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AIL RUGBY: Armagh hold on to deny Dungannon

Ulster Bank AIL Division 2B

Ulster's Jared Payne scores his side's second try during the win over Dragons

GUINNESS PRO12 RUGBY: Ulster were ‘satisfied’ to come away with win in Newport: Allen Clarke

Ulster continued their push for the Guinness PRO12 play-offs with a late rally to secure a 27-17 victory over Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade on Friday night.

Sean Reidy of Ulster is tackled by Lewis Evans(L) and Sam Hobbs of Dragons

GUINNESS PRO12: Ulster stay fourth after gritty win over Dragons in Newport


Ulster's Luke Marshall

GUINNESS PRO12: Paddy Jackson named on bench for Ulster in Dragons clash

Irish centre Luke Marshall is set to join the Centurions Club at Ulster when the Province face Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade in the Guinness PRO12.

Marcell Coetzee

RUGBY: Positive news on injury front for Ulster’s Marcell Coetzee

Ulster expect South African backrow, Marcell Coetzee, to be recovered from a serious knee injury ahead of the start of next season.

Dick Spring, Ireland 2023 Oversight Board, during a press conference at The Merrion Hotel

RUGBY: IRFU chief feels Ireland 2023 would be a Rugby World Cup ‘like no other’

Ireland is in a unique position to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, according to Irish Rugby Football Union’s chief executive Philip Browne.

Friends' Jack Harte tries to push forward

MEDALLION SHIELD: Royal School Armagh in dreamland after beating Friends at Kingspan Stadium

Royal School Armagh had to survive an avalanche of pressure in the second half to claim their first ever Medallion Shield against Friends in a weather effected game at Kingspan Stadium.

Ireland's Iain Henderson scores a try against England

SIX NATIONS: Ireland captain Rory Best hails players’ performance in defeating England

Ireland captain Rory Best was proud of his side as Ireland secured second spot in the RBS Six Nations championship table.

Ireland's Iain Henderson scores a try against England

SIX NATIONS: Ireland end Championship on a high and deny England the Grand Slam


RBAI players and supporters celebrate the Schools' Cup victory at Kingspan Stadium.

SCHOOLS CUP FINAL: Soper hails "Special Group"

Dan Soper hailed a special group players as RBAI completed a hat trick of School’s Cup winners with a 12-8 victory over Belfast rivals Methody in the St Patrick’s day decider at Kingspan.

RBAI captain Michael Lowry lifts the Danske Bank Ulster School's Cup after defeating Methodist College 12-8   during the St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Ulster School's Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium, Ravenhill.

RBAI secure first Schools Cup hat-trick since 1948!

Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final from Kingspan Stadium

RBAI captain Michael Lowry lifts the Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup

In pictures: 10 of the best images from the rugby Schools' Cup final

Royal Belfast Academical Institution made it three Schools' Cup triumphs on the spin as they got the better of Methody in the St Patrick's Day final at the Kingspan.
RBAI captain Michael Lowry.

SCHOOLS’ CUP: RBAI and Methodist College set to square off in St Patrick’s day showpiece

The Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup final will take place at the Kingspan Stadium at 3pm on St Patrick’s Day when Royal Belfast Academical Institution will play their long established adversaries from Methodist College, Belfast.

Marcell Coetzee during the Guinness Pro12 League clash against Zebre Rugby

GUINNESS PRO12: Ulster hit with major injury blow as Marcell Coetzee to undergo exploratory knee surgery

Ulster were rocked on Tuesday night with the news that South African backrow Marcell Coetzee may have suffered a season-ending injury.

Ireland's Keith Earls with Alun Wyn Jones of Wales

SIX NATIONS: Ireland door opens for Ulster’s Jared Payne ahead of England clash

Keith Earls has become a doubt for Ireland’s RBS 6 Nations clash with England in Dublin on Saturday due to a groin injury.

A dejected Tommy Bowe is taken off injured during the Ireland v Wales game in Cardiff

SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Tommy Bowe will miss Ireland’s finale with England

Ireland have patched up influential half-backs Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton and insist both will be fit to face England in Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations finale.

Dungnanon New Zealander, Tianua Poto.

AIL RUGBY: Dungannon score seven try bonus win against Thomond

All Ireland League Division 2B

Ulster's  Marcell Coetzee is an injury concern

GUINNESS PRO12: Injury concerns take gloss off record breaking Ulster win over Zebre

Ulster were bracing themselves to be without two key international stars for the remainder of the season.

Ulster's Luke Marshall scores his second try of the game

GUINNESS PRO12: Ulster conclude Italian trilogy with 10-try blitz


Joe Dunleavy powers forward for City of Derry during Saturday's match against Greystones. DER1117-137KM

AIL RUGBY: City of Derry lose out to Greystones

City of Derry 22, Greystones RFC 57

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