Ulster walked away from the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park with a comfortable 26-9 victory over the Cardiff Blues tonight to give them their first away win of their 2014/15 Guinness Pro12 campaign.
Paddy Jackson and Rhys Patchell traded three penalties in the first half before Jackson landed a further effort just before the break and then Dan Tuohy and substitute Ian Humphreys wrapped up the win with a try each.
It was a closely fought battle for most of the match, and even though they still...
I assume I am not alone in sitting down on a Thursday night and watching Rugby Club on Sky Sports, a programme which has become a lot more interesting now that the majority of it is dedicated to previewing and reviewing the Pro12.
If so then you will probably have watched in shared amazement as the majority of Sky’s pundits predicted that our opponents tomorrow night will comfortably finish in the top four of the Pro12, with some going as far as to put them as top seeds. No disrespect to...
Ulster opened their 2014-15 home campaign with a dominant five-try bonus point win over Italian side Zebre at the Kingspan Stadium on Friday night.
The 33-13 scoreline reflected the home team’s dominance on the game with tries from Nick Williams, Craig Gilroy, Robbie Diack, Andrew Trimble and Dan Tuohy giving them their second bonus point in as many weeks.
In fairness to the visitors, although they leave Belfast with no points to their name, they put up a good fight with a try from back row...
With the rather abrupt news yesterday that Les Kiss may be leaving us in October rather than next May as we all thought, we head into our second Pro12 game against Zebre.
As much as you may want me to focus on Kiss and all the rumours surrounding his apparent premature departure, there is no point in focussing on what is currently a maybe and instead focus on our present rugby situation which is something of a conundrum that even the greatest Countdown contestants would have trouble with...
Ulster and the Scarlets played out an enthralling 32-32 draw to begin their respective Guinness Pro12 campaigns at the Parc y Scarlets, with both sides gaining a bonus point for four tries.
Harry Robinson, Rory Pitman and a Gareth Davies brace gave the Scarlets their three points, but Franco van der Merwe, Dan Tuohy, Louis Ludik and Andrew Trimble responded for the Ulstermen while Rhys Priestland and Ian Humphreys shared two penalties and two conversions each.
Winger Robinson started the game...
So pre-season is over and now we get down to the real action!
Much like last year we face a difficult trip to Wales to begin our Pro12 campaign, only this time we swap Rodney Parade for the more modern Parc y Scarlets, and the Newport-Gwent Dragons for the Scarlets. No less of a tricky start considering that the Scarlets will be one of the sides pushing to break into the top four this season, and as per usual we are deprived of most of our international stars by the IRFU.
This will be the...