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Despite standing at just 5 ft 7 in, Mike Lowry is considered by many to be Ulster’s ‘next big thing’...

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Ulster Rugby Lad meets… Mike Lowry

Despite standing at just 5 ft 7 in, Mike Lowry is considered by many to be Ulster’s ‘next big thing’...

Ulster Rugby Lad meets… Ross Kane

Ross Kane is a card-carrying member of the beefy brethren known in rugby circles as the front row club...

Alan O’Connor discusses pre-season training, his brother joining Ulster and expectations for the season.

Alan O’Connor discusses how pre-season has been going, what it’s like to have his brother join him at Ulster and expectations for the season ahead...

Adam McBurney: ‘This year I will be going out and attacking the opportunity…

Ulster hooker Adam McBurney shares his thoughts on pre-season training and expectations for the season ahead...

Ulster Rugby Lad meets… Paddy Jackson

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From a young age, all Paddy Jackson wanted to do was play rugby. Having won the Schools Cup with Methody in 2008, Jackson made the seamless transition into senior rugby with Ulster...

Ulster Rugby Lad meets… Simon Danielli

Ulster’s flying Scotsman had a career most young rugby players dream of.
Here’s he speaks to Ulster Rugby Lad about his journey from studying philosophy and theology at Oxford University, to playing professional rugby for Bristol, Bath, Borders, Ulster and Scotland...

Ulster Rugby Lad meets… Louis Ludik

Remarkably, Ludik is now one of the longest-serving members of the current set-up. He is also one of the squad’s most consistent performers and is an unflappable presence in Ulster’s back-line...

Ulster Rugby Lad meets… Callum Black

Callum Black – the former Ulster prop turned coffee and donut magnate – was kind enough to chat to Ulster Rugby Lad about life on an off the field...

Ulster Rugby Lad meets… Luke Marshall

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Ulster fan favourite, Luke Marshall certainly hit the ground running on his return from long-term injury this season...

McFarland: Ulster ‘will fight for every inch against Connacht’

There has been a collective shift in mentality at Ulster Rugby since the arrival of head coach Dan McFarland...

Payne: Ulster’s Win Over Rivals Leinster ‘means a heck of a lot’

Despite both teams having already secured places in the knock-out stages of the PRO14, Ulster’s joy following their 14-13 victory over Leinster at the Kingspan Stadium on Saturday was apparent...

McFarland’s Men Produce Inspired Performance to Secure Home Play-Off

A committed display by Ulster on Friday saw them overwhelm the hosts, Edinburgh, to secure a bonus point win and book a home play-off game in the knock-out stages of the Guinness Pro14...

Ulster Rugby Lad meets… Ricky Lutton

Having recently surpassed 100 caps for Ulster, Sean Reidy has achieved another career highlight – chatting to Ulster Rugby Lad about what it’s like to play for Ulster and Ireland...

Ulster Rugby Lad Meets… Sean Reidy

Having recently surpassed 100 caps for Ulster, Sean Reidy has achieved another career highlight – chatting to Ulster Rugby Lad about what it’s like to play for Ulster and Ireland...

James Topping: Nurturing the Future of Ulster Rugby

Ulster Rugby Lad recently caught up with former Ireland, Ulster and Ballymena winger, James Topping. As the Elite Player Development Officer with Ulster Rugby, he is responsible for finding and nurturing talent in the province...

Schools Cup Quarter final: Campbell College v Enniskillen Royal Grammar

Campbell College have secured their place in the semi-finals of this year's Schools' Cup, beating Enniskillen Royal Grammar 38-22 in Saturday's quarter-final tie...

The Low-down on Ulster’s New Signings

The low-down: An important signing as Ulster could definitely do with another leader in the pack - someone who brings experience and, equally as important, a bit of edge to the young squad...

Peel Praises Hundred-Cap Hero McCloskey

Stuart McCloskey put in a man of the match performance as Ulster edged out Ospreys 8-0 at Brewery field in Bridgend...

LEAKED: Joe Schmidt’s 6 Nations Diary

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Even after an aggressive full body scrub with two of those tiny hotel bars of soap I can’t get rid of the stench of defeat. My many cats won’t even look me in the eye. I beckon them over for a cuddle but they just walk away, embarrassed...

Sparky: behind the SUFTUMing

Ulster RugbyLAD has secured an exclusive interview with everyone’s favourite Ulster Rugby mascot. Ulster’s boisterous bear finally breaks his silence and spills his guts about all things Ulster Rugby in this tell-all interview...

A Star is Born: The Rise and Rise of Jacob Stockdale

The makers of the film starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper and the world’s leading physicists are in agreement: stars are born, not made...

Taming the Tigers: Leicester v Ulster

Like a sedated big cat forced to pose for a photo with a gap year student in Thailand, it was hoped that pool 4 bottom dwellers, Leicester Tigers, would roll over and allow Ulster to tickle their bellies at Welford Road...

Henderson stars as Ulster secure place in last eight of the European Champions Cup.

Ulster’s talisman, Iain Henderson, inspired a rousing comeback to defeat Leicester Tigers 14-13 at Welford Road and secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup...

Stockdale shines as Ulster topple Racing.

In an enthralling contest at Kingspan stadium, Jacob Stockdale’s brace helped put an end to Racing 92’s 100% Champion’s Cup record and gave Ulster a fantastic chance of progressing to the quarter-final stage of the competition...

What Ulster must do to catch up with Leinster.

If you haven’t noticed, Ulster’s feeder club, Leinster, have been doing quite well recently. In fact, they seem to be finding international-quality players down the back of the sofa...

Best confident Ulster have “a lot more to give” following December double over Scarlets.

Ulster captain Rory Best – who on Friday night became Ulster’s most capped player in Europe, making his 72nd appearance – cited the growing maturity of the squad as a key reason for Ulster’s recent change in...

O'Connor Determined to protect proud home record.

Both sides are intent on securing their places in the knock-out stages of the competition, but it is the French side, finalists in 2 of the past 3 seasons, who currently lead the way with 19 points, 5 ahead of Dan McFarland’s men...

Eric O’Sullivan shines against Scarlets

O’Sullivan was one of several stand-out performers at Parc y Scarlets on Friday night, playing a starring role in Ulster’s bonus point win. The Dublin born 23-year-old loose-head prop earned plaudits for his impressive 80-minute display...

Standing on the shoulders of giants:

Ulster’s Greatest Team of the Professional Era.

Like a Peter Kay stand-up routine, it is time to indulge in a healthy dose of nostalgia. After much deliberation and input from literally tens of people, the greatest Ulster team of the professional era has finally been assembled. Thank you to those who contributed to the discussion/heated debate over which players were...

They tried to bury us, they did not realise we were seeds.

At the risk of using a painfully drawn-out metaphor, last season Ulster Rugby were like the doomed fishing boat captained by George Clooney in the 1998 movie, ‘the Perfect Storm’. A dark and sinister cloud hung over Kingspan for months before...

5 reasons why Ulster fans should look forward to setting sail this season

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At the risk of using a painfully drawn-out metaphor, last season Ulster Rugby were like the doomed fishing boat captained by George Clooney in the 1998 movie, ‘the Perfect Storm’. A dark and sinister cloud hung over Kingspan for months before turning into a full-blown media storm. Ultimately, as media furore and fan protests battered the boat like gale force winds, two crew members were forced to walk the plank...

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