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RUGBY: Ulster confirm Jono Gibbes as new head coach from next season

Ulster have landed a major coup in attracting former All Black international Jono Gibbes to Kingspan Stadium as head coach ahead of the 2017-18 season.

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Bangor II defeated Randalstown to book their place in the last eight and continue the defence of the Towns' Cup, the team the club's firsts won last year

RUGBY: Ulster Towns’ Cup quarter-final draw

River Rock Towns’ Cup favoruites, Ballynahinch II will travel to Carrickfergus for the quarter-finals on Saturday, February 25.

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RBAI's Michael Lowry  in action with Ballyclares Jack lewis

SCHOOLS’ CUP RUGBY: Holders RBAI ease into quarter-finals with emphatic win over Ballyclare High

RBAI 54 Ballyclare High 0

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BRA's Jack Burton in action with Rainey's mark Mullholand

SCHOOLS’ CUP RUGBY: BRA ease past Rainey Endowed to quarter-finals


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Wallace's Jonny Hunter in action against Omagh Academy

SCHOOLS’ CUP RUGBY: Fourth Round results and quarter-final draws

Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup holders RBAI will face city rivals, Campbell College away in the quarter-finals.

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Rainey captain Adam Currie

SCHOOLS’ CUP: Home comforts for Rainey Endowed in fourth round tie with Belfast Royal Academy

Rainey Endowed are happy to wear the underdogs tag when they travel to Belfast Royal Academy on Saturday morning for a Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup fourth round tie (kick-off 10.45am)

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Action from game between Lurgan College and Ballyclare High

SCHOOLS’ CUP: Familiar faces do battle as Ballyclare High look up to upset holders RBAI

Ballyclare High will come up against a familiar face on Saturday morning when they meet Royal Belfast Academical Institution in a fourth round Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup tie (Osborne Park 11am).

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Richard Caldwell, Danske Bank Managing Director of Personal Banking, Stephen Black, Chairman of the Schools Committee and Ulster Rugby President John McKibbin make the drawn for the Danske Bank Schools' Cup fourth round

RUGBY: Draw made for Danske Bank Schools’ Cup fourth round

The top ranked teams in this year’s Danske Bank Schools’ Cup entered at the fourth round draw stage with two set to make their exit when the ties are staged on February 4.

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Anthony Foley. Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Ulster Rugby to install Kingpsan memorial to Anthony Foley

Ulster Rugby are set to unveil a memorial to Anthony Foley at the Kingspan Stadium.

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Banbridge coach Dan Soper.

AIL RUGBY: Queen’s gunning for derby day spoils at The Dub

Queen’s will be hoping to get their first victory of the season against Ulster rivals Banbridge in the big Division 2A Ulster derby at the Dub.

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RUGBY: New Ireland alternate kit unveiled

The new Ireland rugby alternate kit has been unveiled for the 2016/17 season.

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A light hearted behind-the-scenes video with Ulster Rugby stars

Dale Farm, official dairy supplier and sponsor to Ulster Rugby has released exclusive behind-the-scenes footage with some of the team’s star players. Pienaar, Bowe and Jackson feature in the short video which shines a light on the dairy sponsorship and the importance of Dale Farm Protein Milk – an integral part of the team’s ‘food first’ nutritional programme.

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RUGBY: Positive start for Rainey in win over Queen’


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RUGBY: Honours for Malone in city derby against Belfast Harlequins


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RUGBY: Ballynahinch take spoils against Dungannon


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Ulster Charles Piutau scores his debut try  against  Northampton Saints while tackled by Ben Foden  during a pre-season friendly at the Kingspan Stadium.
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ULSTER RUGBY: Piutua impresses as Northampton defeated at Kingspan

Ulster 29, Northampton Saints 19

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Ballyclare High School player Jack Lewis is pictured with Nicola McCleery, Head of Marketing at Danske Bank.

RUGBY: Ballyclare High pupil Jack Lewis named in Ulster Schools' squad

Ballyclare High School's Jack Lewis has been selected to represent the Danske Bank Ulster Schools' squad.

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Lewis Stevenson

RUGBY: Lewis Stevenson joins PRO12 champions Connacht

Former Ulster lock, Lewis Stevenson, has joined Guinness PRO12 champions Connacht.

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Former Belfast High School head elected to top post in Irish Rugby

A former headmaster of Belfast High School has been appointed President of the Irish Rugby Football Union– the highest office in Irish rugby.

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Ballyclare High in Schools' Cup action against Bangor Grammar earlier this year. INLT 23-930-CON

Ballyclare High School links up with Ulster Rugby

Ballyclare High is one of five schools selected to take part in a new Ulster Rugby partnership model aimed at building on existing engagement with schools throughout the Province, helping to identify up-and-coming talent and advance player development.

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