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# suftum - Saturday 14 March, 2020

Madigan will return to find Ireland's out-half depth chart all the deeper

The Dubliner will face an utterly changed landscape to the one he left four years ago.

Ian Madigan coming back to Ireland as Ulster sign up 10 from Bristol

The 30-year-old has committed to a one-year deal at the Kingspan Stadium.

# suftum - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'I backed myself to come here because I saw an opportunity' - Ulster's Johnston finding feet after Munster switch

After a somewhat frustrating start at the northern province, the Tipperary man believes there are better times over the horizon.

# suftum - Monday 17 February, 2020

'With five minutes to go it was our game': McFarland rues naive finish against lowly Ospreys

The Welsh side grabbed just their second win of the season with a late penalty.

# suftum - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

No snow days or viral videos as McFarland revs Ulster up for Pro14

The Ulster head coach is pushing for growth rather than targets as his side ramp up a challenge in two tournaments.

# suftum - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Ulster hopeful good form is reflected in Ireland's Six Nations squad today

The northern province should have a strong contingent in Andy Farrell’s group.

# suftum - Friday 10 January, 2020

Coetzee and Murphy return to Ulster team for Clermont clash

Head coach Dan McFarland has made just two changes to the team that beat Munster last Friday.

# suftum - Friday 3 January, 2020

Cooney's sparkling form continues as Ulster run five past Munster

The scrum-half and centre Stuart McCloskey held sway in a dominant Ulster performance.

# suftum - Thursday 19 December, 2019

O'Connor brothers fill Ulster's second row for RDS clash with Leinster

Alan will make his 100th appearance for his adopted province while younger brother David earns his first start.

# suftum - Friday 13 December, 2019

Fresh perspective keeping Billy Burns on upward curve with Ulster

Ulster’s 10 is playing a huge role in the province’s form under Dan McFarland.

# suftum - Sunday 8 December, 2019

Ulster boss McFarland: 'I wouldn't consider us a top-eight team. We're definitely not there yet'

The head coach doesn’t see Ulster as one of Europe’s top-eight teams despite their promising position to qualify for the quarter-finals.

# suftum - Friday 6 December, 2019

In-house criticism and The Obstacle guiding John Cooney to peak form

The Ulster scrum-half has been among the stand-out performers in the opening rounds of Europe.

# suftum - Monday 25 November, 2019

'The training is next-level': Henderson loving the hunger instilled in McFarland's Ulster

‘It was coming from the players,” says McFarland of the highly-competitive training structure, “and then I just hammer them with it.”

# suftum - Saturday 23 November, 2019

'We knew we had to bring a fire to the game that said 'welcome to Ravenhill''

Dan McFarland’s side showed their teeth before doggedly closing out a win over Clermont.

# suftum - Friday 22 November, 2019

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Cooney's match-winner years in the making

Head coach Dan McFarland admits he was not initially confident his 9 had made the right call to go it alone.

Coetzee and Cooney to the fore as Ulster sink Clermont

Tries from Jordi Murphy and John Cooney delivered the result for Ulster.

No room for error this time as Clermont call to fortress Ravenhill

Dan McFarland’s men can take a clear lead in Pool 3.

# suftum - Monday 18 November, 2019

'They're the best changing rooms to win in': Henderson proud of Ulster's tight squeeze

The lock led his province out for the first time since being named captain, and it proved to be a very memorable day.

# suftum - Friday 15 November, 2019

Ball boy memories and his brother await as Burns prepares to steer Ulster in Bath

The northern province’s playmaker grew up in the dressing room at the Rec.

# suftum - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Conway scorches in to ensure Munster edge tight inter-pro against Ulster

The wing proved to be a game-breaker in a closely-fought contest.

Munster well-stocked to guard against Ulster revenge mission

Dan McFarland will be eager to see his side show just what a much difference a year makes.

# suftum - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Bill Johnston takes 10 shirt as Ulster host Zebre

Dan McFarland will keep John Cooney and Craig Gilroy in reserve for the clash with the Italian side.

# suftum - Friday 25 October, 2019

O'Toole grateful for McGrath and 'guru' McFarland as he looks for an edge in the scrum

The young prop could play an important role with Ireland in the years ahead after moving back from Australia to Drogheda.

# suftum - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Will Addison returns from injury as Ulster host Cardiff

After taking the foot off the pedal for RWC quarter-final weekend, provincial rugby will gather speed through the winter.

# suftum - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Faddes finds a rhythm as six-try Ulster beat Kings

John Cooney’s 22-point haul helped Ulster coast to victory over the Kngs.

# suftum - Sunday 6 October, 2019

'You realise you’re fit, healthy and have a career to look back on'

A health scare during the 2007 World Cup ended Simon Best’s career, but he is grateful for the chances he got in rugby.

# suftum - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Pienaar intent on enjoying remaining days in rugby after tragedy took him back to South Africa

The former Ulster legend will face the northern province in Bloemfontein today.

# suftum - Friday 4 October, 2019

'Not a new boy any more,' Ulster out-half Burns hoping to relive 2018 South Africa heroics

The northern province face the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein tomorrow.

# suftum - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Ex-Highlander Faddes feeling right at home with Ulster's style of play

The South Islander was not put off by his first visit to Belfast with the Barbarians three years ago.

# suftum - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Ulster academy have their 'act together' and are ready to unleash pack mentality

Academy manager Kieran Campbell is confident that the province’s production line will deliver consistently.

# suftum - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Front row blow for Ulster as Milasinovich sidelined for 9 months

The Irish-qualified, South African born prop suffered a torn ACL in training with his new club.

# suftum - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Inches mentality the 'massive positive' as McFarland takes stock after first year as a head coach

The former Scotland forwards coach helped Ulster make massive strides forward this season.

# suftum - Monday 3 June, 2019

Moore ready to make a mark for Ireland U20 after concussion kept him out of Six Nations

The Ulster talent is aiming to make sure there is a seamless transition in the centre for Ireland.

# suftum - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

'It was like the House of Commons': Ulster dressing room ensured Stockdale moved beyond blip

One corner of the Aviva Stadium witnessed the peak and trough of Jacob Stockdale’s career.

# suftum - Friday 17 May, 2019

Ulster make late change for Glasgow semi-final as Baloucoune withdraws and Stockdale moves to wing

Michael Lowry will now start at fullback for tonight’s knockout tie in Scotstoun.

# suftum - Thursday 9 May, 2019

'It was going to be 2 million a year': Jacob Stockdale does a terrific job prank-calling Tommy Bowe Unsolicited Calls This post contains videos

'It was going to be 2 million a year': Jacob Stockdale does a terrific job prank-calling Tommy Bowe

The Ireland wing had a very interesting offer for his former team-mate to mull over.

# suftum - Friday 3 May, 2019

Best in harness for final home match with Ulster, but Stockdale misses out on Connacht clash

Ulster’s powerful wing has been struggling with a hamstring issue in recent weeks.

# suftum - Thursday 2 May, 2019

O'Sullivan aiming at high benchmark after smashing through this season's targets

The Ulster loosehead was hoping to make five appearances this season, but has excelled to make a serious impact.

# suftum - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Rea helps Ulster edge second-string battle against Leinster

Debutant Marcus Rea ended up the hero for his side in a scrappy, but welcome, inter-pro victory.

# suftum - 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.

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