Ulster’s Champions’ Cup dreams died a sorry death as they went down 22-13 to the Scarlets in Llanelli, effectively ending their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages.
A late intercept try from James Davies secured the win for the Welsh side, who scored the rest of their points through the boot of Rhys Priestland and led 12-0 at half-time.
Ulster fought back bravely in the second half despite the wet and windy conditions and a try from Darren Cave along with two penalties from Ruan...
Well, we tried, we’re committed, and we paid the price.
Fair play to Neil Doak for motivating the players to get the five points – it certainly would have been easy for him to take the view that we stood no chance of qualifying from this pool and send our U12s. And his commitment was rewarded with one of our better performances of the season (undoubtedly aided by a certain Mr. Pienaar) and four tries to boot. Four tries that keeps our European dream alive, albeit for another week.
Ulster centre Darren Cave has signed a new three-year contract with the province which will see him stay at the Kingspan Stadium until 2018.
The contract is a joint contract with the IRFU, and Cave is the second player to commit his future to Ulster under new team manager Bryn Cunningham following the announcement of Tommy Bowe’s new deal in November.
Cave, 27, made his debut for Ulster in 2007 against the Border Reivers and has gone on to make 144 appearances for the Belfast club in the...
Ulster powered their way back into Champions’ Cup contention with an impressive 24-9 bonus point victory over the Scarlets at the Kingspan Stadium on Saturday night.
Tries from man of the match Darren Cave, the returning Ruan Pienaar, Tommy Bowe and Rory Best capped off a fine performance from the Ulstermen who move back into contention in a competitive Pool Three.
Three penalties from Rhys Priestland were all that the Scarlets could manage in reply, and in the end it was a thoroughly...
To try or not to try, that is the question.
The defeats to Leicester and Toulon seem a lifetime ago and with tails between our legs and a dejected look on our faces we slunk away from our opening two Champions’ Cup games with just a solitary point to our names – and a lucky point at that when you consider our opening half at Welford Road. And now it leaves us facing something of a dilemma coming into what should be two exciting back-to-back games with the Scarlets.
As many advocate, there...
Ulster suffered only their second defeat of this season’s Guinness Pro12 campaign after losing 21-20 to interprovincial rivals Munster in a fantastic derby game at Thomond Park.
Despite going 12-0 up after twenty minutes, the visitors could only watch as their hosts seized the momentum and scored 21 unanswered points through tries from Robin Copeland and Duncan Williams.
Ian Keatley surpassed 1,000 points in the Pro12, the third player to achieve this feat, and went on to score 11 points...