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RUGBY: Wiehahn Herbst included in Ulster ‘A’ team as he makes return from injury

Wiehahn Herbst will make his return from injury for the Ulster A team, sponsored by CD Group, in Saturday’s trip to London Scottish for Round 2 of the British & Irish Cup.

Charles Piutau powers away

EUROPEAN RUGBY: Ulster’s Charles Piutau and Ruan Pienaar fit to face Exeter Chiefs

Charles Piutau will make his Champions Cup debut for Ulster on Saturday evening after being named in the team to face Exeter Chiefs at Kingspan Stadium (7.45pm).


VIDEO: Ulster in the mood for response against Exeter in European Champions Cup

Lock Alan O’Connor relishes the big European clashes and for Ulster’s hopes of emerging from the group this season Exeter at home on Saturday has become a huge game.

Anthony Foley.

RUGBY: Munster game to go ahead day after Anthony Foley’s funeral

Munster Rugby will go ahead with their next game this weekend following the sudden death of Head Coach Anthony Foley.

Louis Ludik

RUGBY: Louis Ludik agrees three year contract extension with Ulster

Louis Ludik has agreed a three-year contract extension with Ulster Rugby, which will keep him at Kingspan Stadium until the summer of 2020.

In the Long Gallery in Parliament Buildings at the All Part Group On Rugby Breakfast Briefing Reception are Ulster Rugby player Chris Henry, Ulster Rugby CEO Shane Logan, Ulster Rugby player Darren Cave, Arlene Foster MLA and First Minister, Alastair Ross MLA and Junior Minister, and Ulster Rugby player Stuart McCloskey. Photo by John Dickson/DICKSONDIGITAL

RUGBY: Clubs could be set for £20 million boost

Local clubs will be next to benefit from Stormont’s All Party Group on Rugby.

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Anthony Foley in 2006

Anthony Foley died after build up of fluid in lungs

Anthony Foley, the legendary Munster and Ireland back row forward, died after a build up of fluid in the lungs, an autopsy has revealed.

Anthony Foley. Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Ulster Rugby to install Kingpsan memorial to Anthony Foley

Ulster Rugby are set to unveil a memorial to Anthony Foley at the Kingspan Stadium.

Ulster's flyhalf Paddy Jackson  is tackled during the European Champions Cup rugby union match against Bordeaux-Begles

EUROPEAN RUGBY: Ulster hit by late Bordeaux blitz in opening group defeat


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Anthony Foley

RUGBY: Munster head coach Anthony Foley dieds suddenly in Paris

Munster head coach Anthony Foley has died at the team hotel in Paris, the Irish club have announced.

Craig Gilroy scores against Connacht in the Guinness PRO12

EUROPEAN RUGBY: Craig Gilroy confident Ulster will bounce back on French travels

Ireland winger Craig Gilroy insists last week’s defeat at Connacht in the GUINNESS PRO12 will not distract Ulster as they embark on Europe.

Ulster's Jonny Philips in action

RUGBY UNION: Ulster A labour to win over Jersey

Ulster began their British and Irish Cup campaign with a laboured 19-6 victory over Jersey at Shaw’s Bridge.

Ulster captain Andrew Trimble

EUROPEAN RUGBY: Andrew Trimble excited to lead Ulster into Europe

Andrew Trimble will draw on all the experience he has around him on Sunday when he leads Ulster out for their opening European Champions Cup Pool Five game against French side Bordeaux.

Paddy Jackson - Ulster Rugby during a training session at Pirrie Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland ahead of Ulster Rugby's Round 1 ERCC clash with Bordeaux

EUROPEAN RUGBY: Paddy Jackson backed to prove he has grown ‘from boy to man’

Paddy Jackson has been backed to prove he has “grown from a boy to a man” in Sunday’s Champions Cup shoot-out with Ireland rival Ian Madigan.

Andrew Trimble during a training session at Pirrie Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland ahead of Ulster Rugby's Round 1 ERCC clash with Bordeaux in France

EUROPEAN RUGBY: Andrew Trimble back to lead Ulster in Bordeaux, but no Charles Piutau for opening game

Andrew Trimble, Luke Marshall, Stuart Olding and Ruan Pienaar all return to the Ulster backline for the European Champions Cup opener away to Bordeaux-Bègles this Sunday (16th October, kick-off 2.00pm local time, 1.00pm BST).

Ruan Pienaar and DanTuohy will be part of the Barbarians squad for the International fixture against Fiji at Kingspan Stadium, Ravenhill Park, Belfast

RUGBY; Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar and Dan Tuohy named in Barbarians game against Fiji

Ulster players Ruan Pienaar and Dan Tuohy have been named in the Barbarians squad for the international fixture versus Fiji at Kingspan Stadium on Friday 11th November (kick-off 7.30pm).

Ulsters Louis Ludik is out for up to six weeks with a fractured cheek bone

EUROPEAN CUP RUGBY: Ulster are hit with double injury blow

Ulster have been hit with a double injury blow ahead of their opening European Champions Cup group game with Bordeaux in France on Sunday.

Kallan Martin in action for Banbridge.

RUGBY: Banbridge remain unbeaten in AIL Division 2A after victory over Malone


Ulster  Director of Rugby Les Kiss

GUINNESS PRO12: We were just poor admits Ulster boss Les Kiss after loss to Connacht

Director of rugby, Les Kiss, admitted Ulster had put in a poor performance in lots of ways as they suffered their first defeat of the Guinness PRO12 campaign with a 30-25 reverse to champions Connacht at The Sportsground last night.

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