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RUGBY: Success for Coleraine Under-12s

Coleraine Rugby Club’s U12 team recently took the honours at a major rugby tournament in Kent.

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WATCH: Rob Herring's statement on behalf of Ulster players following the IRFU review decision

Senior Ulster player Rob Herring has said the group has to move on following the decision by the IRFU to revoke the contracts of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

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Jacob Stockdale - Six Nations player of the championship 2018

SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Jacob Stockdale named Nat West player of the 2018 Championship

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has reflected on "a truly memorable few weeks" after being named NatWest 6 Nations player of the championship.

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The victorious Coleraine Grammar School who won the Second XV Plate following their 24-10 win over Portadown College at Roughfort Playing Fields.

RUGBY: CGS win Seconds Plate

Coleraine Grammar played Portadown College in the Second XV Plate Final at Roughfort Playing Fields on Monday 12th March.

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WATCH: Jacob Stockdale looks ahead to Ireland final showdown with England in the Six Nations championship

Nine years ago Jacob Stockdale was a 12-year-old boy dreaming of playing rugby for Ulster and Ireland.
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Jacob Stockdale scores the first of two tries against Scotland

IRELAND 28 SCOTLAND 8: Jacob Stockdale brace helps Ireland to win over Scotland in Dublin

IRELAND 28 SCOTLAND 8
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SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Boost for Ireland as Lions duo passed fit for Scottish clash

Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong have been passed fit for Ireland’s pivotal NatWest 6 Nations clash with Scotland in Dublin on Saturday.

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Garry Ringrose

SIX NATIONS: Ireland’s Garry Ringrose will cause ‘havoc’ insists Keith Earls

Garry Ringrose is ready to transfer his attacking “havoc” from the training field to Ireland’s NatWest 6 Nations Grand Slam bid, according to Keith Earls.

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Jono Gibbes

RUGBY: Jono Gibbes vows to leave Ulster on good footing

Head coach Jono Gibbes will do his best with the coaching staff to see Ulster secure a European Champions Cup place next season and a Guinness PRO14 play-off spot before he leaves.

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Guinness PRO14, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast 1/9/2017'Ulster vs Toyota Cheetahs 'Ulster head coach Jono Gibbs'Mandatory Credit �INPHO/Darren Kidd

RUGBY: Ulster operations director feels club have almost hit rock-bottom

‘Almost at rock-bottom’ was the phrase Ulster operations manager, Bryn Cunningham used to describe the latest bombshell to drop on Kingspan Stadium.

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Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes

RUGBY: Head coach Jono Gibbes to leave Ulster at end of season

Head Coach Jono Gibbes will leave Ulster Rugby at the end of the season to return to New Zealand.

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Jacob Stockdale crosses for the opening try in the Ireland v Wales game in Dublin

SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Ireland survive Welsh scare to keep Six Nations Grand Slam on track

IRELAND 37 WA;LES 27
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Ulster's Andrew Trimble

RUGBY: Andrew Trimble returns to Ulster starting line-up for PRO14 game against Scarlets

Ulster's most capped player Andrew Trimble returns to the starting side for the crunch Guinness PRO14 game at Parc Y Scarlets on Saturday night.

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Adam Parke goes over to score for Coleraine against Carrickfergus. Photo credit - Graham Service: The Front Row Union

Narrow defeat for Coleraine at home to Carrick

Coleraine Rugby Club lost by two points against Carrick on Saturday after a bruising encounter.

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Ballymoney wing forward, Adam Stevenson, scores beside the posts in the Kukri Q2 League match with the PSNI. Photo by Uel McDowell.

RUGBY: Emphatic win for Ballymoney Firsts

At Kilraughts Road on Saturday, JKC BMW sponsored Ballymoney 1st XV got back to winning ways with an emphatic victory against fellow newly promoted PSNI by a score line of 56-0.

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Coleraine Grammar number 8 David Brown dives over to score under the posts against Friends Lisburn.  Photo Credit: Graham Service

SCHOOLS’ CUP: CGS into fourth round

Coleraine Grammar School took on Friends School Lisburn in the third round of the School’s Cup at their home ground on Wednesday 24th January.

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Dromore's Aaron Lyttle in action with Dalriada's M Kennedy

SCHOOLS’ RUGBY: Dalriada beat Dromore High in Schools’ Cup third round

Dromore High School sufferred a 27-11 home loss to Dalriada School in the second round of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup.

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Richard Boyd Coleraine Head Coach. INCR13-16 017BW

RUGBY: Defeat for Coleraine Firsts

Coleraine lost out to Belfast side Instonians at the weekend in the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship.

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Pictured at the launch was (front) Ulster prop Jonny Simpson with Lynne Reid, SONI (Back from left) Last year's winner of the adult category John Curry, Ulster Rugby's Peter Browne, Chris Webster, Domestic Rugby Manager at Ulster Rugby and Gary McFarlane last year's winner of the youth/mini category.

RUGBY: Final call for SONI Community Champions Award entries

Entries for this season’s SONI Community Champions Award will close at noon on Monday 5th February and organisers are calling for last minute nominations from the North region, which includes rugby clubs in Coleraine and Ballymoney.

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Ballymoney scrumhalf, Mathew Steele, brings the Larne winger to ground.'PICTURE: Uel McDowell

RUGBY: Ballymoney progress in Towns' Cup

A bitterly cold but sunny January afternoon could only mean the first round of the River Rock Towns Cup and JKC sponsored Ballymoney 1st XV entertained fellow Q2 side Larne RFC at the Kilraughts Road.

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