Ulster Ravens held on last night to record their first win in the British and Irish Cup with a 24 -19 win at a rain lashed Ravenhill. Jersey opened the scoring after a period of pressure in the Ulster half. A back row break of the back of a scrum was fed to Jersey captain … Continue reading Ravens: Ulster made to sweat by tight Jersey!
There are four changes to the Ulster Ravens team that lost to Cornish Pirates last weekend for tomorrow night’s match against Jersey RFC at Ravenhill (kick off 19:30). In the only change to the backline, Ian Porter starts at scrumhalf in place of Michael Heaney who drops to the bench. In the front row, Michael … Continue reading Ravens: Teams announced for Jersey clash!
I’m beginning to get worried here – I’d only just moved to Galway around this time last season and it was announced that Niall O’Connor was returning to Belfast, now I’ve only been back up North for a fortnight and Championship side Jersey Rugby have announced that Ulster’s Niall O’Connor will be on their books for … Continue reading FRU: O’Connor off to Jersey.
Ulster romped to a comfortable 31 – 5 bonus point win against the Dragons at Ravenhill last night to go back on top of the PRO12. A twenty minute burst either side of half time was enough to secure the game with Tommy Bowe, Stuart Olding, Darren Cave and Paul Marshall all crossing for tries … Continue reading PRO12: Ulster 31 Dragons 5
Problems of being on “gardening leave” is that you sometimes forget what day of the week it is or I wouldn’t have put that earlier team announcement up a few hours ahead of the official one! Doh! Anyway here’s the Ulster Rugby presser with the team as described earlier:- Ulster Head Coach, Mark Anscombe, has made seven … Continue reading PRO12: Teams up for Ulster v Dragons
Word has reached FRU headquarters that we’re likely to see a much changed side on Friday night with a few interesting selections according to our sources. It appears that Jared Payne is being rested, with Peter Nelson taking the full back berth, and that Ruan Pienaar will be playing at 10 with Paul Marshall at … Continue reading FRU: Changes expected for Friday night!
Ulster Head Coach, Mark Anscombe, has named an extended 25-man squad for Friday night’s game against Newport Gwent Dragons at Ravenhill (kick off 7.05pm). With just three matches remaining for Ulster in the RaboDirect PRO12, the fixture is vitally important as the Province bid for a place in the play-offs of the competition. Ireland winger, … Continue reading PRO12: Extended Squad for Dragons.
So much travelling these days that some of the main stories are passing me by so I thought I’d catch up, in the old FRU style, on what’s been happening in the wild and wacky world of Ulster Rugby! Big in Japan! Some of the Southern trash press, well the Irish Independent, appear to have been chosen by Cornerflag as … Continue reading FRU: Weekly Wrap!
Johann Muller, Nick Williams and Jared Payne have all recovered from injury and have been included in the Ulster squad for Friday night’s RaboDirect PRO12 game against Edinburgh at Murrayfield (Kick Off 7:30pm). Ulster Head Coach, Mark Anscombe, has also named Paddy Jackson and Paul Marshall who represented Ireland against Italy in the RBS 6 … Continue reading PRO12: Payne returns for Edinburgh clash!
Ulster Elite Performance Development Manager, Allen Clarke, has named his Ravens team to face Connacht Eagles in Galway tomorrow afternoon (Sportsground, 3pm kick off). Hooker, Niall Annett, will captain the side, with Kyle McCall and Ricky Lutton joining him in the front row. Former Leinster Academy player, Alan O’Connor, is partnered in the second row … Continue reading Ravens: Strong Ulster side named for Connacht Clash