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# suftum - Monday 1 March, 2021

'A shock to the system': Baloucoune relieved to see action after injury nightmare
# Bouncing Back
# Bouncing Back

'A shock to the system': Baloucoune relieved to see action after injury nightmare

Mon 4:55 PM 6,092 Views 12 Comments

The 23-year-old had to wait a year between Ulster appearances due to a hamstring avulsion last summer.

# suftum - Friday 19 February, 2021

Lowry helps Ulster beat Glasgow, but no bonus point for McFarland's men
# Back In Business
# Back In Business

Lowry helps Ulster beat Glasgow, but no bonus point for McFarland's men

Feb 19th 2021, 9:38 PM 8,721 Views 15 Comments

Jordi Murphy got his Ulster captaincy off to a winning start.

Ulster well placed to keep the heat on Leinster in hunt for top spot
# Suftum
# Suftum

Ulster well placed to keep the heat on Leinster in hunt for top spot

Feb 19th 2021, 7:15 AM 3,820 Views 6 Comments

Tonight’s game at Glasgow is the province’s first outing in six weeks.

# suftum - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Ireland trio released from Six Nations duty to start for Ulster in Glasgow
# Suftum
# Suftum

Ireland trio released from Six Nations duty to start for Ulster in Glasgow

Feb 18th 2021, 12:23 PM 11,840 Views 17 Comments

For their first outing in six weeks, the northern province will be captained for the first time by Jordi Murphy.

# suftum - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Ulster sign prodigiously-talented Fiji lock Leone Nakarawa
# Baller
# Baller

Ulster sign prodigiously-talented Fiji lock Leone Nakarawa

Jan 27th 2021, 4:50 PM 12,926 Views 25 Comments

Meanwhile, Ian Madigan and Rob Herring have signed up to two-year extensions.

# suftum - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

20-year-old McIlroy one of the big winners of the inter-pro series
# Prospect
# Prospect

20-year-old McIlroy one of the big winners of the inter-pro series

Jan 12th 2021, 9:58 AM 9,687 Views 10 Comments

The Ulster wing has shown his promise in three starts over recent weekends.

# suftum - Thursday 7 January, 2021

James Ryan treating Ulster clash as an early 'cup final'
# Make Or Break
# Make Or Break

James Ryan treating Ulster clash as an early 'cup final'

Jan 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 3,128 Views 2 Comments

The second row admits it’s ‘surreal’ but the games importance is writ large for the reigning champions.

# suftum - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Leinster poising to bounce back against 'the best team in the Pro14'
# Showdown
# Showdown

Leinster poising to bounce back against 'the best team in the Pro14'

Jan 5th 2021, 6:31 AM 8,069 Views 11 Comments

Leinster are in the unfamiliar position of looking up at Ulster in the standings ahead of Friday’s showdown.

# suftum - Sunday 3 January, 2021

'Are we a better team than Leinster? Are we good enough? We can do it, definitely'
# Northern Lights
# Northern Lights

'Are we a better team than Leinster? Are we good enough? We can do it, definitely'

Updated Jan 3rd 2021, 5:00 PM 28,532 Views 16 Comments

Dan McFarland and Ulster’s attention switched to the RDS immediately after last night’s win over Munster.

# suftum - Saturday 2 January, 2021

Ulster sustain streak with drab inter-pro win over Munster
# 10 Out Of 10
# 10 Out Of 10

Ulster sustain streak with drab inter-pro win over Munster

Jan 2nd 2021, 7:23 PM 31,783 Views 72 Comments

Ulster scored two first-half tries, but were unable to build their way to a bonus point. Instead, Munster grabbed a late losing bonus.

# suftum - Saturday 19 December, 2020

McCloskey a key man in all aspects as Ulster look for crucial away win
# Suftum
# Suftum

McCloskey a key man in all aspects as Ulster look for crucial away win

Dec 19th 2020, 8:30 AM 2,492 Views 1 Comment

The English side have brought back most of their frontliners for the clash at Kingsholm.

# suftum - Friday 18 December, 2020

Billy Burns back from injury to captain Ulster against his former club
# Suftum
# Suftum

Billy Burns back from injury to captain Ulster against his former club

Dec 18th 2020, 12:16 PM 5,316 Views 12 Comments

The northern province travel to Gloucester in a bid to rebound from last weekend’s defeat to Toulouse.

# suftum - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

'Can I visualise myself here in the long term? I can, yes' - Ulster boss McFarland
# Contract
# Contract

'Can I visualise myself here in the long term? I can, yes' - Ulster boss McFarland

Dec 15th 2020, 9:37 AM 4,102 Views 4 Comments

The Ulster head coach’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

# suftum - Monday 14 December, 2020

Knee injury to keep Ulster captain Henderson out until Six Nations
# Lock Out
# Lock Out

Knee injury to keep Ulster captain Henderson out until Six Nations

Dec 14th 2020, 6:15 PM 5,245 Views 12 Comments

The second row’s injury is major blow for Ulster in their Champions Cup pool campaign.

# suftum - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Ulster speedster Sexton in line for debut in Edinburgh
# Pro14
# Pro14

Ulster speedster Sexton in line for debut in Edinburgh

Nov 29th 2020, 1:04 PM 9,785 Views 18 Comments

John Cooney and Ian Madigan fill the half-back roles in Murrayfield.

# suftum - Thursday 26 November, 2020

'Anyone who watches Ulster knows that Billy has variety in his kicking game'
# Suftum
# Suftum

'Anyone who watches Ulster knows that Billy has variety in his kicking game'

Nov 26th 2020, 7:05 AM 4,840 Views 6 Comments

Billy Burns made an impact during his cameo off the bench last weekend in Twickenham.

# suftum - Sunday 22 November, 2020

Alby Mathewson on loving Munster, Ulster and living alone during Covid
# 9 Problems
# 9 Problems

Alby Mathewson on loving Munster, Ulster and living alone during Covid

Nov 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 14,646 Views 7 Comments

The Ulster scrum-half admits building relationships in a squad is difficult when time in their company is so limited.

# suftum - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Payne thrilled with progress of 'one of the hardest workers' Lowry
# 10 To 15
# 10 To 15

Payne thrilled with progress of 'one of the hardest workers' Lowry

Nov 19th 2020, 6:41 AM 5,783 Views 2 Comments

The 22-year-old kept a high tempo throughout the 9-try demolition of Zebre, Ulster’s sixth straight win.

# suftum - Monday 16 November, 2020

'Look at Damien McKenzie and Beauden Barrett, they can play multiple positions'
# Playmaker
# Playmaker

'Look at Damien McKenzie and Beauden Barrett, they can play multiple positions'

Nov 16th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,113 Views 6 Comments

Ulster’s 22-year-old Michael Lowry is comfortable at either out-half or fullback.

# suftum - Sunday 15 November, 2020

20-year-old wing Ethan McIlroy gets first Ulster start for visit to Zebre
# Talent
# Talent

20-year-old wing Ethan McIlroy gets first Ulster start for visit to Zebre

Nov 15th 2020, 12:26 PM 7,885 Views 14 Comments

The academy back has impressed off the bench in recent weeks.

# suftum - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Marty Moore happy to be put to the test with long, long scrummaging set
# No Scrum No Win
# No Scrum No Win

Marty Moore happy to be put to the test with long, long scrummaging set

Nov 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,308 Views 12 Comments

‘It’s probably the least I’ve ran in a game in the last month, but definitely, the most fatigued I’ve been.’

# suftum - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Stockdale accepts 'basic' errors, but working to shut out criticism
# Scrutiny
# Scrutiny

Stockdale accepts 'basic' errors, but working to shut out criticism

Nov 4th 2020, 11:43 AM 7,783 Views 23 Comments

‘When your mates are texting you saying ‘Are you alright?’, you kind of know that you are getting destroyed on social media.’

# suftum - Monday 2 November, 2020

Cooney kicks Ulster to away win over Cardiff
# Pro14
# Pro14

Cooney kicks Ulster to away win over Cardiff

Nov 2nd 2020, 8:12 PM 8,855 Views 4 Comments

Mike Lowry claimed Ulster’s crucial try in Rodney Parade.

# suftum - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Marcus Rea up and running again for Ulster after injury and ice-cream
# Suftum
# Suftum

Marcus Rea up and running again for Ulster after injury and ice-cream

Oct 24th 2020, 6:30 AM 3,985 Views 0 Comments

The 23-year-old waited 18 months between his first and second Ulster caps. He is intent on building momentum for his third.

# suftum - Friday 9 October, 2020

Ulster's Gilroy out to hit top stride as he hails Payne's defensive influence
# Wing Man
# Wing Man

Ulster's Gilroy out to hit top stride as he hails Payne's defensive influence

Oct 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 5,730 Views 2 Comments

The 29-year-old has been working hard on his reads out on the edge of the defence.

# suftum - Monday 5 October, 2020

Ulster's potential-rich 10-12-13 combo deliver 'really exciting' display
# Young Guns
# Young Guns

Ulster's potential-rich 10-12-13 combo deliver 'really exciting' display

Oct 5th 2020, 6:01 PM 7,514 Views 14 Comments

Michael Lowry, Stewart Moore, and James Hume impressed against Benetton.

# suftum - Friday 2 October, 2020

Ulster brush off the sugar coating and carry hurt of big defeats into new season
# Go Again
# Go Again

Ulster brush off the sugar coating and carry hurt of big defeats into new season

Oct 2nd 2020, 7:03 AM 3,923 Views 8 Comments

“If you forget about it, you won’t learn from it. When we need that hurt, we’ll use it.”

# suftum - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Stockdale at 15, Coetzee returns and debuts to be made as Ulster name XV for Benetton opener
# Suftum
# Suftum

Stockdale at 15, Coetzee returns and debuts to be made as Ulster name XV for Benetton opener

Oct 1st 2020, 1:09 PM 6,198 Views 9 Comments

Meanwhile, John Cooney gets the nod at scrum-half ahead of Alby Matthewson.

# suftum - Monday 28 September, 2020

Ulster take solace in battle-hardiness and fresh start of new season
# Suftum
# Suftum

Ulster take solace in battle-hardiness and fresh start of new season

Sep 28th 2020, 7:00 PM 5,038 Views 2 Comments

The northern province claimed just one win in their five matches since rugby restarted in August.

# suftum - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

'I find it amazing the importance people put on which hospital you were born in'
# Identity
# Identity

'I find it amazing the importance people put on which hospital you were born in'

Sep 16th 2020, 12:00 PM 54,930 Views 96 Comments

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland believes who you’re with is more important than where you’re from.

# suftum - Monday 14 September, 2020

'There'll be a crowd there. Wow': Ulster look to build excitement after crushing final loss
# Suftum
# Suftum

'There'll be a crowd there. Wow': Ulster look to build excitement after crushing final loss

Sep 14th 2020, 9:38 AM 8,848 Views 7 Comments

The northern province were left deflated by Leinster’s complete dominance of Saturday’s final.

# suftum - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Ulster left deflated and rueing missed chances before Leinster hit high gears
# Suftum
# Suftum

Ulster left deflated and rueing missed chances before Leinster hit high gears

Sep 12th 2020, 10:36 PM 12,349 Views 11 Comments

A tight first half could have been tighter if Ulster had made the most of their penalty chances.

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro14 final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro14 final

Sep 12th 2020, 6:35 PM 76,384 Views 34 Comments

The first trophy of the restarted season is up for grabs and we’re going minute-by-minute.

# suftum - Friday 11 September, 2020

'I'm sick of hearing about when Ulster last won silverware'
# Lyttle Less Conversation
# Lyttle Less Conversation

'I'm sick of hearing about when Ulster last won silverware'

Sep 11th 2020, 8:01 AM 5,645 Views 4 Comments

Rob Lyttle was nine when his native province claimed the Celtic League and craves some silverware he can lift himself.

# suftum - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

'Big-time' Madigan on his clutch kick and feeling loved in Ulster
# Sharpshooter
# Sharpshooter

'Big-time' Madigan on his clutch kick and feeling loved in Ulster

Sep 9th 2020, 10:30 PM 28,944 Views 15 Comments

Ulster’s Mr Saturday Night talks through his process for a dramatic winner to set up a Pro14 final against his native province.

# suftum - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Ulster steel themselves for 'cruel' final scenario
# Suftum
# Suftum

Ulster steel themselves for 'cruel' final scenario

Sep 8th 2020, 5:49 AM 7,418 Views 3 Comments

Dan McFarland spoke passionately yesterday about the weird occasion ahead, being written off and how Ulster worked to make sure everyone knows they ‘give a shit’.

# suftum - Monday 7 September, 2020

'To win in Dublin next weekend we'll have to take a giant step forward'
# Suftum
# Suftum

'To win in Dublin next weekend we'll have to take a giant step forward'

Sep 7th 2020, 6:00 AM 6,065 Views 6 Comments

Dan McFarland’s Ulster are 10-point underdogs for the Pro14 final against Leinster.

# suftum - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Underdogs Ulster will have the bit between their teeth in Edinburgh
# Suftum
# Suftum

Underdogs Ulster will have the bit between their teeth in Edinburgh

Sep 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 4,851 Views 3 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side have yet to show their best since rugby restarted. Tonight’s the night they must change that.

# suftum - Monday 31 August, 2020

'We've to knuckle down, understand that simple errors kill your ability to maintain pressure'
# Fight In The Dog
# Fight In The Dog

'We've to knuckle down, understand that simple errors kill your ability to maintain pressure'

Aug 31st 2020, 7:15 AM 7,436 Views 6 Comments

Dan McFarland questioned whether he was putting enough emphasis on Ulster’s ball possession in contact. But he is willing to change quickly.

# suftum - Saturday 29 August, 2020

McFarland hopeful after Stockdale limps out of defeat to Leinster
# Suftum
# Suftum

McFarland hopeful after Stockdale limps out of defeat to Leinster

Aug 29th 2020, 10:13 PM 9,072 Views 3 Comments

The Ulster boss found reason to be optimistic through his team’s second-half showing when they pulled within a score of Leinster.

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