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'We have all had to take responsibility' - Training standards key for inconsistent Ulster
Robert Baloucoune says the province’s players have responded to criticism from head coach Dan McFarland.
Last week
26th November 2023 - 9th December 2023
Steven Kitshoff makes Kingspan debut as Ulster face Edinburgh
Dan McFarland’s squad weakened by absence of Henderson, Marshall, Flannery and Herring.
Last month
November 2023
Ulster make late push to dominate closing stages against Munster
Introduction of Henderson and Herring adds heft to the Ulster pack as they secure win.
This year
'It was an awesome experience' - Ulster's Zimbabwean and others react to Breffni Park fixture
Dave Ewers becomes the first-ever to score a try in Breffni Park.
‘God opened a door for you and wants you to take it’ - South Africa and Ulster rugby links
When Ireland take the field on Saturday, few signs of the unique relationship between the Ulster province and South Africa will be on show.
'Maybe that leads to a bit of disgruntlement. You're always going to get that'
Ulster CEO Jonny Petrie backed Dan McFarland to drive the province on towards a trophy.
'The reality is that he's going to have to rebuild Ulster for the second time'
Ulster’s woes were discussed on The 42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.
'We gave everything we had but just not quite good enough' - McFarland
The Ulster head coach was proud of his side’s physical effort against Leinster.
Ulster come from behind to beat Bulls and secure home URC quarter-final
Tom Stewart’s hat-trick helped the northern province to a bonus-point win.
Ulster come from behind to beat Bulls and secure home URC quarter-final
Tom Stewart’s hat-trick helped the northern province to a bonus-point win.
Ulster's recent revival comes to shuddering halt as Glasgow snatch victory
They did stop the Scots claiming a bonus point, however, and collected one themselves after John Cooney’s late penalty.
Ulster include Stewart and Stockdale in team to face Glasgow
Academy back row Harry Sheridan also continues at blindside for Dan McFarland’s side.
Ulster show teeth to salvage European season (but Leinster likely to await in last 16)
Ulster trailed 11-8 before running out 22-11 winners against the Sale Sharks.
'I love my job' says Ulster's McFarland amid links to Leicester job
Meanwhile, Iain Henderson was injured just days before Ireland’s Six Nations squad is named.
'They won that game, I don't think we lost that game. I was 100% proud'
Ulster boss Dan McFarland believes his side should have had a penalty try against La Rochelle.
Heartbreak for Ulster as O'Gara's La Rochelle win with the clock in the red
Dan McFarland’s side nearly, nearly pulled off a big win against the reigning champions.
Last year
Ulster confirm signing of Springbok star Steven Kitshoff
The World Cup winner, who earned his 73rd South African cap against Ireland on Saturday, will head for Belfast next season.
The Ulster depth chart: Under-the-radar signings and Stockdale's return
Youngsters like Nathan Doak will be pushing for first-choice status this season.
Henderson hungry for Ulster to end 'incredibly frustrating' few years
The 30-year-old missed Ireland’s series success against New Zealand due to injury.
'Simplicity is key' as Ulster's Springbok Vermeulen looks to add to his winnings
Duane Vermeulen faces his former Stormers side in tomorrow’s URC semi-final.
'It would be the highlight of our careers if we were able to do something special this year'
Iain Henderson has a burning desire to finally get over the line with Ulster.
Ulster's European exit 'lights a fire under' Marty Moore and Co
‘It’s frustrating but it’s not devastating,’ the tighthead prop says.
Cooney looks to Clermont win for inspiration ahead of big test against Dupont and Toulouse
‘It gives us massive confidence going to a big team, knowing we can come away with the win which we haven’t done in years gone by.’
Ulster announce signing of towering French-based Limerick lock
Frank Bradshaw Ryan will join the northern province this summer on a one-year deal.
Ulster's O'Sullivan focusing on playing 'better rugby' rather than Ireland ambitions
Eric O’Sullivan won his first Ireland cap last Autumn, but since then things haven’t transpired quite how he would have expected.
'These youngsters are at a time when they believe they are invincible'
Ulster boss Dan McFarland was delighted with his young backline’s impact against Northampton.
Lowry and Baloucoune shine as Ulster advance into Champions Cup knock-outs
Dan McFarland’s men played some superb attacking rugby as they beat Northampton 24-20.
Up-and-down Ulster strive to get momentum rolling again in Northampton
Nathan Doak and Stewart Moore make their first European starts in a youthful backline.
Billy Burns hopes to bounce back and stake Ireland claim with big Thomond show
Recent Covid postponements brought disappointment for Ulster’s No.10.
All time
10 the 'long-term option' for Lowry at Ulster, but he's just happy to be on the pitch
Michael Lowry has excelled at full-back of late, as the debate rages on.
'This is the centre of our world but the centre of so many peoples' worlds are disrupted'
Ulster head coach Dan McFarland says the current Champions Cup situation is ‘frustrating,’ but his side will ‘go with the flow’.
'They have superstar players who make superstar plays - but we have the tools to win'
Dan McFarland’s Ulster face Clermont Auvergne at Stade Marcel-Michelin this weekend, hoping to get another monkey off their back.
Nine tries and two yellow cards as Ulster kick off with a bonus point win over Glasgow
Dan McFarland’s men held on for victory in front of 15,000 fans at Kingspan Stadium.
Ulster hammer Saracens to end pre-season on a high
Dan McFarland’s side recorded a 33-3 win in London.
Madigan at out-half among seven changes for Ulster's final game of the season
Dan McFarland’s side face Edinburgh tomorrow.
'Tough reviews' helping Ulster learn from big game shortcomings, says Jones as he targets more
Greg Jones: ‘I genuinely believe that the experience we’ve had in the last year and the way we have actually learned about them will definitely stand to us.’
'You don’t move on from this quickly. It was a chance to be in a European final'
Dan McFarland felt Ulster’s kicking game in the third quarter cost them in Leicester.
Henderson absent again as Ulster side to face Northampton Saints is unveiled
Head coach Dan McFarland has selected an unchanged starting XV from the win over Harlequins.
Mixed update from Ulster as Izuchukwu to undergo scan and Henderson to be 'monitored'
The northern province face Northampton Saints in Saturday’s Challenge Cup quarter-final.
'He knows his own mind and I admire that about him' - McFarland on Flannery ahead of European showdown
The pair played together at Connacht at opposite ends of their respective careers.