In case you haven’t the heart/willpower to read any further, I will take this opportunity to wish all my readers, (I think that’s about 3*) a very Happy New Year’s Eve and an outstanding, for the Ulstermen, 2013. There are many idiosyncrasies in 2012 I could pontificate about, such as the reputed split in the … Continue reading From Here to 2013
Despite their loss to Munster at Thomond Park on Saturday, as we start the New Year, Ulster remain clear at the top of the RaboDirect PRO12 table with a 9 point lead over second placed Scarlets, who they welcome to Ravenhill on Friday night. That is just one of four games on Friday, two in … Continue reading PRO12: RoaboDirect Round 13 Preview.
Ulster’s unbeaten run came to an end last night with Munster recording a comfortable 24 – 10 victory at Thomond Park. Ulster’s scores came from a Niall O’Connor penalty and a late try from the impressive Ali Birch with, O’Connor’s replacement, Stuart Olding adding the conversion with the last kick of the game. I’d predicted … Continue reading PRO12: Munster 24 Ulster 10
Mark Anscombe has made eleven changes to the starting XV for Ulster’s trip to Thomond Park to face Munster on Saturday (kick off 5.30pm). Only Craig Gilroy and Luke Marshall in the backs, and Neil McComb and Robbie Diack in the forwards, are retained from the team which beat Leinster 27-19 last Friday night. Despite … Continue reading PRO12: Teams up for Munster v Ulster.
Everybody here, seems to like to laugh, look at Johnny King jivin’ across the floor. He can play the fool and make a few mistakes, but all the same he’ll never be a bore, I’m glad to be so young talking with my tongue, glad to be so careless in my ways. Glad to take … Continue reading FALLEN SHADOWS ROUSING TIMES
Ulster powered their way to their eleventh straight win in the PRO12 with an impressive 27 – 19 win against Leinster at Ravenhill last night. The scores came from a penalty try with Nick Williams and Andrew Trimble also crossing. Ruan Pienaar added a penalty and three conversions and Paddy Jackson chipped in with a penalty. Jackson’s … Continue reading PRO12: Ulster 27 Leinster 19
Ulster Head Coach, Mark Anscombe, has made three personnel and two positional changes to the side that lost to Northampton Saints for Friday night’s match against Leinster at Ravenhill. Following Tommy Bowe’s knee injury, Andrew Trimble switches to the right wing, with fellow Ireland international, Craig Gilroy named on the left. Luke Marshall starts at … Continue reading PRO12: Teams up for Ulster v Leinster
Only a small number of games were played again this week as the Winter term moves towards its end, but a couple of surprises have helped to keep things interesting: [more]
ROUND 5 Friday, 11 January 2013 Pool 4 Ulster Rugby v Glasgow Warriors, Ravenhill 20.00 – Sky Sports Pool 4 Northampton Saints v Castres Olympique, Franklin’s Gardens 20.00 – Sky Sports / Sky Italia ROUND 6 Saturday, 19 January 2013 Pool 4 Glasgow Warriors v Northampton Saints, Scotstoun Stadium 13.35 Pool 4 Castres Olympique v … Continue reading Heineken Cup: Rounds 5 & 6 Dates Confirmed.
Tommy Bowe suffered a knee injury in the closing stages of Ulster’s 9 points to 10 Heineken Cup defeat to Northampton Saints at Ravenhill on Saturday night. An initial scan revealed that he has sustained significant lateral ligament damage to his right knee. He will undergo surgery today (Monday) to repair the damage. At this … Continue reading PRO12: Ulster and Leinster Injury Update.