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# suftum - Thursday 3 May, 2018

'He hits like an absolute train' - Stockdale lauds retiring mentor Trimble
# Bowing Out
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# Bowing Out

'He hits like an absolute train' - Stockdale lauds retiring mentor Trimble

May 3rd 2018, 8:00 PM 11,840 Views 3 Comments

The 33-year-old Ulsterman announced his retirement from professional rugby earlier today.

Ulster and Ireland wing Andrew Trimble announces retirement from rugby
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Ulster and Ireland wing Andrew Trimble announces retirement from rugby

May 3rd 2018, 3:36 PM 31,135 Views 87 Comments

The 33-year-old says it is ‘probably the toughest decision that any professional sportsman will make.’

# suftum - Friday 27 April, 2018

Gibbes pleased to still have a sniff of Pro14 playoffs as he bids to complete miracle comeback in Munster
# From Way Back
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# From Way Back

Gibbes pleased to still have a sniff of Pro14 playoffs as he bids to complete miracle comeback in Munster

Apr 27th 2018, 8:02 AM 5,486 Views 10 Comments

‘We had no margin of error and we managed to fight and scratch our way through and get ourselves in a position to put pressure on Edinburgh.’

# suftum - Friday 13 April, 2018

Stockdale seals drab Ulster win on night of protests at Kingspan Stadium
# Pro14
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# Pro14

Stockdale seals drab Ulster win on night of protests at Kingspan Stadium

Apr 13th 2018, 10:04 PM 38,368 Views 0 Comments

A game low on entertainment delivered a second win on the trot for Ulster.

# suftum - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Fresh contract extension for Darren Cave as he leads unchanged Ulster back-line against Ospreys
# DC
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# DC

Fresh contract extension for Darren Cave as he leads unchanged Ulster back-line against Ospreys

Apr 12th 2018, 12:13 PM 4,168 Views 4 Comments

Ulster’s former forwards coach Allen Clarke stands between them and a second Pro14 win on the bounce.

# suftum - Monday 9 April, 2018

Analysis: Ulster show signs of life as lineout attack shines in Edinburgh
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# Suftum

Analysis: Ulster show signs of life as lineout attack shines in Edinburgh

Apr 9th 2018, 4:14 PM 5,925 Views 4 Comments

Jono Gibbes’ men scored three first-half tries from lineout platforms against Edinburgh.

# suftum - Friday 6 April, 2018

Ulster lift the gloom with big bonus-point win over play-off rivals Edinburgh
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Ulster lift the gloom with big bonus-point win over play-off rivals Edinburgh

Apr 6th 2018, 9:48 PM 9,196 Views 12 Comments

Three first-half tries paved the way for the province’s first win in four games.

# suftum - Sunday 11 March, 2018

'It's a big difference to start getting players from Donegal and Cavan, where we haven't before'
# Pathway
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# Pathway

'It's a big difference to start getting players from Donegal and Cavan, where we haven't before'

Mar 11th 2018, 7:30 AM 18,693 Views 11 Comments

We spoke to former Ireland scrum-half Kieran Campbell about his role as the head of Ulster academy.

# suftum - Friday 2 March, 2018

Jono Gibbes will return to southern hemisphere after one season with Ulster
# Gonzo
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# Gonzo

Jono Gibbes will return to southern hemisphere after one season with Ulster

Mar 2nd 2018, 9:58 AM 9,679 Views 105 Comments

The New Zealander has spent a decade in Europe since moving to work under Michael Cheika in Leinster.

# suftum - Friday 23 February, 2018

From Queensland Schoolboys to the Ireland U20s: Tom O'Toole's tale
# Prospect
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# Prospect

From Queensland Schoolboys to the Ireland U20s: Tom O'Toole's tale

Feb 23rd 2018, 6:30 AM 11,403 Views 16 Comments

The Ulster tighthead prop is an exciting player for the future.

# suftum - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Herring, Bowe and Deysel return as Gibbes' Ulster look to build on bright start
# Team-Sheet
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# Team-Sheet

Herring, Bowe and Deysel return as Gibbes' Ulster look to build on bright start

Feb 15th 2018, 12:21 PM 4,700 Views 20 Comments

Alan O’Connor captains his adopted province from the second row.

# suftum - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Ulster expect Charles Piutau back in action within five weeks after rib injury
# Pro14
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# Pro14

Ulster expect Charles Piutau back in action within five weeks after rib injury

Feb 13th 2018, 1:30 PM 4,011 Views 7 Comments

If it’s good news you want, Andrew Trimble seems to be over his back issue and may feature against Edinburgh this week.

# suftum - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Must-win match with Wasps a chance for Ulster to prove a point to themselves
# Champions Cup
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# Champions Cup

Must-win match with Wasps a chance for Ulster to prove a point to themselves

Jan 21st 2018, 7:15 AM 3,430 Views 3 Comments

‘Make sure this is not another false dawn,’ was the forceful message from Rory Best after a sensational win over La Rochelle.

# 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 7,442 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 23,518 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 5,541 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
# Suftum
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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 4,119 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 29,419 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 8,896 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 8,792 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 18 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 4,560 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 5,128 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 5,785 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 3,111 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
From The42
# Broken Down

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

Oct 30th 2017, 7:05 AM 7,505 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 7,667 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 7,401 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 8,746 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 27 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 4,984 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 2,782 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 4,877 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 7,702 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 5,381 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 7,944 Views 9 Comments

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