Ulster’s fixture list for the 2016/17 Guinness PRO12 season has been released with Les Kiss’ side starting their campaign at home to the Newport-Gwent Dragons.
Ulster will welcome the Dragons to the Kingspan Stadium on Friday 2nd September at 7:35pm.
This will be followed by a visit to Treviso (Sat 10th), a home tie against the Scarlets (Fri 16th) and then a trip to Scotstoun to face the Glasgow Warriors (Fri 23rd) to round off a very difficult opening month.
As a new addition to the...
Ulster Rugby have revealed that prop Kyle McCall has signed a contract extension with the province, keeping him at the Kingspan Stadium until 2019.
The loosehead, who was named the BT Young Player of the Year at the Ulster Awards Dinner, has had a superb season in which he started five of Ulster’s six Champions’ Cup games and scored his first senior try against Oyonnax in January.
McCall, 24, made his senior debut in March 2013 at the RDS against Leinster and made three more appearances...
Ulster Rugby have announced that Willie Anderson and Bryan Young will join the Hughes Insurance Academy as Elite Player Development Officer and Talent Development Officer respectively.
Anderson, a former Ulster and Ireland captain, will start his role in July 2016 and will operate as a forwards specialist for the Academy and in conjunction with the Ulster A team as well.
He won 27 caps for Ireland between 1984-1990, after which he started a coaching career which saw him spend spells with...
Ulster Rugby have announced that their Player of the Year Stuart McCloskey has signed a contract extension with the province that will keep him at Ulster until the summer of 2019.
The centre made his Ulster debut in February 2014 as a replacement against the Newport-Gwent Dragons in the Guinness PRO12 and has since gone on to make 42 appearances for his province, scoring eight tries.
This season saw McCloskey make 23 appearances at inside centre for Ulster, scoring four tries, as well as...
Ulster were not to be the first team to win an away semi-final in the Guinness PRO12 after they were handily beaten 30-18 by interprovincial rivals Leinster at the RDS Arena.
Despite the two teams going in only two points apart at half-time through tries from Isa Nacewa and Craig Gilroy, in the second half the hosts showed their knockout experience by striking two decisive blows.
Those blows came in the form of two tries from man-of-the-match Jamie Heaslip and Sean Cronin right after the break...
We’ve been in this situation before.
A trip to the RDS Arena for a knockout match? Yeah, that isn’t unfamiliar territory for us since we’ve done it several times before, especially in the past few years. Leinster have definitely been our bogey team when it comes to knockout matches – in past years they’ve denied us a Heineken Cup, a PRO12 title and two further shots at the PRO12 too. It becomes almost infuriating that we can’t be rid of them in knockout scenarios.
A win at the RDS...