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Ulster Rugby Round Up podcast S2E11: Tommy Bowe and Louis Ludik visit to discuss Zebo, Lowry and Rugby Rising

The Ulster Rugby Round Up has finally nailed it - not one, but two Ulster players on the podcast.

Ulster Rugby: Tommy Bowe and Luis Ludik speak on Simon Zebo controversy

Ulster stars of past and present have played down the controversy surrounding Simon Zebo's taunting of Michael Lowry in Racing 92's victory over Ulster.

Ulster Grand Prix dates announced for 2019 meeting at Dundrod

The Ulster Grand Prix dates for 2019 have been announced.

Eight Ulster players named in Ireland squad for World Cup

Eight Ulster player have been named in the Ireland panel for the World Cup.

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English rugby to be played over 11-month season under new structure

English domestic and international rugby will be played over an 11-month season under a new structure that will run for four years from 2019-2020.


Danny Cipriani to face disciplinary hearing in Paris on Wednesday

Danny Cipriani will face a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday following his sending off in Gloucester’s Heineken Champions Cup defeat against Munster.


Burns hails 'awesome' Will Addison ahead of Ireland squad announcement

There wouldn't appear to be too many surprises in store when Joe Schmidt confirms his Ireland squad for the November internationals tomorrow.


Jeff Hughes is like a coach on the pitch, says Larne boss

Larne manager Tiernan Lynch is relishing pitting his wits against top-flight opposition tonight with Ards the visitors to Inver Park in the County Antrim Shield.

I honestly think understrength Glentoran can pile more woe on Linfield: Morris

Goalkeeper Elliott Morris insists Glentoran will approach tonight's County Antrim Shield showdown against Linfield at Windsor Park in a positive frame of mind - despite being depleted by suspensions.

Van Bommel claims Spurs tie is do or die for both sides

PSV Eindhoven coach Mark van Bommel admits it is do or die for both his side and Tottenham on Wednesday night.


In-season player breaks form part of new structure for English domestic season

Players will have guaranteed in-season breaks under a new structure for the three domestic seasons from 2019-20.


All you need to know about the final eight clubs in the Ulster Senior Club Championship

Eight teams are in the hunt for the Ulster Club Senior Football Championship title after the remaining six county finals were played over the weekend. Here, we look at who could win the Seamus McFerran Cup.

Iwobi hails influence of ‘world-class’ Ozil

Alex Iwobi has credited “world-class” Mesut Ozil with helping him develop into a key man in Arsenal’s side.


Belfast Telegraph Schools' Cup draw: Portadown to face Lurgan in huge first round showdown

The Belfast Telegraph Senior Schools' Cup first round draw has thrown up a mouthwatering derby between two previous winners - Portadown College and Lurgan College.

IRFU's five-year plan targets World Cup semis and two Six Nations crowns

The IRFU have targeted semi-final places at the next two World Cups as part of their new five-year strategic plan.


Lukaku: Manchester United players still don't understand my game

Romelu Lukaku believes his scoreless streak is down to the fact that he has yet to fully click with his Manchester United team-mates.

Irish Rugby ready to cope with Schmidt exit as boss approaches decision, ensures CEO

The IRFU do not believe the future success of the Irish team will hinge solely upon whether influential head coach Joe Schmidt stays on beyond next year's World Cup.

Manchester City fans lack special spark needed to help club conquer Europe: Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has again claimed Manchester City do not have the feel of Champions League winners and has urged supporters to propel the club forward.

Watch: Arsenal score goal of the season contender as Mesut Ozil inspires Gunners to reach a perfect 10

A sublime display from captain Mesut Ozil inspired Arsenal as they came from behind to beat Leicester 3-1 and extend their winning run to 10 games.

Monday, Oct 22

I still feel sick: Simon Zebo gives Michael Lowry his jersey in apology for try-scoring taunt

Michael Lowry is one of Ulster's most exciting up-and-coming young stars.

What next for Eugene Laverty after shock axe from World Superbikes?

Top Ulster racer Eugene Laverty last night spoke of his disappointment at being surprisingly dropped from his World Superbikes team for next season.

Sunday, Oct 21

Relief for Rangers boss Steven Gerrard after Hamilton late show

Steven Gerrard admitted Hamilton gave Rangers an almighty scare as they almost inflicted another bout of travel sickness on his side.

World title heartbreak for Belfast boxer James Tennyson

It was world title heartbreak for James Tennyson as he was downed in the fifth round against IBF super-featherweight king Tevin Farmer in Boston on Saturday night.

Saturday, Oct 20

French giants too good as Ulster rue missed chances in Paris

Missed opportunities cost Ulster dear in Paris as they left with nothing from the La Defense Arena after a 44-12 loss to Racing 92 in the Heineken Champions Cup.

I've the power to deliver a life changing world title win, says Tennyson

All-time heavyweight great Mike Tyson once quipped that "everyone has a plan until they get hit" and essentially that would seem to be the mindset of James Tennyson as he squares up to sharp-shooting IBF super-featherweight champion Tevin…

Friday, Oct 19

James Tennyson primed and ready for Boston upset in title bout against Tevin Farmer

James Tennyson is primed and ready to pull off the upset in Boston on Saturday night against IBF super-featherweight champion Tevin Farmer.

Kyle Lafferty apologises to Rangers after his Northern Ireland withdrawal

Kyle Lafferty has apologised to Rangers after his withdrawal from the Northern Ireland squad led to the striker sitting out this weekend's Scottish Premiership action.

Cooney misses out as Ulster make three changes for Racing 92 trip

Ulster Head Coach Dan McFarland has made three changes to his starting line-up for Saturday's trip to France to take on Racing 92 as scrum-half John Cooney misses out.

Irish rugby chief leaves door open for Jackson and Olding return

IRFU chief David Nucifora has refused to rule out a return for Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

Thursday, Oct 18

Rangers' Kyle Lafferty will be offered a peace deal for November Northern Ireland return

Kyle Lafferty could return to play for Northern Ireland against the Republic of Ireland next month despite the Irish FA blocking the striker from featuring for Rangers against Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership this weekend.