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# urc - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Zebo escapes further punishment for red card against Ulster, free to face Castres
# Surprise Verdict
# Surprise Verdict

Zebo escapes further punishment for red card against Ulster, free to face Castres

Jan 12th 2022, 5:27 PM 8,526 Views 36 Comments

A disciplinary panel has determined that out-half Jack Crowley was the true offending party in their joint hit on Ulster’s Mike Lowry.

# urc - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Michael Bradley sacked as head coach of Italian club Zebre
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Michael Bradley sacked as head coach of Italian club Zebre

Jan 4th 2022, 3:35 PM 13,578 Views 7 Comments

The former Ireland international joined the club in 2017.

McFarland 'more confident' that Ulster's clash with Munster will go ahead
# URC
# URC

McFarland 'more confident' that Ulster's clash with Munster will go ahead

Jan 4th 2022, 7:58 AM 10,607 Views 3 Comments

The northern province have had a Covid-19 outbreak in recent times.

# urc - Friday 31 December, 2021

Hansen and Dowling return to Connacht team for Munster clash
# Interpro Derby
# Interpro Derby

Hansen and Dowling return to Connacht team for Munster clash

Dec 31st 2021, 12:18 PM 8,806 Views 1 Comment

Andy Friend makes two changes for tomorrow’s meeting at the Sportsground.

# urc - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Ulster's clash with Leinster on New Year's Day has been postponed
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Ulster's clash with Leinster on New Year's Day has been postponed

Dec 29th 2021, 5:05 PM 12,627 Views 11 Comments

The provinces were scheduled to meet on Saturday in Belfast.

Friend hails 'really positive step' of URC appointing referee manager
# OFFICIAL
# OFFICIAL

Friend hails 'really positive step' of URC appointing referee manager

Dec 29th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,041 Views 4 Comments

Former Test referee Tappe Henning was announced in the role earlier this month.

# urc - Friday 24 December, 2021

United Rugby Championship clash between Ulster and Connacht postponed due to Covid cases
# Off
# Off

United Rugby Championship clash between Ulster and Connacht postponed due to Covid cases

Dec 24th 2021, 4:39 PM 27,211 Views 8 Comments

Both of the Stephen’s Day interpros have now been postponed.

Munster hooker joins Ulster as short-term injury cover
# Moore Depth
# Moore Depth

Munster hooker joins Ulster as short-term injury cover

Dec 24th 2021, 3:51 PM 18,091 Views 5 Comments

20-year-old Ben Moxham has also been promoted to a development contract.

# urc - Monday 20 December, 2021

Ospreys-Dragons St Stephen's Day clash postponed due to Covid-19 cases in home squad
# URC
# URC

Ospreys-Dragons St Stephen's Day clash postponed due to Covid-19 cases in home squad

Dec 20th 2021, 11:16 PM 2,320 Views 0 Comments

Another United Rugby Championship clash called off amidst the Omicron surge.

# urc - Monday 6 December, 2021

'It's such a tricky format' - Leinster prepare to launch latest European assault
# Eyes On The Prize
# Eyes On The Prize

'It's such a tricky format' - Leinster prepare to launch latest European assault

Dec 6th 2021, 7:15 AM 6,206 Views 3 Comments

Leo Cullen felt the province could have managed the squad better during the recent international break.

# urc - Saturday 4 December, 2021

URC 'committed to the format and ensuring all games are played' following Covid chaos
# Update
# Update

URC 'committed to the format and ensuring all games are played' following Covid chaos

Dec 4th 2021, 2:25 PM 2,050 Views 0 Comments

The URC was forced to postpone a number of fixtures due to be played in South Africa.

'We need to back up our Leinster performance and push forward' - Baloucoune's battle cry
# Preview
# Preview

'We need to back up our Leinster performance and push forward' - Baloucoune's battle cry

Dec 4th 2021, 10:29 AM 3,082 Views 1 Comment

Ulster will be hoping to maintain their winning form when they take on Ospreys later today.

'I question whether we had that belief' - Friend reflects on a difficult night for Connacht
# Room To Improve
# Room To Improve

'I question whether we had that belief' - Friend reflects on a difficult night for Connacht

Dec 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,407 Views 13 Comments

Andy Friend saw his side leak seven tries after taking an early lead against Leinster.

# urc - Friday 3 December, 2021

'We still have a fair bit to go, that's the exciting part for us'
# More To Come
# More To Come

'We still have a fair bit to go, that's the exciting part for us'

Dec 3rd 2021, 10:58 PM 6,770 Views 9 Comments

Leinster got back to winning ways tonight as attention now turns to the Champions Cup.

Clinical Leinster turn on the style to put seven tries on Connacht
# Entertainers
# Entertainers

Clinical Leinster turn on the style to put seven tries on Connacht

Dec 3rd 2021, 9:42 PM 29,338 Views 47 Comments

The visitors started strongly but couldn’t live with Leinster’s quality at the RDS.

Connacht's great entertainers braced for a Leinster backlash
# Point To Prove
# Point To Prove

Connacht's great entertainers braced for a Leinster backlash

Dec 3rd 2021, 6:15 AM 4,966 Views 10 Comments

The hosts have welcomed back a host of internationals while Andy Friend’s side are looking to continue their strong form.

# urc - Thursday 2 December, 2021

'We’re keen to see Harry in a big game, and this is a big game for us'
# Opportunity
# Opportunity

'We’re keen to see Harry in a big game, and this is a big game for us'

Dec 2nd 2021, 2:21 PM 9,521 Views 8 Comments

Leo Cullen has handed Harry Byrne another chance to impress with the 22-year-old set to start against Connacht on Friday.

'You definitely miss playing for Ireland and being involved'
# Tough Times
# Tough Times

'You definitely miss playing for Ireland and being involved'

Dec 2nd 2021, 8:35 AM 23,077 Views 17 Comments

Leinster scrum-half Luke McGrath is hoping to force his way back into the Ireland squad.

New faces quickly finding their rhythm at Connacht
# Fitting In
# Fitting In

New faces quickly finding their rhythm at Connacht

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:15 AM 4,773 Views 2 Comments

Connacht attack coach Pete Wilkins sees huge potential in summer signings Mack Hansen and Shayne Bolton.

# urc - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Masterson stresses need for consistency as Connacht set sights on Leinster
# Feeling Good
# Feeling Good

Masterson stresses need for consistency as Connacht set sights on Leinster

Dec 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 4,562 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend’s side have impressed in their wins against the Ospreys and Ulster.

# urc - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Bundee Aki to miss Connacht's trip to Leinster
# Sidelined
# Sidelined

Bundee Aki to miss Connacht's trip to Leinster

Nov 30th 2021, 2:44 PM 8,560 Views 2 Comments

The centre is still recovering from a knee injury.

'He's very talented but you need to fit that talent into teamwork'
# Learning Curve
# Learning Curve

'He's very talented but you need to fit that talent into teamwork'

Nov 30th 2021, 7:15 AM 15,031 Views 12 Comments

Felipe Contepomi has backed Harry Byrne to learn from a difficult cameo off the bench during Leinster’s defeat to Ulster.

# urc - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Munster squad member in South Africa tests positive for Covid-19
# Scramble
# Scramble

Munster squad member in South Africa tests positive for Covid-19

Nov 28th 2021, 1:34 PM 50,763 Views 29 Comments

The province will return to their Cape Town hotel for an isolation period after a round of PCR testing last night returned a positive test.

# urc - Saturday 27 November, 2021

Ulster record their first away win over Leinster in eight years after tense finish at the RDS

Ulster record their first away win over Leinster in eight years after tense finish at the RDS

Nov 27th 2021, 9:56 PM 36,277 Views 63 Comments

Ulster won 20-10 in the URC tonight.

# urc - Friday 26 November, 2021

Connacht secure bonus-point victory over the Ospreys to move up to sixth in the URC
# On Song
# On Song

Connacht secure bonus-point victory over the Ospreys to move up to sixth in the URC

Nov 26th 2021, 9:25 PM 22,795 Views 28 Comments

Connacht defeated Ospreys 46-18 at the Sportsground tonight.

Munster still in South Africa and facing 10-day quarantine on return home
# URC
# URC

Munster still in South Africa and facing 10-day quarantine on return home

Nov 26th 2021, 8:55 PM 31,938 Views 11 Comments

Health minister Stephen Donnelly has said that new restrictions for people travelling to Ireland from several southern African countries would apply ‘regardless of status’.

This is the nightmare before Christmas that Ireland's provinces and the URC didn't need
# URC
# URC

This is the nightmare before Christmas that Ireland's provinces and the URC didn't need

Nov 26th 2021, 4:57 PM 7,479 Views 3 Comments

Rugby fans will be praying for good news but the Nu variant has the potential to create a fixture crisis in the URC.

Munster's URC clash in South Africa postponed amid Covid variant news
# URC
# URC

Munster's URC clash in South Africa postponed amid Covid variant news

Updated Nov 26th 2021, 1:12 PM 32,623 Views 16 Comments

The province are in Pretoria for a planned game against the Bulls this weekend but are now working to get home urgently.

Furlong and Henshaw to start as teams named for Leinster/Ulster URC clash
# Selection
# Selection

Furlong and Henshaw to start as teams named for Leinster/Ulster URC clash

Nov 26th 2021, 12:57 PM 8,556 Views 18 Comments

John Cooney returns to the Ulster team.

# urc - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

'Rugby was a fairytale but not a reality... I was blessed to break that barrier'
# Rising Star
# Rising Star

'Rugby was a fairytale but not a reality... I was blessed to break that barrier'

Oct 27th 2021, 7:30 PM 9,593 Views 0 Comments

23-year-old Vincent Tshituka of the Lions is seen as a possible Springbok back row.

# urc - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

'I missed being on the grass, the day-to-day coaching, and the challenge'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'I missed being on the grass, the day-to-day coaching, and the challenge'

Updated Oct 26th 2021, 8:03 PM 25,518 Views 4 Comments

Noel McNamara is thriving in his new role with the Sharks after joining from Leinster.

# urc - Saturday 23 October, 2021

Mack the Knife scores twice as Connacht nail bonus-point win over Ulster at the Aviva
# Mack The Knife
# Mack The Knife

Mack the Knife scores twice as Connacht nail bonus-point win over Ulster at the Aviva

Oct 23rd 2021, 7:17 PM 31,272 Views 52 Comments

Two tries from Mack Hansen helped Connacht defeat Ulster at the Aviva Stadium in the URC championship.

Talented Cork man Crowley gets Munster out-half audition against Ospreys
# Prospect
# Prospect

Talented Cork man Crowley gets Munster out-half audition against Ospreys

Oct 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 9,466 Views 6 Comments

Ronan O’Gara tried to bring the Cork Con playmaker to La Rochelle.

# urc - Friday 22 October, 2021

Leinster cruise to victory in Glasgow to go top
# URC
# URC

Leinster cruise to victory in Glasgow to go top

Oct 22nd 2021, 9:44 PM 15,210 Views 21 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side looked a cut above the hosts tonight.

21-year-old out-half Jack Crowley handed first Munster start
# One To Watch
# One To Watch

21-year-old out-half Jack Crowley handed first Munster start

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:18 PM 17,990 Views 17 Comments

Conor Murray and Damian de Allende could both make their first appearances of the season after being named on the bench for the trip to Ospreys.

Connacht lose Aki to injury as Ulster welcome back some big guns
# Derby
# Derby

Connacht lose Aki to injury as Ulster welcome back some big guns

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:14 PM 7,451 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland centre has picked up a knee injury but should be back in training next week.

'It's easier to silence that kind of noise... I feel a bit vindicated'
# Lion
# Lion

'It's easier to silence that kind of noise... I feel a bit vindicated'

Oct 22nd 2021, 6:45 AM 7,093 Views 2 Comments

Leinster’s Jack Conan starts in the number eight shirt against Glasgow again tonight.

# urc - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Casey forming a halfback bond with the 'class' Carbery in Munster
# Playmakers
# Playmakers

Casey forming a halfback bond with the 'class' Carbery in Munster

Oct 21st 2021, 6:30 AM 9,738 Views 31 Comments

The 22-year-old scrum-half is part of Ireland’s squad for the November Tests.

# urc - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Small Aviva attendance expected for Connacht-Ulster, while Friend is yet to hear back on Cloete try
# Marginal Gains
# Marginal Gains

Small Aviva attendance expected for Connacht-Ulster, while Friend is yet to hear back on Cloete try

Oct 19th 2021, 2:30 PM 12,843 Views 19 Comments

Initial projections of up to 30,000 for the URC clash were well wide of the mark, with 6,000 to 8,000 now expected to attend.

'It's a real void' - Lancaster believes URC needs new referee manager
# Match Officials
# Match Officials

'It's a real void' - Lancaster believes URC needs new referee manager

Oct 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,843 Views 5 Comments

Greg Garner left the role during the summer.

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