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Ulster coaching role confirmed: Dan Soper takes up skills position

Dan Soper will join Ulster Rugby's coaching team next season in the position of Skills coach.
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WATCH: Rob Herring's statement on behalf of Ulster players following the IRFU review decision

Senior Ulster player Rob Herring has said the group has to move on following the decision by the IRFU to revoke the contracts of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

Ballyclare with the Towns' Cup

RUGBY: Ballyclare lift Towns' Cup with win over Portadown


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Jacob Stockdale - Six Nations player of the championship 2018

SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Jacob Stockdale named Nat West player of the 2018 Championship

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has reflected on "a truly memorable few weeks" after being named NatWest 6 Nations player of the championship.

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Ireland international Jacob Stockdale and Iain Henderson will start for Ulster against Cardiff Blues

Ireland stars back for Ulster: Jacob Stockdale and Iain Henderson to face Cardiff Blues

Two of Ireland's three Grand Slam heroes will return to the Ulster side for Saturday's crunch Guinness PRO14 game against Cardiff Blues in Wales.

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WATCH: Irish Grand Slam heroes available for Ulster, but will they face Cardiff Blues?

Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes confirmed on Tuesday that Ireland Grand Slam heroes Rory Best, Iain Henderson and Jacob Stockdale would be available for Ulster in the Guinness PRO14 game at Cardiff Blues on Saturday.

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WATCH: Jono Gibbes on Rory Best and Iain Henderson committing to Ulster

British Lion duo Rory Best and Iain Henderson confirmed contract extensions on Tuesday.

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RUGBY: Rory Best and Iain Henderson agree contract extensions

British Lions duo Rory Best and Iain Henderson have agreed new contract extensions with Irish Rugby.

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WATCH: Jacob Stockdale looks ahead to Ireland final showdown with England in the Six Nations championship

Nine years ago Jacob Stockdale was a 12-year-old boy dreaming of playing rugby for Ulster and Ireland.
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Jacob Stockdale scores the first of two tries against Scotland

IRELAND 28 SCOTLAND 8: Jacob Stockdale brace helps Ireland to win over Scotland in Dublin

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SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Boost for Ireland as Lions duo passed fit for Scottish clash

Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong have been passed fit for Ireland’s pivotal NatWest 6 Nations clash with Scotland in Dublin on Saturday.

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Garry Ringrose

SIX NATIONS: Ireland’s Garry Ringrose will cause ‘havoc’ insists Keith Earls

Garry Ringrose is ready to transfer his attacking “havoc” from the training field to Ireland’s NatWest 6 Nations Grand Slam bid, according to Keith Earls.

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Iain Henderson

SIX NATIONS: Ireland’s Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong expected to be fit to face Scots

Ireland expect Tadhg Furlong and Iain Henderson to prove their fitness in time to face Scotland in Saturday’s NatWest 6 Nations clash in Dublin.

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RiverRock Ulster Towns Cup Semi-Finalists Owen O'Hagan representing City of Armagh RFC and Grant Bartley representing Ballyclare RFC, Graffin Parke the IRFU Ulster Branch President, Gary Hall representing Portadown RFC and Stuart Cheshire representing Carrickfergus RFC pictured at the draw which took place at Kingspan Stadium. Photo - John Dickson

RUGBY: Semi-final draw for River Rock Towns’ Cup is revealed

Ballyclare got the draw no one wanted in Monday’s River Rock Towns’ Cup semi-finals - away to favourites City of Armagh II.

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Jono Gibbes

RUGBY: Jono Gibbes vows to leave Ulster on good footing

Head coach Jono Gibbes will do his best with the coaching staff to see Ulster secure a European Champions Cup place next season and a Guinness PRO14 play-off spot before he leaves.

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Guinness PRO14, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast 1/9/2017'Ulster vs Toyota Cheetahs 'Ulster head coach Jono Gibbs'Mandatory Credit �INPHO/Darren Kidd

RUGBY: Ulster operations director feels club have almost hit rock-bottom

‘Almost at rock-bottom’ was the phrase Ulster operations manager, Bryn Cunningham used to describe the latest bombshell to drop on Kingspan Stadium.

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Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes

RUGBY: Head coach Jono Gibbes to leave Ulster at end of season

Head Coach Jono Gibbes will leave Ulster Rugby at the end of the season to return to New Zealand.

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Jacob Stockdale crosses for the opening try in the Ireland v Wales game in Dublin

SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Ireland survive Welsh scare to keep Six Nations Grand Slam on track

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Action from Ballyclare's win over Instonians

WATCH: Ballyclare RFC gain upper hand against Instonians as title race looks set to go to wire

The race to be crowned Ulster junior champions  is set to go to the wire after Ballyclare defeated Kukri Ulster Championship One leaders Instonains at the East Antrim venue.
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