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Coleraine march on

Coleraine welcomed Academy Firsts on Saturday and maintained their drive towards promotion to Division One of the Championship, with a bonus point 41-6 victory over the Belfast visitors.

Eoin Bradley celebrates his hat-trick against Carrick Rangers.  Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty /

IRISH LEAGUE: Eoin Bradley eyes a big finish to the season

Eoin Bradley is looking forward to playing his part in a big finish to the season for Coleraine.

Coleraine's Steven Dickey crosses the line for his side's second try. Photo David McDonald.

Firsts claim bonus point

Coleraine kept control of the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship with a bonus point win over Larne at the weekend.

Jono Gibbes

RUGBY: Ulster confirm Jono Gibbes as new head coach from next season

Ulster have landed a major coup in attracting former All Black international Jono Gibbes to Kingspan Stadium as head coach ahead of the 2017-18 season.

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Michael Stronge in action for Ballymena Academy at Dalriada

SCHOOLS’ CUP RUGBY: Ballymena Academy are made to work hard for fourth round win by Dalriada


Action from CGS victory over Ballyclare HS in Medallion Bowl quarter final. Picture by David McDonald

Coleraine Grammar School Medallion progress

Coleraine Grammar School Medallion progressed to the semi final of the Medallion Bowl after a convincing 31-0 win over Ballyclare High School.

Coleraine's Adam Parke bursting through a Randalstown tackler.  Photo by David McDonald.

RUGBY: Coleraine too strong for Randalstown

Coleraine maintain number one spot in the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship, Division 2, league following a bonus point win, away to Randalstown, at the weekend.

Ballymena Academy captain Alexander Clarke

SCHOOLS’ CUP: Dalriada and Ballymena Academy meet in derby fourth round tie

Dalriada School will take on Ballymena Academy in a North Antrim derby Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup tie at the Ballymoney venue on Saturday morning (10.30am).

Coleraine's Bokkie Carstens goes over for Coleraine's opening try. Photo by David McDonald

Coleraine are clear at the top

Coleraine secured number one spot in the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship with a solid win over second place CIYMS on Saturday.

Friends Adam Milligan.

SCHOOLS’ CUP: Friends and Coleraine share the spoils

Friends’ School, Lisburn and Coleraine Grammar will face a replay after an exciting 10-10 draw in the third tound of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup.

Richard Caldwell, Danske Bank Managing Director of Personal Banking, Stephen Black, Chairman of the Schools Committee and Ulster Rugby President John McKibbin make the drawn for the Danske Bank Schools' Cup fourth round

RUGBY: Draw made for Danske Bank Schools’ Cup fourth round

The top ranked teams in this year’s Danske Bank Schools’ Cup entered at the fourth round draw stage with two set to make their exit when the ties are staged on February 4.

Clare McLaughlin Mandatory Credit �INPHO/Dan Sheridan

McLaughlin named in squad for Wales warm-up fixture

Claire McLaughlin has been included in a 30 woman squad for this weekend’s Ireland training camp, which will also see the side play an uncapped, warm-up fixture against Wales in Donnybrook on Sunday at 2pm.

Ballymoney RFC 1st XV. Included are Coaches/Management, James Clelland, Johnny Hanna and Chris McIlmoyle.INBM37-16 004SC.

Ballymoney First progress in Towsn Cup with deserved win over Lisburn

Ballymoney Firsts progressed in the Towns Cup floowing their 20-6 win over Lisburn on Saturday.

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Dalriada team celebrates an 48-3 victory over Larne Grammar School  during Saturday's Danske Bank Ulster School's Cup Round 2 match at Larne.
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Dalriada are too strong for Larne

Dalriada progressed to the third round of the Danske Bank Schools Cup with a convincing 48-3 win over Larne Grammar School.

Belfast High's Simon White in action with Banbridge Academy's Jonathan McIntosh.

SCHOOLS’ CUP: Belfast High expecting stern examination

Belfast High School will host Limavady Grammar School at their Shore Road base in a game the Belfast High School players will see as a real test of their Cup credentials.


Coleraine see off Limavady

Coleraine claimed the honours in the local rugby derby against Limavady on Saturday.

No 3 M Smith goes over to score Accies' second try

Cup exit for Coleraine

Coleraine suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday, in the semi-final of the Junior Cup at Omagh.

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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
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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.

Coleraine man Mo Akbar who recently represented Pakistan.

Coleraine man represents Pakistan at International level

Coleraine Rugby Club quite rightly celebrates having players with Ulster and Irish honours - and now it is proud to add international honours representing Pakistan to that record.

Stephen Dickey grounding the ball over the Quins line for his third try of the match. Photo by David McDonald

Firsts remain top of League Two after win

Coleraine remain top of Conference League 2 after a convincing performance against Belfast Harlequins 2s.

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