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Ulster Legend Laments His Province Becoming The Underachieving ‘Arsenal Of Irish Rugby’

Following a weekend of European rugby that saw Leinster and Munster progress to the knock-out stages of the Champions Cup and Connacht doing likewise in the Challenge Cup, the absence of Ulster from the party is particularly painful. Having dominated a La Rochelle side one week earlier, the northern province needed only to travel to Wasps and repeat their efforts in …

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Watch: Sam Arnold Sees Red For High, Smashing Tackle As Ulster Come Back From The Death

If you’re an Ulster supporter, the first 40 minutes of tonight’s clash against Munster at the Kingspan Stadium can be described as nothing less than a nightmare.  The northern province were completely off the pace, especially up front where they were beaten up at the breakdown and struggled to compete with an utterly dominant Munster setpiece, especially in the scrum …

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Detailing Ireland’s Chequered History With Wayne Barnes

Wales v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Writing in the Irish Times on Wednesday, Gavin Cummiskey summed up the apprehension felt by many Irish fans ahead of their side’s clash with Wales by headlining his article following Joe Schmidt’s squad announcement with “Referee the only concern as Schmidt names expected team”. Although Cummiskey’s headline raised some eyebrows, it’s fair to say that Ireland’s relationship with Wayne Barnes has been …

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Stephen Ferris: ‘You Would Be Foolish To Write Off Tommy Bowe’

Former Ulster and Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris has said that people would be foolish to write off Ulster winger Tommy Bowe given his recent axing from Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad last week. Bowe, 32, was not named in Ireland’s original 34-man squad for the upcoming November internationals with New Zealand, Australia and Canada later this month, but his former Ulster and Ireland …

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Charles Piutau Hails Former Teammate Rieko Ioane’s ‘Amazing’ Talent And Confidence

Rieko Ioane is a special player. At 19-years-old, Ioane is the youngest member of the All Blacks squad to tour Europe this month and if the Aucklander makes his New Zealand debut over the next few weeks he will become the seventh youngest All Black in New Zealand Rugby history. Making the All Blacks is a big deal in New Zealand. Some players in New Zealand …

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Stephen Ferris Insists Ireland Won’t Be Distracted By Paddy Jackson Allegations

Former Ulster and Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris insists Ireland won’t be distracted by Tuesday’s revelations that Ulster fly-half Paddy Jackson was arrested earlier this year on alleged sexual offence charges. Jackson and Ulster teammate Stuart Olding were arrested by the PSNI back in June in relation to alleged sexual offences reported to have taken place at a property in south Belfast on Tuesday, …

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5 Irish Rugby Stars Forced Into Early Retirement By Injury

Ireland rugby has had to endure what can only be described as the mother and father of all injury lists for nearly 12 months now. Last year’s Rugby World Cup saw Joe Schmidt having to work around a list that, by the time Ireland’s quarter final match against Argentina arrived, saw the likes of Sean O’Brien, Peter O’Mahony, Tommy Bowe, …

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IRFU To Hand Each Irish Province €1 Million To Allow Them Compete With European Super Clubs

Heineken Cup Final: Munster v Biarritz Olympique

The Irish provinces could be competing for some of the game’s biggest names. When it became apparent that none of Ireland’s provinces would be competing in the knock out phase of this season’s European Rugby Champions Cup, some commentator’s wondered whether they would be able to challenge the likes of Toulon and Saracens again. Indeed, at times throughout this season, it …

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