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PRO12: Munster 17 Ulster 19

Celebrations for Ulster at Thomond.

We travelled more in hope than in expectation but the young inexperienced Ulster side produced a dogged and gutsy display to complete a league double over Munster at a wet and windy Thomond Park on Saturday evening. The game was far from a classic but it was exactly the kind of display that Ulster’s second …

PRO12: Ulster 20 Leinster 22

Paddy

It was another night of high drama at the new look Ravenhill on Friday night as Ulster went down 20 – 22 to Leinster in this table top clash. The opening ceremony may have culminated in a cringe-worthy dance routine (just what was Rory Best doing with that flag in the middle of the field?) but …

PRO12: Glasgow 27 Ulster 9

A shameful end to Tom Courts career at Ulster. Forced to play out of position while injured, further salt is rubbed into the wound with a try being awarded to the tackled Mark Bennett after the ball was dropped over the line.

Oh dear! I’d predicted a comfortable Ulster win for this one but, given the nature of this 27 – 9  defeat, I couldn’t have been more wrong. I’d suggested that Ulster’s front five may sort out the Jocks but it was quite the reverse with the Ulster pack being soundly worked over to such an …

PRO12: Teams Up for Glasgow v Ulster

Darren Cave's rich vein of form continues with a try against Zebre. Picture from BBC Sport.

Mark Anscombe has made three changes and three positional changes to the Ulster team which stormed to a 58-12 win over Connacht last weekend at Ravenhill. The team return to RaboDirect PRO12 action tomorrow evening against Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium, (kick off 19:35). Last week’s Man of the Match and hat trick scorer, Andrew …

PRO12: Ulster 58 Connacht 12

Another MotM performance from Andrew Trimble. Picture Darren Kidd - Presseye.

Ulster romped to a 58 – 12 win against Connacht on Friday night scoring eight tries in the process. The tries came from Paul Marshall (2), Andrew Trimble (3), Tommy Bowe, Luke Marshall and Craig Gilroy. Paddy Jackson added five conversions and a penalty, before departing on the 60th minute, and his replacement, James McKinney, …

PRO12: Teams up for Ulster v Connacht

Bowe starts in the centre where he'll be targeting Dan Parks in defence!  Photo - PRESSEYE

Tommy Bowe will start at outside-centre for Ulster as the Province return to RaboDirect PRO12 action, against Connacht at Ravenhill tomorrow evening, (kick off 19:05). The British and Irish Lion is joined in midfield by Ireland international, Luke Marshall, who will make his 50th appearance for Ulster in the game. Ricky Andrew replaces the suspended …

PRO12: Cardiff 28 Ulster 23

Cardiff kick their way to glory against Ulster.

Ulster slumped to their fifth defeat in the PRO12 at Cardiff Arms Park with the hosts recording their fifth win in the competition with a 28 -23 victory. Quite simply the visitors didn’t have the stomach for the fight or their heads in the right place as they struggled with the referee’s interpretation at the …

PRO12: Teams up for Cardiff v Ulster.

Big Tom makes his 150th appearance for Ulster when he runs out against Cardiff.

Ulster loosehead prop, Tom Court, will make his 150th appearance for Ulster in tomorrow evening’s RaboDirect PRO12 match against Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park (kick off 18:30). Court starts in the front-row alongside hooker Rob Herring and tighthead prop John Afoa.?? Johann Muller captains Ulster in the second-row where he is joined by Dan …

PRO12: Edinburgh 3 Ulster 9

Paddy Jackson brings the BOOM against Edinburgh. Picture Rugby Picture.

Ulster dogged out a 9 – 3 win against Edinburgh on Friday night in poor conditions at, the soon to be re-turfed, Murrayfield Stadium. Paddy Jackson scored all the points with three successful kicks from four attempts, missing a long range effort at the end of the first half, in a game where defences (and …

PRO12: Ulster 26 Scarlets 13

Bowe and Jackson combine to light up the first half against the Scarlets.

On the face of it it was all boxes ticked for Ulster with a bonus point win against Scarlets and a barnstorming return from Stephen Ferris. However a fairly hapless second half display and the injuries to Ruan Pienaar (shoulder) and Callum Black (ankle) took much of the gloss of a scintillating first half performance. …

PRO12: Teams up for Ulster v Scarlets

The much anticipated return of Stephen Ferris!

The worst kept secret in Ulster is out with the good news announced yesterday that Stephen Ferris is to return to competitive rugby with a bench spot against Scarlets tonight at Ravenhill. Kick Off at 7:05pm. The Ireland international hasn’t played since suffering an ankle injury in November 2012 and after 16 months of rehabilitation …

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