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# ulster - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Superb first half sends Reidy-inspired Ulster to bonus-point win over Dragons

Dan McFarland’s men were far poorer in the second half but got the job done.

Ulster backline beginning to deliver for Peel and McFarland

The emergence of James Hume and Stewart Moore has added depth and class to Ulster’s midfield.

# ulster - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Ulster name experienced pack for visit of Dragons as Madigan continues at 10

Dan McFarland has made six changes to his team from the win away to Ospreys two weekends ago.

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.

# ulster - Friday 16 October, 2020

'I am proud of my three caps for Ireland but could have had a few more'

Stuart McCloskey opens up about his frustration at missing out on opportunities with Ireland during the Schmidt years.

# ulster - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Squads unveiled as three provincial academies join Ireland 7s for tournament this weekend

Munster, Ulster and Connacht will face the senior Ireland squad in competition at the Sports Campus this weekend.

# ulster - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Iain Henderson's red card could spell bad news for Ireland

The Ulster skipper faces a disciplinary hearing following his dismissal at the Liberty Stadium.

Exciting 21-year-old Ulster centre Stewart Moore continues upward trajectory

The Ballymoney man starts at 12 again as Dan McFarland’s men take on the Ospreys.

# ulster - Friday 9 October, 2020

Marcus Rea handed first start of his Ulster career against Ospreys

Ian Madigan handed the controls for the game in Wales after Dan McFarland opts to give the former Leinster out-half a start.

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.

# ulster - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Ulster Rugby suspend training after two players test positive for Covid-19

A further five players and one staff member have been identified as close contacts.

# ulster - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

'He was a devastating ball-carrier and having played in the backs, had good skills'

Ulster’s Dan Soper was instrumental in David McCann making the move from centre to the back row.

# ulster - 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.

# ulster - Friday 2 October, 2020

Young guns impress as Ulster kick off season with win over Benetton

An imperfect Ulster performance nonetheless yielded five tries at the Kingspan Stadium.

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.”

# ulster - 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.

# ulster - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Ulster's MacRory Cup final cancelled and trophy shared between finalists

Same goes for the MacLarnon Cup.

Cruel setback for Ulster's Will Addison as he's ruled out for several months

Meanwhile, Tom O’Toole has been sidelined for several weeks with an ankle issue.

Ulster to welcome 600 fans for Friday's Pro14 opener in first for Irish rugby

The northern province are the first to welcome supporters back since Covid-19 struck.

# ulster - Friday 25 September, 2020

Ulster A leave the RDS with deserved four-try victory over Leinster

Bill Johnston scored 14 points as the Ulster back row delivered an excellent performance.

# ulster - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

22-year-old Lowry's classy touches a bright note in a tough fortnight for Ulster

The talented playmaker showed his promise after moving to out-half against Toulouse.

# ulster - Monday 21 September, 2020

'It's a little bit of rocks or diamonds from him' - Stockdale struggles in Toulouse

The Ulster wing’s performance was up for discussion on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Toulouse sensation Cheslin Kolbe continues to thrill in a sport full of giants

The 26-year-old World Cup winner was a difference-maker for Toulouse against Ulster.

# ulster - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Ulster's season ends with defeat to Toulouse in Champions Cup quarter-final

Cheslin Kolbe was sensational for the Top 14 side as he scored two tries.

Challenge of terrific Toulouse a world away from when Ulster broke their duck in France

Ulster reached two European finals before recording their first win in France. The 2013 win is long forgotten but stands as a useful stepping stone for today’s crop.

# ulster - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Henderson tips John Cooney to bounce back from Pro14 final omission

The Ulster scrumhalf will start tomorrow’s Champions Cup quarter-final against Toulouse after surprisingly being dropped last Saturday.

# ulster - Friday 18 September, 2020

22-year-old Hume shining for Ulster as he knuckles down to show potential

The outside centre scored an excellent try in last weekend’s Pro14 final against Leinster.

Ex-Connacht man Ahki wary of threat Ulster's McCloskey poses to Toulouse

The New Zealander enjoyed his time in Galway but has thrived with the Top 14 club.

# ulster - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Analysis: Captaincy adds to Garry Ringrose's ever-growing repertoire

The Leinster man has been excellent in recent weeks and will be key against Saracens.

Leinster will be at home again if they reach the Champions Cup semi-finals

If Ulster qualify, they’ll either be away to Exeter or at home against Northampton.

'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.

# ulster - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Talismanic back row Coetzee an injury doubt for Ulster's trip to Toulouse

The South African carried injury niggles into last weekend’s Pro14 final.

Toulouse's thrilling start to season a concern for travelling Ulster

The Top 14 side are targetting a record-setting fifth Heineken Champions Cup crown.

# ulster - Monday 14 September, 2020

How Leinster's relentless defence shut Ulster down after a promising start

Leo Cullen’s men retained their Guinness Pro14 title with an excellent defensive performance.

'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.

# ulster - 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.

Leinster recover from slow start to land their third PRO14 title in a row

Tries from Lowe, Henshaw and Doris resulted in Leinster beating their Irish rivals 27-5.

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.

Kolbe brace helps Toulouse warm up for Ulster with win over Rog's La Rochelle

Ulster have eyes only for the Pro14 final today, but next week’s opponents look in ominous shape.

A 14-year drought: how Ulster bounced back after a fall from grace

Bad luck, bad injuries and some awful decisions finally led to a painful realisation in Ulster that they needed to try something different. Their re-emergence has been a long time coming.

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