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# suftum - Monday 15 January, 2018

'We've to make sure this is not another false dawn': Best urges Ulster to back up big performance
# Consistency Is Key
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# Consistency Is Key

'We've to make sure this is not another false dawn': Best urges Ulster to back up big performance

Jan 15th 2018, 4:22 AM 3,831 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland captain had to wait a long time to taste victory for Ulster, and he’s intent on repeating the feat on Sunday.

# suftum - Sunday 14 January, 2018

'When you're under pressure, who stands up and who doesn't fold?': Kiss hails lasting Lealiifano impact
# Unbreakable
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# Unbreakable

'When you're under pressure, who stands up and who doesn't fold?': Kiss hails lasting Lealiifano impact

Jan 14th 2018, 12:44 AM 7,441 Views 4 Comments

The Australian playmaker, “a warrior through and through”, bade farewell to Belfast ahead of his return to the Brumbies later this month.

# suftum - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Brilliant Best leads ferocious Ulster to victory over La Rochelle
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Brilliant Best leads ferocious Ulster to victory over La Rochelle

Jan 13th 2018, 3:05 PM 23,513 Views 16 Comments

Pool 1 is now topped by Ulster after a three-try win over the powerhouse French outift.

# suftum - Friday 12 January, 2018

Henderson at lock as Ulster grit their teeth for make-or-break clash with La Rochelle
# Starting XV
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# Starting XV

Henderson at lock as Ulster grit their teeth for make-or-break clash with La Rochelle

Jan 12th 2018, 12:13 PM 5,537 Views 20 Comments

Wiehahn Herbst was a late withdrawal from the squad, so Ross Kane has been drafted in from A duty to take a place among the replacements.

'You don’t play to run up and down hills': Rory Best chasing long overdue taste of victory in Ulster jersey
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# Suftum

'You don’t play to run up and down hills': Rory Best chasing long overdue taste of victory in Ulster jersey

Jan 12th 2018, 9:00 AM 4,117 Views 5 Comments

The Ireland captain has won many more Tests than provincial ties in the past year.

# suftum - Monday 1 January, 2018

A game of two halves! Four-try Ulster produce massive comeback to topple 14-man Munster
# 17 DOWN BUT NOT OUT
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# 17 DOWN BUT NOT OUT

A game of two halves! Four-try Ulster produce massive comeback to topple 14-man Munster

Jan 1st 2018, 7:58 PM 29,414 Views 85 Comments

17-0 down at half-time, it was a huge result for Ulster in the Pro14 at Kingspan Stadium.

# suftum - Friday 22 December, 2017

Stockdale at fullback with fellow former U20 star McPhillips primed for Ulster debut
# Pro14
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# Pro14

Stockdale at fullback with fellow former U20 star McPhillips primed for Ulster debut

Dec 22nd 2017, 1:07 PM 8,895 Views 22 Comments

Meanwhile, Darren Cave will win his 200th cap for his province on John Cooney’s return to Galway.

# suftum - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Ulster make two changes while England quartet drop out for Harlequins
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Ulster make two changes while England quartet drop out for Harlequins

Dec 14th 2017, 12:37 PM 8,791 Views 11 Comments

The northern province will be aiming to make it back-to-back wins over Quins in the Champions Cup.

# suftum - Friday 1 December, 2017

Lealiifano scores dramatic late try, but misses conversion, as Ulster and Dragons play out tumultuous draw
# Frenetic Finish
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# Frenetic Finish

Lealiifano scores dramatic late try, but misses conversion, as Ulster and Dragons play out tumultuous draw

Dec 1st 2017, 9:42 PM 19,889 Views 20 Comments

Ulster had led Bernard Jackman’s men by 12 points before Gavin Henson inspired the Dragons comeback.

# suftum - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Van der Merwe set for first Ulster start as McCloskey returns for date with Dragons
# Team-Sheet
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# Team-Sheet

Van der Merwe set for first Ulster start as McCloskey returns for date with Dragons

Nov 30th 2017, 12:18 PM 4,559 Views 16 Comments

Rory Best will take a place on the bench alongside the returning Chris Henry.

Far from Sevens heaven as Timoney digs in for Ulster
# Northern Exposure
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# Northern Exposure

Far from Sevens heaven as Timoney digs in for Ulster

Nov 30th 2017, 6:00 AM 5,116 Views 2 Comments

Injuries in Les Kiss’ pack have fast-tracked the Dubliner to the extent that he was the senior man in the back row last weekend.

# suftum - Friday 24 November, 2017

'Would I be as passionate about another club?' Marshall poised to join Ulster's 200 club
# Suftum
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# Suftum

'Would I be as passionate about another club?' Marshall poised to join Ulster's 200 club

Nov 24th 2017, 7:32 AM 5,782 Views 2 Comments

‘Any time there’s been an opportunity to look away I was still on the edge of the Irish set-up and I didn’t want to go away and miss out on that.’

# suftum - Friday 3 November, 2017

Ulster hope to get back on track and make the most of trip to sunny South Africa
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Ulster hope to get back on track and make the most of trip to sunny South Africa

Nov 3rd 2017, 10:06 AM 3,110 Views 13 Comments

‘That’s our challenge — to make sure we turn up and respect the 80 minutes with our best effort.’

# suftum - Monday 30 October, 2017

'The dressing room, it was deadly silent': Ulster disperse into November with plenty to chew on
# Broken Down
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# Broken Down

'The dressing room, it was deadly silent': Ulster disperse into November with plenty to chew on

Oct 30th 2017, 7:05 AM 7,504 Views 16 Comments

Rory Best was left analysing Ulster’s breakdown shortcomings rather than celebrating his 200th provincial cap.

# suftum - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

No denying Stockdale's form, but details key if he's to break into Schmidt's November plan, says Rory Best
# Jacob's Ladder
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# Jacob's Ladder

No denying Stockdale's form, but details key if he's to break into Schmidt's November plan, says Rory Best

Oct 25th 2017, 8:27 AM 7,666 Views 15 Comments

The Ulster and Ireland captain doesn’t feel Ireland has a deep enough talent pool to simply toss Simon Zebo aside.

# suftum - Friday 20 October, 2017

Best and Stockdale on the bench for Ulster's tough trip to La Rochelle
# The Cavalry
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# The Cavalry

Best and Stockdale on the bench for Ulster's tough trip to La Rochelle

Oct 20th 2017, 1:05 PM 7,395 Views 15 Comments

Les Kiss has kept some of his big talents in reserve for Sunday’s meeting with a very heavy-duty La Rochelle side.

# suftum - Friday 13 October, 2017

'It's a massive victory': Kiss delighted with Ulster's character
# Suftum
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# Suftum

'It's a massive victory': Kiss delighted with Ulster's character

Oct 13th 2017, 11:22 PM 6,015 Views 3 Comments

Second-half tries from Stockdale and McCloskey ensured the hosts got off to a winning start.

# suftum - Friday 6 October, 2017

'He's got the uncanny ability to beat a tackler': Kiss hails match-winner Stockdale
# Gamebreaker
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# Gamebreaker

'He's got the uncanny ability to beat a tackler': Kiss hails match-winner Stockdale

Oct 6th 2017, 11:01 PM 7,826 Views 6 Comments

However, the Ulster director of rugby also insists there is plenty for room for improvement with his young star.

Piutau and Stockdale put the gloss on scrappy inter-pro win for Ulster
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Piutau and Stockdale put the gloss on scrappy inter-pro win for Ulster

Oct 6th 2017, 9:33 PM 8,744 Views 77 Comments

The 21-year-old Ireland international’s try finally tilted the contest Ulster’s way.

# suftum - Thursday 5 October, 2017

McCloskey returns for Connacht clash as Ulster aim to bounce back from Zebre humbling
# Team-Sheet
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# Team-Sheet

McCloskey returns for Connacht clash as Ulster aim to bounce back from Zebre humbling

Oct 5th 2017, 12:20 PM 5,176 Views 30 Comments

Chris Henry, Kieran Treadwell and Jacob Stockdale are also in harness for the season’s first inter-pro.

Yet another blow for Coetzee and Ulster as back row returns to South Africa to consult with knee surgeon
# Recurring Nightmare
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# Recurring Nightmare

Yet another blow for Coetzee and Ulster as back row returns to South Africa to consult with knee surgeon

Oct 5th 2017, 9:59 AM 4,981 Views 29 Comments

The luckless Springbok has managed just five games since moving to Ulster.

# suftum - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

October brings fresh start for Ulster but focus set on derby clash rather than Europe
# Suftum
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# Suftum

October brings fresh start for Ulster but focus set on derby clash rather than Europe

Oct 4th 2017, 7:49 AM 2,780 Views 5 Comments

Jono Gibbes’ side face Connacht on Friday night.

# suftum - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Ulster's winning start to the season unravels against Bradley's bold Zebre
# Bravo Brads
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# Bravo Brads

Ulster's winning start to the season unravels against Bradley's bold Zebre

Sep 30th 2017, 4:46 PM 11,680 Views 24 Comments

A late intercept try sealed the northern province’s fate, but the writing was on the wall long before that.

# suftum - Friday 29 September, 2017

Just the 12 changes as Ulster name strong side for Zebre trip
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Just the 12 changes as Ulster name strong side for Zebre trip

Sep 29th 2017, 12:50 PM 4,876 Views 9 Comments

Andrew Trimble set to equal Roger Wilson’s appearances record.

# suftum - Friday 22 September, 2017

Ulster score eight tries on way to victory over Bernard Jackman's Dragons
# Dragonslayers
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# Dragonslayers

Ulster score eight tries on way to victory over Bernard Jackman's Dragons

Sep 22nd 2017, 10:04 PM 7,701 Views 11 Comments

Nick Timoney was man-of-the-match with two tries to his name.

# suftum - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Henderson back for impact role as Timoney earns first Ulster start
# Pro14
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# Pro14

Henderson back for impact role as Timoney earns first Ulster start

Sep 21st 2017, 12:27 PM 5,380 Views 13 Comments

Les Kiss and Bernard Jackman have both made a raft of changes to winning teams.

# suftum - Saturday 16 September, 2017

'They stood up with Nev out there and delivered. It was emotional'
# Reaction
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# Reaction

'They stood up with Nev out there and delivered. It was emotional'

Sep 16th 2017, 9:22 AM 7,941 Views 9 Comments

Driven by the memory of the late Nevin Spence, Les Kiss’ Ulster pulled off a stunning victory last night.

# suftum - Friday 15 September, 2017

Late Andrew try seals stunning victory for Ulster over champions Scarlets
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Late Andrew try seals stunning victory for Ulster over champions Scarlets

Sep 15th 2017, 9:40 PM 9,995 Views 29 Comments

With the sides level after 77 minutes, the replacement hooker crossed after brilliant work from Bowe and Marshall.

# suftum - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'We have to be of a strong mentality to nail those moments': Resilience is crucial for Ulster
# SUFTUM AND FIGHT
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# SUFTUM AND FIGHT

'We have to be of a strong mentality to nail those moments': Resilience is crucial for Ulster

Aug 29th 2017, 11:58 AM 3,393 Views 4 Comments

‘How do you get to a point where you are better than the distractions or the hits that come from the side?’

# suftum - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Marcell Coetzee set for Ulster return as Cooney and Deysel start after inter-pro switch
# WARM-UP For The Ulstermen
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# WARM-UP For The Ulstermen

Marcell Coetzee set for Ulster return as Cooney and Deysel start after inter-pro switch

Aug 24th 2017, 3:13 PM 5,952 Views 5 Comments

The northern province take on Northampton in their final pre-season match tomorrow night.

Jono Gibbes instills 'fear factor' in Ulster squad but fun key for Henderson's game
# Liquid Lions
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# Liquid Lions

Jono Gibbes instills 'fear factor' in Ulster squad but fun key for Henderson's game

Aug 24th 2017, 7:46 AM 5,148 Views 10 Comments

After ‘an eventful’ summer with no shortage of socialising in and out of rugby circles, Ulster’s powerhouse lock intends to play with a smile on his face.

# suftum - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Ulster chief Logan expecting to recruit out-half 'sooner rather than later'
# Pro14
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# Pro14

Ulster chief Logan expecting to recruit out-half 'sooner rather than later'

Aug 1st 2017, 4:35 PM 8,249 Views 0 Comments

Logan also revealed that the northern province will play 11 home matches and 10 away in the season ahead.

# suftum - Friday 28 July, 2017

Ireland U20 forwards Jones and Regan make switch from Leinster to join Ulster academy
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Ireland U20 forwards Jones and Regan make switch from Leinster to join Ulster academy

Jul 28th 2017, 1:04 PM 12,424 Views 14 Comments

The second and back row represented Leinster through age grades and up to ‘A’ level.

# suftum - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

'I wasn't allowed to stay with Ulster any longer': Montpellier confirm three-year contract for Ruan Pienaar
# Au Ru-voir
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# Au Ru-voir

'I wasn't allowed to stay with Ulster any longer': Montpellier confirm three-year contract for Ruan Pienaar

Jun 13th 2017, 1:46 PM 9,446 Views 15 Comments

Vern Cotter is assembling quite the crop of Galacticos in the south of France.

# suftum - Friday 5 May, 2017

'We haven't cracked it, we don't know what it is': Ulster ready to work their way out of a rut
# Searing Honesty
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# Searing Honesty

'We haven't cracked it, we don't know what it is': Ulster ready to work their way out of a rut

May 5th 2017, 7:15 AM 3,563 Views 8 Comments

‘We’re gonna work their b*****ks off’, says Les Kiss while other teams are preparing for the tail end of the season.

# suftum - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Ulster won't risk Best and Henderson against Leinster, Olding set for surgery and 12 weeks out
# Pro12
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# Pro12

Ulster won't risk Best and Henderson against Leinster, Olding set for surgery and 12 weeks out

May 4th 2017, 1:50 PM 4,430 Views 6 Comments

The hooker and lock have been nursing respective shoulder and elbow injuries in recent weeks.

# suftum - Friday 28 April, 2017

McCloskey starts as Ulster face make or break trip to Ospreys
# Suftum
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# Suftum

McCloskey starts as Ulster face make or break trip to Ospreys

Apr 28th 2017, 12:07 PM 5,165 Views 10 Comments

Chris Henry and Jared Payne remain injured as the northern province attempt to snatch the fourth play-off place out of Ospreys’ claws.

# suftum - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'This is last chance': Trimble intent on keeping Ulster's play-off hope alive in Thomond Park
# Suftum
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# Suftum

'This is last chance': Trimble intent on keeping Ulster's play-off hope alive in Thomond Park

Apr 12th 2017, 1:27 PM 3,152 Views 3 Comments

With Saracens posing a potential distraction for Munster, Trimble’s side can keep the pressure on Scarlets and Ospreys with a rare win in Limerick.

Belfast win a turning point in Munster season, says Kilcoyne as return inter-pro looms
# Sliding Doors
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# Sliding Doors

Belfast win a turning point in Munster season, says Kilcoyne as return inter-pro looms

Apr 12th 2017, 6:17 AM 5,297 Views 1 Comment

‘There is no point is saying that Saracens is not at the forefront of our minds,” admits the prop.

# suftum - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Best and Trimble back in harness to help Ulster's play-off push
# Pro12
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# Pro12

Best and Trimble back in harness to help Ulster's play-off push

Apr 6th 2017, 12:36 PM 5,824 Views 15 Comments

Ex-Leinster prospect Nick Timoney is in line to make his debut for the northern province when the Cardiff Blues visit.