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Pro12 To Introduce Franchises From USA And Canada

Launch of the 2014/15 Guinness PRO12 Season 26/8/2014 General view of Guinness PRO12 trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The Guinness Pro12 has been working behind the scenes to include US and Canadian franchises in a new incarnation of the league. As reported in The Scotsman, the new league format would be called the ‘Guinness Atlantic Rugby Championship’ and is planned to begin in the 2018-19 season. Such a prospect is clearly very exciting for all those involved and …

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Johnny Sexton Included In Irish Squad To Face France

Joe Schmidt has named a reduced 34 man Ireland squad to face France next weekend. Included in Schmidt’s initial squad is Johnny Sexton, who has missed both of Ireland’s opening Six Nations fixtures. Indeed, despite suggestions that the Leinster fly-half will have recovered in time to face France, the Irish Independent reported that he has until Tuesday to prove his …

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Neil Best Column: If Ulster Wanted To Appoint A Scrum Half With Little Coaching Experience – Why Not Ruan Pienaar

“If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.” Ireland achieved this last weekend -Ulster didn’t and England didn’t. Yet we probably learned more about Italy’s likely finishing position in this year’s Six Nations than we did of either Ireland or England. Eddie Jones is right to …

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Ulster Set To Appoint Former All Black As New Head Coach

Leinster Rugby Press Conference 10/10/2013 Forwards coach Jono Gibbes

Ulster are set to appoint a new head coach as part of a structural shake-up, according to reports at the weekend. The Sunday Times are alleging that the Irish province will take steps to move current coach Neil Doak and assistant Allen Clarke on, with former All Black Jono Gibbes reportedly lined up to replace the former. #rugby Reports this morning …

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Edinburgh The Ones to Feel The Brunt Of Ulster’s Big Summer Signing

Guinness Series 8/11/2014 Ireland vs South Africa Springboks South Africa's Marcell Coetzee

28 times capped Springbok, Marcell Coetzee, is finally set to make his long-awaited debut for Ulster this weekend. Having signed for the northern province in February 2016, the Sharks loose forward injured his ACL playing for the Durban franchise against the Lions in April. Coetzee was subsequently ruled out for approximately 9 months. The versatile back rower arrived in Belfast …

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Jimmy Gopperth Backs Paddy Jackson To Lead The Line For Ireland

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - OCTOBER 22: Paddy Jackson of Ulster kicks a penalty during the Champions Cup Pool 5 game between Ulster Rugby and Exeter Chiefs at Kingspan Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

With the news that Jonathan Sexton will miss Ireland’s Six Nations opener due to injury, the duty to lead the line falls at the feet of Paddy Jackson. The Ulster out-half spear-headed the November win over Australia, but heading into the championship without Sexton has many fans worried. Former Leinster fly-half Jimmy Gopperth was today speaking to Pundit Arena and feels …

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Watch: Yet Another Huge Hit From Andrew Trimble Shows Why He Could Be A Lions Bolter

Andrew Trimble

Andrew Trimble, Ulster’s premier winger showed his defensive qualities yet again this weekend and absolutely emptied opposing winger Nans Ducuing. With the British and Irish Lions leaving for the New Zealand shores in a number of months, it has become a crucial period of time for any player with touring aspirations. Although there appears to be a huge number of …

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Irish Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

Although there existed the possibility of all four Irish provinces qualifying for the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-finals prior to round five, only Munster and Leinster ultimately made it into the last eight. Ulster fans will no doubt rue the fact that their side came away from Bordeaux Begles empty handed. The northern province led 13-9 with six minutes remaining …

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