Monthly Archives: December 2011

PRO12: Ulster 33 Munster 13

The match rolled out pretty much as expected with Ulster recording a bonus point win against a rather limited Munster. New boys Stefan Terblanche and John Afoa scored in the first half with Ian Humphreys and Ruan Pienaar crossing the line in the second as Ulster comfortably pulled clear from the underpowered visitors. Humphreys added two conversions …

PRO12: Teams up for Ulster v Munster

Ahead of tomorrow’s sold out clash against Munster at Ravenhill, Ulster Coach Brian McLaughlin, as expected, has named an entirely changed starting XV from that which was defeated by Leinster at the RDS on Boxing Day. With two PRO12 derbies within the space of four days, McLaughlin has coached two separate teams for the games and the …

PRO12: Leinster 42 Ravens 13

This match panned out pretty much as expected. A spirited effort from Ulster’s youngsters was ultimately annulled by Leinster’s continuity, with the Dublin side easing clear in the final quarter of the game. The score-sheet shows six tries to one in favour of the home side but, despite the score, the Ravens showed enough to turn a questioning spotlight on the cowardly capitulation of …

For God and, em, er, Ireland!

It’s been tears and snotters from most provincial supporters since the IRFU announced their new directives, effective from 2013 -14,  limiting “Non Irish Eligible” (NIE) players to one per position across the three main provinces. (Connacht are exempt having already submitted a development plan last season.) In effect this means that, for example, if Ulster have a …

Women’s: And Larry makes seven!

The IRFU has announced the full training squad for the Women’s RBS 6 Nations Championship and following our scoop the other day we’re delighted to announce that Larissa Muldoon is also included lifting the Ulster contingent to seven. Head coach Philip Doyle has included a number of seasoned internationals alongside some new faces who have emerged …

The All FRU World Domination Meter!

Christmas is a time of year when many companies carry out the dreaded reviews of Personal Development Plans (PDP’s) or Personal Performance Indicators (PPI’s) as most bosses struggle to wangle the scoring so that their favourites continue to get the bonuses while the rest are left to mutter about backstabbing bastards and injustice. Oh Christmas! …

Rotherham Titans 24 Ulster 31

The Ravens secured a home quarter final in the British and Irish Cup with a bonus point win in an entertaining British and Irish Cup fixture away to Rotherham Titans. Despite going down to an early try the Ravens responded  and excellent work from their forwards and backs resulted in two first half tries. Following McKinney’s second penalty, loose head …

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