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Dublin: 3°C Thursday 3 December 2020


# suftum - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Ulster speedster Sexton in line for debut in Edinburgh

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'

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

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

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'

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

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

‘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

‘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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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'

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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'

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

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'

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

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

# suftum - Friday 28 August, 2020

Rob Kearney at 15 for Leinster as Madigan starts for Ulster

Both sides are qualified for the Pro14 semi-finals, but the players involved will be keen to stake a claim.

# suftum - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

More touches, more influence for Stockdale from fullback

The Ireland wing has been getting test runs at 15 for his province.

# suftum - Sunday 23 August, 2020

'That was a shadow of our normal selves'

Ulster’s first game back ‘won and lost on the sofa last night,’ says head coach Dan McFarland.

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14

It’s time for provinces west and north to re-enter rugby and we’re going minute-by-minute.

# suftum - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Stretched resources 'won't be an issue' if Ulster earn a packed fixture list

Dan McFarland won’t be caught complaining if Ulster force their way tosix consecutive massive matches in the six weeks ahead.

# suftum - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

McFarland laments loss of Baloucoune to horrible hamstring injury

The young wing must undergo surgery after the worst outcome to a training ground jackal.

# suftum - Friday 14 August, 2020

Four years on from Leinster departure, Madigan has all new outlook with Ulster

Ulster’s new recruit counted himself as a ‘purist’ about provincial representation. But he returns to ireland a more mature and rounded player.

# suftum - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Addison's back continues to be a frustration, hip op had been planned for Henderson

Ulster had hoped the Ireland second row would be able to complete his recovery during sport’s shutdown, but the surgery was delayed.

# suftum - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Hip surgery to keep Iain Henderson out beyond Ulster's Champions Cup quarter

Henderson joins Leinster’s James Ryan as recovering second row options for Ireland’s big autumn schedule.

# suftum - Sunday 3 May, 2020

'It turned out to be the best four years of my career by a country mile'

Johann Muller says David Humphreys played a huge role in making his time in Ulster such a happy one.

# suftum - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Quiz: What do you remember about Stephen Ferris' impactful career?

His career was too short, but he left an imprint all across Irish rugby.

# suftum - Saturday 25 April, 2020

'It was never a guarantee with Ireland, it was more that carrot dangling there'

Robbie Diack played for Ulster 205 times during a decade with the northern province.

# suftum - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Ulster Rugby puts players on furlough, IRFU to top up salaries

The northern province has placed 70% of its staff onto the UK government’s job-retention scheme.

# 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.

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