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# suftum - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Ulster left deflated and rueing missed chances before Leinster hit high gears
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# Suftum

Ulster left deflated and rueing missed chances before Leinster hit high gears

Sep 12th 2020, 10:36 PM 12,349 Views 11 Comments

A tight first half could have been tighter if Ulster had made the most of their penalty chances.

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro14 final From The42
Live Sep 12th 2020, 6:35 PM

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro14 final

# suftum - Friday 11 September, 2020

'I'm sick of hearing about when Ulster last won silverware'
# Lyttle Less Conversation
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# Lyttle Less Conversation

'I'm sick of hearing about when Ulster last won silverware'

Sep 11th 2020, 8:01 AM 5,650 Views 4 Comments

Rob Lyttle was nine when his native province claimed the Celtic League and craves some silverware he can lift himself.

# suftum - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

'Big-time' Madigan on his clutch kick and feeling loved in Ulster
# Sharpshooter
From The42
# Sharpshooter

'Big-time' Madigan on his clutch kick and feeling loved in Ulster

Sep 9th 2020, 10:30 PM 28,952 Views 15 Comments

Ulster’s Mr Saturday Night talks through his process for a dramatic winner to set up a Pro14 final against his native province.

# suftum - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Ulster steel themselves for 'cruel' final scenario
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# Suftum

Ulster steel themselves for 'cruel' final scenario

Sep 8th 2020, 5:49 AM 7,423 Views 3 Comments

Dan McFarland spoke passionately yesterday about the weird occasion ahead, being written off and how Ulster worked to make sure everyone knows they ‘give a shit’.

# suftum - Monday 7 September, 2020

'To win in Dublin next weekend we'll have to take a giant step forward'
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

'To win in Dublin next weekend we'll have to take a giant step forward'

Sep 7th 2020, 6:00 AM 6,065 Views 6 Comments

Dan McFarland’s Ulster are 10-point underdogs for the Pro14 final against Leinster.

# suftum - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Underdogs Ulster will have the bit between their teeth in Edinburgh
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

Underdogs Ulster will have the bit between their teeth in Edinburgh

Sep 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 4,852 Views 3 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side have yet to show their best since rugby restarted. Tonight’s the night they must change that.

# suftum - Monday 31 August, 2020

'We've to knuckle down, understand that simple errors kill your ability to maintain pressure'
# Fight In The Dog
From The42
# Fight In The Dog

'We've to knuckle down, understand that simple errors kill your ability to maintain pressure'

Aug 31st 2020, 7:15 AM 7,436 Views 6 Comments

Dan McFarland questioned whether he was putting enough emphasis on Ulster’s ball possession in contact. But he is willing to change quickly.

# suftum - Saturday 29 August, 2020

McFarland hopeful after Stockdale limps out of defeat to Leinster
# Suftum
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# Suftum

McFarland hopeful after Stockdale limps out of defeat to Leinster

Aug 29th 2020, 10:13 PM 9,074 Views 3 Comments

The Ulster boss found reason to be optimistic through his team’s second-half showing when they pulled within a score of Leinster.

# suftum - Friday 28 August, 2020

Rob Kearney at 15 for Leinster as Madigan starts for Ulster
# Team-sheets
From The42
# Team-sheets

Rob Kearney at 15 for Leinster as Madigan starts for Ulster

Aug 28th 2020, 12:21 PM 14,937 Views 30 Comments

Both sides are qualified for the Pro14 semi-finals, but the players involved will be keen to stake a claim.

# suftum - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

More touches, more influence for Stockdale from fullback
# Influence
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# Influence

More touches, more influence for Stockdale from fullback

Aug 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 5,836 Views 15 Comments

The Ireland wing has been getting test runs at 15 for his province.

# suftum - Sunday 23 August, 2020

'That was a shadow of our normal selves'
# Off The Pace
From The42
# Off The Pace

'That was a shadow of our normal selves'

Aug 23rd 2020, 7:52 PM 9,941 Views 4 Comments

Ulster’s first game back ‘won and lost on the sofa last night,’ says head coach Dan McFarland.

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14 From The42
Live Aug 23rd 2020, 3:33 PM

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14

# suftum - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Stretched resources 'won't be an issue' if Ulster earn a packed fixture list
# Winner Stays On
From The42
# Winner Stays On

Stretched resources 'won't be an issue' if Ulster earn a packed fixture list

Aug 19th 2020, 11:27 AM 4,314 Views 6 Comments

Dan McFarland won’t be caught complaining if Ulster force their way tosix consecutive massive matches in the six weeks ahead.

# suftum - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

McFarland laments loss of Baloucoune to horrible hamstring injury
# Avulsion
From The42
# Avulsion

McFarland laments loss of Baloucoune to horrible hamstring injury

Aug 18th 2020, 5:15 PM 6,323 Views 11 Comments

The young wing must undergo surgery after the worst outcome to a training ground jackal.

# suftum - Friday 14 August, 2020

Four years on from Leinster departure, Madigan has all new outlook with Ulster
# Inter-pro
From The42
# Inter-pro

Four years on from Leinster departure, Madigan has all new outlook with Ulster

Updated Aug 14th 2020, 5:03 PM 34,416 Views 43 Comments

Ulster’s new recruit counted himself as a ‘purist’ about provincial representation. But he returns to ireland a more mature and rounded player.

# suftum - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Addison's back continues to be a frustration, hip op had been planned for Henderson
# Complications
From The42
# Complications

Addison's back continues to be a frustration, hip op had been planned for Henderson

Aug 12th 2020, 6:36 AM 6,857 Views 16 Comments

Ulster had hoped the Ireland second row would be able to complete his recovery during sport’s shutdown, but the surgery was delayed.

# suftum - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Hip surgery to keep Iain Henderson out beyond Ulster's Champions Cup quarter
# Lock Out
From The42
# Lock Out

Hip surgery to keep Iain Henderson out beyond Ulster's Champions Cup quarter

Aug 11th 2020, 10:06 AM 6,490 Views 14 Comments

Henderson joins Leinster’s James Ryan as recovering second row options for Ireland’s big autumn schedule.

# suftum - Sunday 3 May, 2020

'It turned out to be the best four years of my career by a country mile'
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

'It turned out to be the best four years of my career by a country mile'

May 3rd 2020, 9:30 PM 49,644 Views 5 Comments

Johann Muller says David Humphreys played a huge role in making his time in Ulster such a happy one.

# suftum - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Quiz: What do you remember about Stephen Ferris' impactful career?
# Fezzy Quiz
From The42
# Fezzy Quiz

Quiz: What do you remember about Stephen Ferris' impactful career?

May 2nd 2020, 8:01 PM 27,072 Views 11 Comments

His career was too short, but he left an imprint all across Irish rugby.

# suftum - Saturday 25 April, 2020

'It was never a guarantee with Ireland, it was more that carrot dangling there'
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

'It was never a guarantee with Ireland, it was more that carrot dangling there'

Apr 25th 2020, 8:30 AM 18,857 Views 10 Comments

Robbie Diack played for Ulster 205 times during a decade with the northern province.

# suftum - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Ulster Rugby puts players on furlough, IRFU to top up salaries
# Furlough
From The42
# Furlough

Ulster Rugby puts players on furlough, IRFU to top up salaries

Apr 22nd 2020, 4:12 PM 14,278 Views 29 Comments

The northern province has placed 70% of its staff onto the UK government’s job-retention scheme.

# suftum - Saturday 14 March, 2020

Madigan will return to find Ireland's out-half depth chart all the deeper
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

Madigan will return to find Ireland's out-half depth chart all the deeper

Mar 14th 2020, 9:40 PM 16,299 Views 39 Comments

The Dubliner will face an utterly changed landscape to the one he left four years ago.

Ian Madigan coming back to Ireland as Ulster sign up 10 from Bristol
# A Sort Of Homecoming
From The42
# A Sort Of Homecoming

Ian Madigan coming back to Ireland as Ulster sign up 10 from Bristol

Mar 14th 2020, 3:31 PM 18,513 Views 52 Comments

The 30-year-old has committed to a one-year deal at the Kingspan Stadium.

# suftum - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'I backed myself to come here because I saw an opportunity' - Ulster's Johnston finding feet after Munster switch
# Fits The Bill
From The42
# Fits The Bill

'I backed myself to come here because I saw an opportunity' - Ulster's Johnston finding feet after Munster switch

Feb 25th 2020, 8:07 AM 7,831 Views 20 Comments

After a somewhat frustrating start at the northern province, the Tipperary man believes there are better times over the horizon.

# suftum - Monday 17 February, 2020

'With five minutes to go it was our game': McFarland rues naive finish against lowly Ospreys
# Coughed Up
From The42
# Coughed Up

'With five minutes to go it was our game': McFarland rues naive finish against lowly Ospreys

Feb 17th 2020, 10:12 AM 4,081 Views 7 Comments

The Welsh side grabbed just their second win of the season with a late penalty.

# suftum - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

No snow days or viral videos as McFarland revs Ulster up for Pro14
# Growth Mindset
From The42
# Growth Mindset

No snow days or viral videos as McFarland revs Ulster up for Pro14

Feb 12th 2020, 8:17 AM 4,746 Views 1 Comment

The Ulster head coach is pushing for growth rather than targets as his side ramp up a challenge in two tournaments.

# suftum - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Ulster hopeful good form is reflected in Ireland's Six Nations squad today
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

Ulster hopeful good form is reflected in Ireland's Six Nations squad today

Jan 15th 2020, 6:15 AM 8,464 Views 7 Comments

The northern province should have a strong contingent in Andy Farrell’s group.

# suftum - Friday 10 January, 2020

Coetzee and Murphy return to Ulster team for Clermont clash
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

Coetzee and Murphy return to Ulster team for Clermont clash

Jan 10th 2020, 12:16 PM 8,353 Views 14 Comments

Head coach Dan McFarland has made just two changes to the team that beat Munster last Friday.

# suftum - Friday 3 January, 2020

Cooney's sparkling form continues as Ulster run five past Munster
# Northern Exposure
From The42
# Northern Exposure

Cooney's sparkling form continues as Ulster run five past Munster

Jan 3rd 2020, 9:37 PM 45,573 Views 157 Comments

The scrum-half and centre Stuart McCloskey held sway in a dominant Ulster performance.

# suftum - Thursday 19 December, 2019

O'Connor brothers fill Ulster's second row for RDS clash with Leinster
# Winter-pros
From The42
# Winter-pros

O'Connor brothers fill Ulster's second row for RDS clash with Leinster

Dec 19th 2019, 12:16 PM 10,439 Views 25 Comments

Alan will make his 100th appearance for his adopted province while younger brother David earns his first start.

# suftum - Friday 13 December, 2019

Fresh perspective keeping Billy Burns on upward curve with Ulster
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Fresh perspective keeping Billy Burns on upward curve with Ulster

Dec 13th 2019, 10:29 AM 3,866 Views 2 Comments

Ulster’s 10 is playing a huge role in the province’s form under Dan McFarland.

# suftum - Sunday 8 December, 2019

Ulster boss McFarland: 'I wouldn't consider us a top-eight team. We're definitely not there yet'
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

Ulster boss McFarland: 'I wouldn't consider us a top-eight team. We're definitely not there yet'

Dec 8th 2019, 4:03 PM 5,418 Views 13 Comments

The head coach doesn’t see Ulster as one of Europe’s top-eight teams despite their promising position to qualify for the quarter-finals.

# suftum - Friday 6 December, 2019

In-house criticism and The Obstacle guiding John Cooney to peak form
# Cloud 9
From The42
# Cloud 9

In-house criticism and The Obstacle guiding John Cooney to peak form

Dec 6th 2019, 6:30 AM 6,099 Views 8 Comments

The Ulster scrum-half has been among the stand-out performers in the opening rounds of Europe.

# suftum - Monday 25 November, 2019

'The training is next-level': Henderson loving the hunger instilled in McFarland's Ulster
# Dogged
From The42
# Dogged

'The training is next-level': Henderson loving the hunger instilled in McFarland's Ulster

Nov 25th 2019, 6:00 AM 5,171 Views 1 Comment

‘It was coming from the players,” says McFarland of the highly-competitive training structure, “and then I just hammer them with it.”

# suftum - Saturday 23 November, 2019

'We knew we had to bring a fire to the game that said 'welcome to Ravenhill''
# Friday Night Ignites
From The42
# Friday Night Ignites

'We knew we had to bring a fire to the game that said 'welcome to Ravenhill''

Nov 23rd 2019, 8:44 AM 6,144 Views 1 Comment

Dan McFarland’s side showed their teeth before doggedly closing out a win over Clermont.

# suftum - Friday 22 November, 2019

Cooney's match-winner years in the making
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Cooney's match-winner years in the making

Nov 22nd 2019, 10:50 PM 16,806 Views 8 Comments

Head coach Dan McFarland admits he was not initially confident his 9 had made the right call to go it alone.

Coetzee and Cooney to the fore as Ulster sink Clermont
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

Coetzee and Cooney to the fore as Ulster sink Clermont

Nov 22nd 2019, 9:51 PM 28,024 Views 42 Comments

Tries from Jordi Murphy and John Cooney delivered the result for Ulster.

No room for error this time as Clermont call to fortress Ravenhill
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

No room for error this time as Clermont call to fortress Ravenhill

Nov 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 4,252 Views 3 Comments

Dan McFarland’s men can take a clear lead in Pool 3.

# suftum - Monday 18 November, 2019

'They're the best changing rooms to win in': Henderson proud of Ulster's tight squeeze
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

'They're the best changing rooms to win in': Henderson proud of Ulster's tight squeeze

Nov 18th 2019, 5:00 AM 3,983 Views 7 Comments

The lock led his province out for the first time since being named captain, and it proved to be a very memorable day.