Ulster have announced that hooker Rob Herring has extended his contract by a further two years and will remain at the Kingspan Stadium until at least the summer of 2018.
The news comes a week after fellow hooker Rory Best agreed a two-year extension with the province and solidifies Ulster’s hooking partnership for the next few years.
Herring, 25, has played 79 times for Ulster since he made his debut against Glasgow Warriors back in August 2012 and has scored three tries for his province.
On a cold and windy Friday night in Dublin it was Leinster who edged a dour and low-scoring interprovincial affair against Ulster, winning 8-3 at the RDS in their Guinness PRO12 clash.
A try from a driving maul, accredited to hooker Sean Cronin, was the difference between the two teams as Jonathan Sexton and Paddy Jackson landed a penalty each in the game which only yielded eleven points.
In truth though it was obvious that the game was played by two teams low on confidence and low on ideas as...
Ulster and the IRFU have announced that hooker Rory Best has signed a new two year contract extension that will keep him at the Kingspan Stadium until at least the summer of 2018.
Best has made 172 appearances for his province since making his senior debut in November 2004 against Munster and has scored 16 tries, and was named Ulster captain at the start of last season.
The Banbridge man is also Ireland’s most-capped hooker with 89 caps at international level having made his Ireland debut in...
Last week is behind us, there has to be a focused effort on moving forward now.
We could languish in last week and what went wrong, but the easiest explanation is probably that Saracens were a cut above us and played the conditions far better than we did and deservedly head back to Barnet with the five points. As many have been saying, perhaps the Champions’ Cup is beyond us this season as it was last season, but perhaps we should also wait until after the Toulouse double-header before...
Ulster A slipped to their first defeat of their British & Irish Cup campaign as they were beaten 27-18 by Bedford Blues at Goldington Road.
Despite having a host of senior players return to the starting line-up, Alex Codling’s men could not pick up a vital away win that would put them in control of Pool 2 and instead return to Belfast with nothing.
Bedford raced into an early lead through a penalty from Jake Sharp and a try from full-back Piers O’Connor, but Ulster hit back courtesy of...
Ulster fell to their first home defeat for a year as they lost their opening Champions’ Cup match 27-9 to Aviva Premiership side Saracens and surrendered a try bonus point to their opponents as well.
Despite being down to fourteen men twice in the game, the visitors were by far the better team and battled back from 9-0 down early on through Chris Wyles, Alex Goode and Duncan Taylor tries with Billy Vunipola getting the bonus point try with the last play.
Ulster had raced into an early lead...