Ulster’s top four prospects were dealt a massive blow as they were beaten 27-9 at Scotstoun Stadium by fellow play-off chasers Glasgow Warriors.
Three first half penalties from Paddy Jackson were scant consolation for Ulster as they left Glasgow with nothing to show for their efforts, which were disappointingly sub-par.
Glasgow scored tries through backs Sean Maitland, Tommy Seymour and Mark Bennett, but they could not get what would be a vital bonus point in their push for a home semi-final...
This is it. This is the knockout stage of the Pro12.
I’m going to rewind all the way back to September and now point out how costly those two losses are to our season. Had we won both games we would be four points clear at the top of the table and guaranteed a place in the play-offs. In fact, we’d probably be odds on to finish first in the regular season for the second season running.
As it is, we now reach the end of April and head into May in second place, four points behind leaders...
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.