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 … Continue reading PRO12: Ulster 33 Munster 13
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 … Continue reading PRO12: Teams up for Ulster v Munster
Ulster play Munster at a sold-out Ravenhill this Friday, 30th December. Many of the young players who faced Leinster yesterday evening at the RDS (42-13) have been named in the provisional squad which also includes the more experienced players that McLaughlin rested for the away trip to Leinster, with the festive clash against Munster at … Continue reading PRO12: Ulster extended squad for Munster
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 … Continue reading PRO12: Leinster 42 Ravens 13
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 … Continue reading For God and, em, er, Ireland!
To be precise, it’s what I won’t be getting for Christmas. Like a number of other regulars I was ambushed a few weeks back by the swathe of blow-ins buying a ticket for the Munster game. Nett result is I don’t have a tick for the game. Now before you all adopt the UAFC messageboard … Continue reading ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin has handed competitive debuts to five players for the RaboDirect PRO12 Boxing Day clash against Leinster at the RDS (kick off 5.30). With two games in the space of just four days, McLaughlin has had to make full use of his entire squad over the festive period. Following the Boxing Day … Continue reading PRO12: Ulster Ravens and Leinster sides announced.
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 … Continue reading Women’s: And Larry makes seven!
Six Ulster girls have made the initial cut for Ireland Women’s Six Nations panel giving Ulster it’s highest representation at this level for many a year. The girls are evenly spread over Ulster’s more successful women sides with two from Cooke, two from Belfast Harlequins and two from City of Derry as follows: – Belfast Harlequins: Ashleigh Baxter, … Continue reading Women’s: 6 Ulster girls make the cut for Ireland.
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! … Continue reading The All FRU World Domination Meter!