Ulster returned to the top of the Guinness PRO12 with a close 13-10 victory over the Glasgow Warriors at the Kingspan Stadium.
The scoreline belies the fact that the home side were by far the better team and dominated possession and territory, however their wastefulness in the opposition 22 cost them dearly and allowed their visitors a losing bonus point from the encounter.
Glasgow led at half-time through an early Lee Jones try while all the home side could muster was a penalty from...
What was it Al Jolson sang? “I’m sittin’ on top of the world!”
Apologies if you had to Google who Al Jolson is, but for the first time since the opening day of the season we sit atop of the pile inviting the rest of the league to come and get us, and it is pretty good feeling even if we got there by the skin of our teeth courtesy of Paddy Jackson’s late late penalty against the Dragons last week, made equally ironic in that we didn’t even think we’d have him available for the...
Ulster Rugby have confirmed the signing of Springbok international back rower Marcell Coetzee on a three-year deal from the start of the 2016/17 season.
The story was broken by the Newsletter yesterday with Coetzee being lined up as the replacement for outgoing number eight Nick Williams who is joining the Cardiff Blues next season.
Coetzee, 24, has made 28 appearances for the Springboks since making his debut against England in June 2012 and has scored six tries for his country.
He was likely...
Paddy Jackson’s late penalty spared Ulster’s blushes and sent them top of the Guinness PRO12 table as they scraped past the Newport-Gwent Dragons at the Kingspan Stadium, winning 17-15.
Jackson, one of three players released from international duty to play, came on at half-time and landed a conversion and the penalty three minutes from time that rescued the four points for Ulster.
The Dragons had led for most of the game through tries from Adam Hughes and Carl Meyer, while Ulster responded...
Ulster have announced that centre Sammy Arnold will leave the province at the end of the season and join fellow Irish province Munster on a two year deal.
The 19-year old made his debut last season against the Newport-Gwent Dragons in March 2015 and since then has made 11 appearances for Ulster, the last of which was away to Oyonnax last month.
The centre, who can also cover wing, was a product of the Irish Exiles having been born in England, and he represented Ireland at U20 level.
Kan this week get any more exciting?
First came the news that we would be signing Ryan Kankowski as Nick Williams’ replacement, then came KOTH’s doubts, then came the expected news that Louis Ludik will be staying on with us as a “special project player” and then finally, as if that wasn’t enough, it emerged that the Kankowski siging wasn’t happening all along!
And after all that we still have a match tomorrow night against the Newport-Gwent Dragons – our rescheduled game...