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Dungannon's Stephen Todd.

AIL RUGBY: Late Crescent penalty costs Dungannon victory

Dungannon 14, Old Crescent 15

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Tommy Bowe of Ulster is tackled by James Down and Gethin Jenkins of Cardiff Blues.

PRO12 RUGBY: Ulster secure bonus point win at Cardiff

CARDIFF BLUES 22 ULSTER 35

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Former Dungannon scrum-half Jason Bloomfield will make his City of Derry debut this weekend against Barnhall.

RUGBY: Former Dungannon man to make Derry debut against Barnhall

Jason Bloomfield will make his City of Derry debut this weekend against NUIM Barnhall in Parsonstown as the Judges Road men seek to give themselves the platform for a post Christmas AIL revival.

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Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 26/11/2016
Ireland vs Australia 
Irelands Jared Payne and CJ Stander try to keep a maul up
Mandatory Credit �INPHO/Colm ONeill

Payne ruled out for three months with kidney injury

Ireland and Ulster centre Jared Payne has been ruled out for the next three months with a kidney injury.

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Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of the Year winner CJ Stander. Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

RUGBY: Stander scoops writers’ Player of the Year award

Ireland and Munster backrow, CJ Stander, was named as the Rugby Writers of Ireland’s ‘player of the year’ last night.

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It's goodbye from him. Dan Tuohy is set to leave Ulster. Pic:INPHO/Morgan Treacy

RUGBY: Tuohy to call time on Kingspan stay

International lock Dan Tuohy is expected to be playing in the Bristol colours by the New Year after agreeing a move to the English Premiership club, WRITES RICHARD MULLIGAN.

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VIDEO - Rory Best believes Ireland have filled rugby void between North and South

Rory Best believes Ireland have filled the “void” between the northern and southern hemispheres with their historic autumn Test series.

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Ireland's Rory Best.

INTERNATIONAL RUGBY: Proud Rory Best marks 100th cap in style

Ireland captain Rory Best had a night to remember as Ireland finished the Guiness Test Series with a brilliant victory over Australia at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

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Ireland's CJ Stander.

INTERNATIONAL RUGBY: Ireland’s CJ Stander hails ‘unbelievable year’

Ireland flanker CJ Stander savoured the Dublin victory over Australia and admitted it capped an “unbelievable” year.

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Ireland's Paddy Jackson on the attack  against Australia.

INTERNATIONAL RUGBY: Ireland finish Guinness Test series on high

IRELAND 27 AUSTRALIA 24

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Ireland's Rory Best

INTERNATIONAL RUGBY: Andy farrell tips Rory Best to captain Lions

Andy Farrell has endorsed Rory Best as “a contender” to captain the British and Irish Lions next summer.

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Ulster forwards coach Allen Clarke lends a hand to help clear frost off the pitch

PRO12 RUGBY: Covering Kingspan pitch may not have stopped Ulster v Zebre fixture being postponed

Thousands of Ulster fans were left bitterly disappointed on Friday night as the Guinness PRO12 game against Zebre was called off.

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Leinster's Jack Conan evades the tackle of Scarlets' Hadleigh Parkes

PRO12 RUGBY: Leinster stay top in spite of losing at Scarlets

SCARLETS 38 LEINSTER 29

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Cardiff Blues' Rhys Gill and Cian Kelleher of Connacht

PRO12 RUGBY: Connacht secure home win over Cardiff Blues

CONNACHT 18 CARDIFF BLUES 7

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Ospreys' Olly Cracknell and Sam Parry tackle Josh Strauss of Glasgow

PRO12 RUGBY: Ospreys punish 14-man Glasgow at Scotstoun

GLASGOW 5 OSPREYS 22

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Ulster ground staff and players along with match day stewards attempt to defrost  the pitch ahead of Friday night's Guinness PRO 12 match against Zebre

PRO12 RUGBY: Ulster versus Zebre called off

Friday night’s Pro12 match between Ulster and Zebre at the Kingspan Stadium has been called off because of a frozen pitch.

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Head Coach Joe Schmidt with Jared Payne

RUGBY: Ireland’s Jared Payne and Sean O’Brien are doubts for Australia clash

Sean O’Brien and Jared Payne are late doubts for Ireland’s final autumn Test against Australia in Dublin on Saturday.

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Ireland Iain Henderson,    and New Zealand Scott Barrett

RUGBY: Paddy Jackson and Iain Henderson start for Ireland against Australia

Garry Ringrose will make his first senior start at inside centre to solve injury-hit Ireland’s midfield dilemma against Australia in Dublin on Saturday.

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Chris Henry
 returns to the Ulster side after injury

RUGBY: Chris Henry to make first appearance of season for Ulster after injury

Chris Henry will make his first appearance of the season for Ulster on Friday night after being named in Les Kiss’ starting XV for the game against Zebre (Kingspan Stadium, 7.35pm).

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