Stephen Ferris

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Hotshots: Young Ulster rugby star Conor Joyce

When did you start playing? I played at Solihull School and at my local club, Old Silhillians, until I was about ten. You grew up in England, so what made you…

Stephen Ferris

Ireland trio pay tribute to Stephen Ferris

THOUGH Stephen Ferris’s retirement felt like it was inevitable, due to the length of time he’d been kept on the sidelines by injuries in recent years, it was still a…

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Ulster v Edinburgh: The Preview

Ulster are favourites to reach their first Heineken Cup final since 1999 on Saturday, but Edinburgh will arrive in Dublin preparing to put up a fight. The Scots have never…

Tommy Bowe

Ireland turn on the style

IT WAS always going to be interesting to see how Ireland would respond to last week's draw with France: would they be able to build on their first-half performance in…

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Ireland need to play an 80-minute game

HAVING waited three weeks to get this game underway, no one playing or watching on Sunday wanted to hear the final whistle at the Stade de France - at least…

Ireland v Wales

Ireland: what went right and what went wrong?

By Claire Glancy “We were robbed!” “Red card!” “Heartbreaking.” THOSE ARE just some of the messages that flooded my mobile on Sunday after Ireland’s 23-21 defeat by Wales. The talk…

Ferris rules himself out of Italy v Ireland

Ferris rules himself out of Italy v Ireland

Stephen Ferris has become the latest Irish player to be ruled out of the trip to Italy in round one of the RBS 6 Nations, next weekend. “It’s now looking…

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Stephen Ferris to start for Ulster v Biarritz

The Ulster team and replacements to face Biarritz tomorrow in the crucial Round 5 Heineken Cup pool game at Ravenhill (ko 3.30pm) has been named. There are just two changes…