Ulster finished their preparations for the new season with an impressive 29-19 victory over the Northampton Saints in their final preseason friendly at the Kingspan Stadium.
New boy Charles Piutau proved to be everything that he was billed to be, setting up two tries, scoring one and winning the man of the match accolade in his first home appearance.
It started out in not such a positive fashion as another new man, Rodney Ah You, saw yellow for a dangerous tackle on Saints fullback Ben Foden,...
Ulster A won a pulsating pre-season friendly against Canada A at the Kingspan Stadium, triumphing 48-38.
Ulster started the stronger and, despite not crossing with their first attack, openside flanker Conall Boomer showed some strong back row work in winning a penalty, which fly half McPhillips converted.
Even though the hosts were the stronger team in the early exchanges, the Canadians notched the first try of the game when lock Conor Keys smashed over from close range after an initial surge...
Alright folks, welcome back for another year of pain and agony!
For those who know me, you will understand that I have found myself suddenly very busy since the end of last season! But not to fear, my usual match previews and reports shall continue as the season gets underway.
But, since we are at home for our final two pre-season friendlies, and those friendlies are both on the same day, here are the teams that will take to the pitch, as well as the times you can see them.
As always, all...
Ulster have announced that winger Andrew Trimble and hooker Rob Herring will be joint captains of the province for the 2016/17 season.
The two players will share the captaincy throughout the season in the Guinness PRO12 and the European Rugby Champions' Cup.
The duo replace Ireland captain Rory Best as club captain.
Trimble brings experience to the role having recently become Ulster's most capped player with 206 appearances, while Herring captained the side last season when Best was away on...
Ulster’s fixture list for the 2016/17 Guinness PRO12 season has been released with Les Kiss’ side starting their campaign at home to the Newport-Gwent Dragons.
Ulster will welcome the Dragons to the Kingspan Stadium on Friday 2nd September at 7:35pm.
This will be followed by a visit to Treviso (Sat 10th), a home tie against the Scarlets (Fri 16th) and then a trip to Scotstoun to face the Glasgow Warriors (Fri 23rd) to round off a very difficult opening month.
As a new addition to the...
Ulster Rugby have revealed that prop Kyle McCall has signed a contract extension with the province, keeping him at the Kingspan Stadium until 2019.
The loosehead, who was named the BT Young Player of the Year at the Ulster Awards Dinner, has had a superb season in which he started five of Ulster’s six Champions’ Cup games and scored his first senior try against Oyonnax in January.
McCall, 24, made his senior debut in March 2013 at the RDS against Leinster and made three more appearances...