Andrew Trimble scored a hat-trick of tries in a man-of-the-match performance as Ulster dismantled interprovincial rivals Connacht at Ravenhill, grabbing eight tries in a 58-12 win.
Ulster’s other tries all came from backs as Tommy Bowe, Luke Marshall, Craig Gilroy and a Paul Marshall brace completed the rout for the Ulstermen.
Connacht’s points came from two tries from Dave McSharry and Darragh Leader, but they were resoundingly beaten by an Ulster side determined to get back on the...
We could analyse last week’s ‘incident’ until the rest of the season – it’s over and done with, we’ve got a game to play tomorrow night.
Saturday was unlucky, and I will admit I was close to shedding a tear at the final whistle. Having to be professional in my match report, I will now freely say that I (and I imagine the majority of others) could not be any prouder at the 110% effort that the boys put in all night. You don’t talk about moral victories in the Heineken Cup very...
On a night that promised so much, Ulster could not provide the result as they fell to a 15-17 defeat against Saracens at a new-look Ravenhill in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals.
The game was overshadowed by a controversial red card to Jared Payne in the fourth minute after he took out Alex Goode in the air, and this made Ulster’s night very difficult.
Three Ruan Pienaar penalties and two from Paddy Jackson were not enough to see off Saracens’ tries which came from Chris Ashton who got two...
We have waited three months for this day.
The incredible effort in Montpellier to deny them even a losing bonus point, the double thrashing of Treviso conceding just three points over the two games and that unforgettable, historic victory at Welford Road in January have all led to this. We all knew as soon as the final whistle blew in Leicester who we would face this weekend and as soon as we heard the name, I think every single Ulsterman and woman had the same unanimous thought.
Ulster succumbed to their first defeat of 2014, going down 28-23 to the Cardiff Blues at the Cardiff Arms Park, a result which seriously dents their prospects of a home semi-final in the Pro12.
The performance also left a lot to be desired for Ulster coach Mark Anscombe who will be very worried going into next week’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against Saracens off the back of this performance.
It all started superbly for Ulster when after just two minutes Darren Cave held off Cardiff...
Ulster Rugby have announced the signing of Sharks tighthead prop Wiehahn Herbst for next season on a three-year deal.
25-year old Herbst will arrive at the end of the Natal Sharks’ Vodacom Cup campaign and will replace John Afoa in the Ulster squad.
It is likely that Herbst will come as a project with a view to becoming Irish qualified in 2017 with Jared Payne able to play for Ireland in September.
Herbst has made his debut for the Sharks in 2009 and has played 37 Super Rugby matches for the...