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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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The new Ireland kit

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.
 (Picture by Brian Little/PressEye)

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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Stephen Hilditch.  INLT 29-660-CON

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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Ballyclare RFC head coach Mike McKeever with Ryan McIlwaine, Grant Bartley, Matthew Coulter. INLT 21-907-CON

RUGBY: Three new faces at Ballyclare RFC

Ballyclare Rugby Club coach Mike McKeever has moved swiftly to bolster his options for next season by bringing in a trio of new faces.

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Larne RFC U18 team at Carrick. INCT 18-203-AM

IN PICTURES: Guinness Carrick Rugby Sevens

The Guinness Carrick Sevens was held over the weekend with a smaller entry than usual in the men’s competitions but with the ladies’ events as strongly supported as ever.

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Ballyclare RFC P4 team. INNT 15-006-PSB

IN PICTURES: Ballyclare Festival of Mini Rugby

Photos from Ballyclare’s Festival of Mini Rugby which took place at The Cloughan on Saturday (April 16).

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Ophir's Neil 'Hammer' Gray.

Stop! Hammer time for Ophir in win over Service

Ophir first XV consolidated their position in Kukri Qualifying 3 with a bonus point 33-11 win over Civil Service.

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Action from Ballyclare RFC and Larne RFC. INNT 15-207-AM

RUGBY REVIEW: Ballyclare too strong for Larne in Hall Cup

Following hard-fought seasons in their respective leagues, Ballyclare and Larne locked horns in the Hall Cup at The Cloughan on Saturday.

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Thirds face off against Fourths
at the Cloughan

Thirds face off against Fourths at the Cloughan

Saturday saw an historic event at the Cloughan where Ballyclare’s 3rd XV and 4th XV played a league game against each other. Ulster Branch league reorganisation had seen the two sides end up together in Junior 5.

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Ballyclare qualify for All Ireland Junior Cup

Ballyclare will be chalking up the miles next season, having qualified for the prestigious All Ireland Junior Cup.

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RUGBY REVIEW: All-Ireland Cup place beckons for Ballyclare

With one fixture remaining, a place in the prestigious All-Ireland Junior Cup beckons for Ballyclare, but Portadown or Omagh could still spoil the party.

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