Ulster

Ulster play at the Kingspan Stadium. They were the first Irish side to win the European Cup in 1998, and they were also crowned Pro12 champions in 2006. They reached the league’s semi-finals last season.

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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…

Making a point: Israel Dagg (left) and Cory Jane are delighted to have retained the trophy

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints The team to beat New Zealand’s bonus-point win against Argentina in La Plata enabled them to secure their third successive Rugby Championship crown with a game to spare.…

Fire starter: Will James Hook be able to kickstart a Gloucester resurgence?

Start of season talking points

Gloucester to pack a punch Gloucester simply weren’t at the races last season, with a porous defence leaking 60 tries and finishing a lowly ninth. It served to be the…

Jared Payne Jerome Garces

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Gutsy Garces The moment Jared Payne sent an airborne Alex Goode crashing to the turf during the fourth minute of Saturday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final clash between Ulster and…

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Goode ready for European test

GIVEN THE intelligent, unfussy rugby instincts that characterise his game, it comes as no surprise that Alex Goode also possesses a pretty precise memory. Describing a short sequence an hour…