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RUGBY: David Humphreys believes IRFU were wrong to deny Ruan Piennar staying with Ulster

Former Ulster player and administrator David Humphreys believes South African Ruan Pienaar should have been allowed to stay with the Province.

Ireland captain Rory Best

Rory Best: Lions will need more than kicks to beat New Zealand

Ireland captain Rory Best admits it is difficult to beat world champions New Zealand without scoring tries.
Charles Piutau

RUGBY UNION: Ulster trio recovering following surgery

Ulster players Charles Piutau, Stuart Olding and Wiehahn Herbst are set to be fit for the start of next season after undergoing successful surgery,WRITES RICHARD MULLIGAN.

Jacob Stockdale

Uncapped Ulster duo named in Irish squad

Ulster pair Jacob Stockdale and Kieran Treadwell have been called up to the Ireland squad for this summer’s tour to America and Japan.

In this May 9, 2017 photo, the Webb Ellis Cup is displayed in Kyoto, Japan,  a day before the draw for the pool stage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup tournament. (Kyodo News via AP)

RUGBY WORLD CUP: Ireland drawn with Scotland and hosts Japan at 2019 finals

Ireland have been pooled with Scotland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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Ulster's Ruan Pienaar

RUGBY: Ruan Pienaar and Charles Piutau named in Barbarians squad to face England

South Africa’s Ruan Pienaar and New Zealand’s Charles Piutau are the latest star recruits joining Vern Cotter’s Barbarians squad at the end of the month.

Roger Wilson with his 10-month old son Nico waves to the crowd at the Kingspan Stadium

RUGBY: Roger Wilson shows his battling qualities right to the end

Roger Wilson has won more than most who have worn the famous Ulster jersey.

Charles Piutau of Ulster is tackled by Kieron Fonotia and Ashley Beck of Ospreys.

Ulster duo pick up PRO 12 awards at gala event

Ulster stars Charles Piutau and Ruan Pienaar were among the winners at the annual Guinness PRO12 awards held on Sunday night in Dublin.

Pat Maher presents the Heineken Ulster Rugby Personality of the Year Award to Ruan Pienaar

RUGBY: Ruan Pienaar named Ulster ‘personality of the year’

Ruan Pienaar was crowned as Heineken Personality of the Year at Ulster Rugby’s annual Awards Dinner, which was held at Aquinas Grammar School on Saturday evening.

Ulster's Ruan Pienaar makes his way on to the pitch for his final PRO12 game with his son Jean Luc

GUINNESS PRO12 RUGBY: Ulster give Ruan Pienaar and Roger Wilson a winning send off against Leinster


Ulster's Roger Wilson

RUGBY: Ulster’s Roger Wilson has no regrets

Roger Wilson has clocked up over 350 games at the top level and it will come to an end against Leinster at the Kingspan Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Ospreys' Dan Biggar

GUINNESS PRO12 RUGBY: Ulster’s play-off hopes hanging by a thread after defeat in Swansea


Franco Van der Merwe

ULSTER RUGBY: Van der Merwe wants big finish against Ospreys

South African lock Franco van der Merwe is hoping Saturday won’t be his last meaningful game in an Ulster shirt.

Armagh  celebrate with the Nutty Krust Under 18 trophy after winning the floodlit Tournament. at Chambers Park. (Photo by TONY HENDRON.)

U18 RUGBY: Armagh lift Nutty Krust Floodlit Trophy


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Former Ulster director of rugby, David Humphreys

RUGBY: David Humphreys delighted as Gloucester reach European Challenge Cup final

Former Ulster director or rugby David Humphreys praised his Gloucester players as they made it through to the European Challenge Cup final with a 16-14 victory over La Rochelle.

Rory Best talks to the players 
during the Lions Tour to Australia in 2013

RUGBY: Rory Best delighted to have another chance with British & Irish Lions

Ireland and Ulster hooker Rory Best admitted his previous British & Irish Lions tour was not what he had expected the pinnacle of his rugby career to be.

Jared Payne

RUGBY: Ulster’s Jared Payne surprised at British & Irish Lions call

Ireland and Ulster back Jared Payne said he was hugely surprised to be included in the 41-man British and Irish Lions squad for the tour to New Zealand.

Rory Best in action with the Lions during the Australia 2013 tour

RUGBY: British Lions call in 2017 ‘extra special’ for Best

Rory Best was left feeling ‘elated’ on Wednesday when he heard his name read out and confirmation he would be going on the British and Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand this summer.

Iain Henderson

RUGBY: Iain Henderson braced for huge summer after British Lions selection

What was already going to be an eventful summer for Ireland and Ulster lock Iain Henderson just got bigger.


VIDEO: British and Irish Lions touring squad in 60 seconds

The British and Irish Lions squad for the summer tour to New Zealand is revealed, with Sam Warburton taking up the captain's armband.
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