ferris
We look ahead to this weekend’s Six Nations action, along with in-depth analysis from Murray Kinsella.
# Xs and Os
Give us your questions for our rugby experts and win tickets to Ireland v Italy this weekend
We’ll be going through the phases in a Dublin city centre venue on Thursday.
# Ignorance is bliss
'I do feel for the guys and I back them fully' - Under-fire Les Kiss on Ulster's critics
Already, opinion in the North has turned harshly against the coaching staff.
'Stuart is obviously going to be like, 'shit, what have I done?' I think mentally, that hit him'
Stephen Ferris says Ulster’s defeat to Zebre was ‘unacceptable’, but fancies them to take Wasps on Friday week.
# No Chance
'We're Irish, we always have a chance but I just can't see Ireland winning this game'
Stephen Ferris believes the all-conquering All Blacks have to crack at some point, but he can’t see it happening on Saturday.
# Collision Course
'Te’o and Ringrose, there was a lot of smoke blown up those guys’ asses, the Ulster centres ripped them to shreds'
There’s plenty of evidence to convince Stephen Ferris either side can win tonight’s big Pro12 semi-final.
# under powered
Ferris fears for Ulster pack with only one big obvious ball-carrier
‘You’ve got Iain Henderson and that’s really it.’
# Interview
'Dark days' of rehab and recovery long behind Stephen Ferris
The flanker can look back with pride on a career with many more highs than lows.
# operation beat france
Don’t let the big game pass you by: 2011 still hurts Stephen Ferris
The retired blindside could be among the Ireland ranks under different circumstances this weekend, and he knows the hurt they carry into this World Cup.
# fez-esque
Henderson's Ferris impression and more of the week's best RWC plays
Who will Iain Henderson man-handle next week? Tune in to find out.
# decomissioned
18 incredible rugby players who retired this year
It’s almost enough to fill a squad for the greatest charity match ever.
# payne game
Ferris' last stand as Ulster dig deep against Saracens - My 2014 sporting moment
Sean Farrell looks back on a painful day that signalled the end of an era for Ulster.
# sports friends
Rory McIlroy took in an NFL game with some Ulster rugby legends last night
Why are all my friends so unsuccessful compared to these guys?
# tee-rrific
VIDEO: Stephen Ferris has a golf ball hit from his mouth*
*Via a tee.
# The Long Goodbye
Stephen Ferris: There were dark days when I thought 'Sh*t, I can't make this'
The retired Ulster, Ireland and Lions flanker opens up about his all-too-short comeback from a debilitating ankle injury.
# checking out
'I think I just need a break from rugby' - Stephen Ferris on his retirement
The Ulster flanker has thanked the province’s fans and backroom staff on the day he officially hung up his boots.
# Power
Rag-dolling Will Genia and six of Stephen Ferris' other memorable moments
The Ulster and Ireland flanker racked up many highlights in his superb career.
# fez
'I hang up my boots with no regrets': Stephen Ferris retires from rugby
The Ulster, Ireland and Lions flanker has played his last game at the age of 28.
# recurring nightmare
Stephen Ferris facing possible retirement due to persistent ankle injury
The brilliant blindside has played 35 times for Ireland and 106 times for Ulster.
# petrolhead
Fez checks out the merchandise as Dubliner finishes third at Circuit of Ireland Rally
Robert Barrable and his teammate Stuart Loudon finished just under two minutes back from the eventual winners.
# Report
Incredible 14-man performance from Ulster comes up short against Saracens
Jared Payne’s early red card turned the tide irreversibly in Saracens’ favour.
Ulster v Saracens, Heineken Cup quarter-final
We’re going minute-by-minute from the new Grandstand in Ravenhill as Ulster try to take their place in the semi-finals.
# column
Shane Byrne: Pienaar and 'world-class wrecking ball' Ferris to see Ulster through
The former Leinster and Saracens hooker believes his old side will fall short at a sold-out Ravenhill on Saturday evening.
# Interview
Mark McCall: All the pressure on Ulster ahead of Saracens Heineken Cup showdown
The director of rugby says there’ll be no room for sentiment as he faces his old team on Saturday.
# Match Report
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.
# up to speed
Pro12: What you (may have) missed while watching the Six Nations
Connacht are winning games, Fez is back with a bang and Zebo is doing that ‘Z’ sign whenever he gets a chance.
# fez
Fit-again Stephen Ferris to make first Ulster start since 2012
Meanwhile, Luke Marshall has recovered from concussion and is named at inside centre.
# Forward Thinking
Ferris, Ryan and Bowe in Schmidt's thoughts as World Cup planning begins
The Ireland coach pointed out that he has just 10 games to get his Six Nations champions ready for next year’s rugby showcase.
# super fez
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.
# fez
Stephen Ferris back with a bang as Ulster grab bonus point win
It was not all good news for Ulster, Ruan Pienaar appeared to injure his arm in the 26 – 13 win.
# Return
Stephen Ferris back on the bench for Ulster after injury layoff since November 2012
Great news for the Ireland international.
# New Deal
Ulster hand Stephen Ferris new 'short-term' contract
Meanwhile, tighthead prop Declan Fitzpatrick has signed a new two-year Irish deal.
# interpro
Robbie Diack patrolling the blindside as new contract awaits Stephen Ferris
The Irish-qualified flanker says Ulster have taken last weekend’s defeat to Leinster on the chin.