Ulster marked Andrew Trimble’s 190th appearance for the province in style, running in seven tries in a 48-7 rout of a hapless Benetton Treviso outfit at the Kingspan Stadium, moving up to third in the table in the process.
Craig Gilroy crossed twice for the hosts, while Dan Tuohy, Sean Reidy, Paul Marshall, Peter Browne and Lewis Stevenson all notched a try each, with Stuart McCloskey and Peter Nelson adding 13 points between them from the tee.
Sam Christie scored a try just after half-time...
Who needs the Rugby World Cup when you’ve got the Guinness PRO12?
Okay, okay, maybe the Rugby World Cup does have a considerably higher appeal than our little league, but it’s still great to be heading back to the Kingspan Stadium again (albeit at the earlier time of 6:05pm) for the return of domestic action after three weeks of wandering in the barren land of the domestic desert.
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Ulster paid the price for errant kicking and too many errors as they suffered a 22-12 defeat at the hands of the Scarlets in Llanelli.
Despite having three players sent to the sin-bin, a last minute penalty from replacement fly-half Aled Thomas denied Ulster the losing bonus point and sealed the victory for the Welsh side.
A Hadleigh Parkes try and five Dan Jones penalties had kept Wayne Pivac’s ahead of their opponents who managed two scores from Rory Scholes and a penalty try.
It was the...
Last week was certainly a very pleasant surprise for us!
Our performance was one of the best opening match performances we’ve seen from an Ulster team in many years and if that is an indicator of what is to come this season then perhaps this year might be better than some on here have been forecasting. It was the perfect way to start the season and we need to build on that.
In recent seasons the Scarlets have been the side on the outside looking in, but they made big strides last season and...
Ulster got their 2015/16 Guinness Pro12 campaign off to the perfect start with a comfortable 28-6 bonus point victory over the Ospreys at the Kingspan Stadium.
An astounding solo try from man-of-the-match Stuart McCloskey set Ulster up for the win, with Rob Herring, Wiehahn Herbst and Luke Marshall also crossing for the Irish province, while two Sam Davies penalties were scant consolation for the Ospreys.
The hosts needed just five minutes to break the deadlock as Nick Williams sucked in two...
It’s been a long time since we were preparing for a competitive match and, personally, it’s great to be back!
So what to catch up on? Burt Bakarat (real name Joe Barakat) has arrived with some fresh ideas to bring to the team, a raft of squad-fillers arrived to bolster our ranks during the World Cup, and Angry Andy Trimble has been made just that little bit angrier by being excluded from Joe Schmidt’s World Cup squad.
We’ve got two pre-season friendlies under our belt now and this is...