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#Ultan Dillane

# ultan-dillane - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Bealham and Dillane travel to France with Connacht after World Cup disappointment

The pair are set to feature for Andy Friend’s side against Oyonnax tomorrow.

# ultan-dillane - Friday 3 May, 2019

Confident Connacht back 'feared' scrum but wary of Ulster 'menace' Coetzee

The inter-provincial Pro14 quarter-final in Belfast promises to be a cracker.

# ultan-dillane - Friday 22 March, 2019

Connacht clash with one of the other most-improved teams in the Pro14

Italian side Benetton are the visitors to Galway this evening.

# ultan-dillane - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Connacht lock Dillane happy to be firmly back in Ireland's plans

The 25-year-old is hoping for a fourth appearance in the championship against Wales.

# ultan-dillane - Friday 1 March, 2019

Connacht boosted by return of Ireland quartet for Ospreys visit

Ultan Dillane, Quinn Roux and Tom Farrell all start at the Sportsground on Saturday, while Caolin Blade is among the replacements.

# ultan-dillane - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'If your chance comes, it comes. If it doesn't, you keep working'

Ultan Dillane is delighted to have worked his way through intense competition to get a first Six Nations start.

# ultan-dillane - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'It feels great': Connacht's Dillane delighted to be back in green

The second row came off the bench at Murrayfield to win his first cap since November 2017.

# ultan-dillane - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Opportunity beckons for Dillane or Roux after Ireland's second row injuries

Joe Schmidt has to plot for England without Tadhg Beirne and Iain Henderson.

# ultan-dillane - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Ultan Dillane signs contract extension at Connacht

It’s 73 and far-from-out for the Paris-born lock.

# ultan-dillane - Friday 2 March, 2018

Dillane starts for Connacht against Cheetahs in Bloemfontein

The Ireland second row has travelled to South Africa for this weekend’s Pro14 game.

# ultan-dillane - Friday 23 February, 2018

Dillane named on the bench as Connacht steel themselves for tricky Treviso

Kieran Keane has named his 23 for tomorrow’s Pro14 clash.

# ultan-dillane - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Dillane return boosts Connacht for tricky trip to in-form Treviso

The second row will be part of an extended 25-man travelling party.

# ultan-dillane - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Dillane determined to keep focus wider than just box-office Nakarawa

An inexperienced Ireland team will put an emphasis on their structure against Fiji.

# ultan-dillane - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Ultan Dillane unlikely to be fit in time for Ireland's summer tour

The Connacht second row underwent surgery on his shoulder this week.

# ultan-dillane - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Dillane's season over as Connacht suffer Healy and Fox-Matamua blows

Pat Lam can at least welcome back Ireland international Kieran Marmion this week.

# ultan-dillane - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Ireland quartet made available to Connacht but centre emerges as injury doubt

Stacey Ili picked up an ankle issue against Cardiff last weekend and may miss the visit of the Dragons.

# ultan-dillane - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Ultan Dillane to miss start of Six Nations with ankle injury

The Kerry powerhouse is set to miss at least five weeks with an ankle injury.

# ultan-dillane - Sunday 13 November, 2016

# ultan-dillane - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Westerners best in our Ireland v Canada player ratings

In between clashes with the All Blacks, a much-changed Ireland side ran out convincing winners over Canada.

# ultan-dillane - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

'It's no disrespect to Munster, but Connacht were definitely there for me'

Ireland lock Ultan Dillane says the All Blacks aren’t invincible.

# ultan-dillane - Friday 28 October, 2016

RDS still a hoodoo to be broken for Pro12 champions Connacht

Leinster have felt the full force of Connacht in Galway and Edinburgh, but hold a proud record on home turf.

# ultan-dillane - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

'I felt like I was at home here' - Aki and Dillane saw Connacht as best option

The centre and lock explain why they signed new contracts with the western province.

Double boost for Connacht as Bundee Aki and Ultan Dillane sign new contracts

The pair have played an integral part in the province’s recent success.

# ultan-dillane - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Munster and Connacht players rack up impressive stats in Pro12 wins

Conor Murray, CJ Stander and Ultan Dillane feature prominently in the Guinness Pro12 data.

# ultan-dillane - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Analysis: Ultan Dillane is an intriguing possible replacement for Stander

The 22-year-old looks ready for his first Test start against the Boks in Test two.

# ultan-dillane - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

High-flying Dillane still coming to terms with his rapid rise

And now the powerful Connacht second row is looking forward to testing himself against the South African pack.

# ultan-dillane - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Dillane excited to front up to Boks after Connacht's Pro12 glory

The 22-year-old is bringing strong form on the three-Test tour under Joe Schmidt.

Heaslip 'not doing cartwheels' for Connacht, but can see a very bright side for Irish rugby

Ultan Dillane treated Jamie Heaslip to a sense of the wild western celebrations.

# ultan-dillane - Monday 4 April, 2016

Munster remains Dillane's home but Connacht ambitions are strong

The 22-year-old reflects on his journey to Ireland honours in the Six Nations.

# ultan-dillane - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Ultan Dillane hoping more Connacht players get chance with Ireland

The 22-year-old lock made his debut off the bench during the team’s recent 21-10 loss to England.

# ultan-dillane - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Toner and man-of-the-match Ryan drive dominant win over weak Italy

Ultan Dillane added his carrying and handling excellence off the bench again.

# ultan-dillane - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Schmidt's Ireland look to balance experience and 'aggressive' youth for Italy

Fixing the lineout is of paramount importance as Ireland look for a first win in five games.

# ultan-dillane - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

'I hope that his time is coming' - Carolan backs Dillane's work ethic

Ireland U20s head coach Nigel Carolan oversaw a big win in England last time out.

# ultan-dillane - Monday 29 February, 2016

'We can't afford to be passive': Schmidt enthused by debut performances, but bemoans Irish defence in London Post-mortem This post contains videos

'We can't afford to be passive': Schmidt enthused by debut performances, but bemoans Irish defence in London

With the dust settled on Twickenham, Joe Schmidt spoke about the defeat and the latest injury news in his camp.

'Swing Low really got rid of the nerves' - Ireland's debutants make impact

Josh van der Flier and Ultan Dillane were proud after making their Test bows.

# ultan-dillane - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Lam says Dillane was bundle of nerves before Irish debut

Lam is confident the Connacht lock has a bright international career ahead of him.

# ultan-dillane - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Dillane, VDF and McCloskey provide positives for Schmidt's Ireland in defeat

Ireland’s three new caps showed their ability at Twickenham.

Bleak picture for Ireland, Billy the bruiser and more Twickenham talking points

Joe Schmidt’s men haven’t won in four games now.

# ultan-dillane - Friday 26 February, 2016

McCloskey, van der Flier and Dillane breathe new life into Schmidt's Ireland

‘Three quiet fellas but three fellas who have been taking it in their stride.’

# ultan-dillane - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

'It hurts when he tackles': No fear over Dillane's physicality ahead of likely Twickenham debut

Connacht’s bruising lock has been 24th man so far in this tournament, but injury means he is next in line for the number 19 shirt next time out.

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