2017 Lions Tour – Fringe Players

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After previously looking at who would be in the starting XV for the Lions tour, who else makes the rest of squad cut, and who crucially gets on the bench?   THE BENCH (16). Loosehead Prop replacement – JACK MCGRATH An excellent youngster who is quick on his feet for a prop, but also puts in […] READ MORE


What Can We Learn From the First Ireland Squad?

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Joe Schmidt announced his first Ireland squad for the Summer Internationals, and while there were no extreme surprises, there were a few things we could gather from this selection. We’ll start with the inclusion of winger Andrew Trimble, and it looks like Schmidt is going to give the Ulsterman every possible chance to make the […] READ MORE


Irish Provinces Review After Week 21 of Pro 12

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Week 21 of the Guinness Pro 12 saw a classic derby game between Ulster and Munster ending in a nail-biting draw. Leinster struggled to a win against Treviso while Connacht secured what could be a vital bonus point win over Zebre. Here is my review of the Irish Provinces after Week 21 of Pro 12 […] READ MORE



Pro 12: Ulster Rugby Season Preview

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Interim Head Coach/Director of Rugby: Les Kiss Captain: Rory Best Position 2013/2014: 4th Stadium: Kingspan Stadium:   Ulster Rugby Season Preview It is difficult to have a clear idea where Ulster are going into the new Guinness Pro 12 season. The departure of David Humphreys as Director of Rugby sent shockwaves throughout the province and […] READ MORE