Another enjoyable night organised by the URSC, well attended by supporters and players alike.
Thankfully this time Master of Ceremonies Jonathan Bill remembered everyone’s names and the players were quite forthcoming with their opinions on the Six nations and other matters, particularly Kieron Dawson who gave some very forthright views.
It was great to hear their opinions on the Irish set up and particularly on the up and comping stars in Ulster Rugby who are predicted to be the mainstays of Irish Rugby in the future.
One sad note was Paul Steinmetz announcing that this will, at the moment, be his last season with Ulster Rugby. A true fan’s favourite and one of Ulster’s greatest overseas signings he will be sadly missed. The FRU, and Mrs Derg in particular, will be doing all it can to keep Steiny involved with Ulster in the future. We’ve already signed him up for our end of season Awards Night so watch this space for details.