Ulster held on for an incredibly exciting interprovincial derby win over Connacht at the Sportsground, triumphing 27-20 and emerging with a try bonus point for their efforts.
The game was thrilling and went right to the wire, but the visitors were eventually victorious and keep the pressure on Pro12 leaders Glasgow with this five pointer.
All in all Ulster ran in five tries with winger Tommy Bowe getting a brace, while Louis Ludik, Craig Gilroy and Rory Best notched one each, while scrum-half...
We may not have played last week, but there sure was a lot of excitement around Belfast.
Hands up who saw Piutau coming. OK, maybe kingofthehill might have seen it coming as he always seems to know what’s going on around Ulster, but I’m fairly certain that 99% of the posters on here had no idea that we had pulled off such an incredible signing – myself very much included. We have just stolen one of the best full-backs in the world from the All Blacks and we will have his services for...
Ulster kept the pressure on league leaders Glasgow Warriors with a 36-17 bonus point triumph over the Cardiff Blues at the Kingspan Stadium on Friday night.
Early tries from Craig Gilroy and Louis Ludik set the Ulstermen on their way before Ludik’s late second and a Paul Marshall score at the death secured all five points.
The hosts welcomed back Paddy Jackson and Chris Henry from injury, however another returnee Stuart Olding was stretchered off after just four minutes with a leg injury.
Ulster v Wales Part III, coming to stadiums in Belfast this Friday…
Well, that’s what it feels like considering this is our third consecutive game against Welsh opposition, despite them being several weeks apart. And what a few weeks it has been too as we watched Ireland sneak a Six Nations retention on what was a thrilling day of rugby last Saturday – and what could be more pleasing than not only seeing Ireland win but also seeing England throw it away at the last minute?
Ulster missed the chance to go second in the Guinness Pro12 after losing 26-22 to the Newport-Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade on Sunday afternoon.
It also marks a clean sweep for the Welsh regions over the Irish provinces this weekend with tries from Rhys Buckley, Jonathan Evans and Carl Meyer securing the four points for the Dragons, with Tom Prydie and Dorian Jones providing 11 points between them.
Ulster were particularly lacklustre on the day and were lucky to leave with a bonus point from...
And so our luck continues!
Or maybe you could make the case that it hasn’t – did we get a good comeback win or did we spurn a bonus point? Two sides to a coin that was flipped last Friday night, and although we seemingly had the Scarlets where we wanted them with twenty minutes to go, we couldn’t deliver the killer blow that would have taken us top of the Guinness Pro12 heading into this weekend.
No, instead we are third and, although we are level with Glasgow in second and only one...