Queen's University lifted the First Trust Ulster Senior Cup at Ravenhill on Wednesday night, getting the better of Ballynahinch in a tight game. The win has booked a place for the Belfast students in the Ulster Bank Bateman Cup semi-finals.
The IRFU have launched a new concussion guide which outlines four simple, important messages: Stop - Inform - Rest - Return. Irish Rugby TV spoke to IRFU Head of Medical Services, Dr. Rod McLoughlin, IRUPA Operations Manager Simon Keogh and IRFU international referee John Lacey about the guide - further information is available at http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/30281.php.
Lansdowne tallied up nine tries as they demolished Dolphin in the final round of Division 1A matches before the Christmas break, while Division 1B leaders Terenure showed no mercy to Dungannon as they racked up a total of ten tries.
Out-half Craig Ronaldson, who has made a successful transition from Ulster Bank League rugby with Lansdowne to a professional contract with Connacht, talks about the step up to this level of rugby, the importance of the league in providing game-time and a shop window for players and he also previews the province's back-to-back clashes with Toulouse.
The 'Your Club, Your Country' winners were drawn by IRFU President Pat Fitzgerald at a ceremony at the Aviva Stadium today (Wednesday). The 2013 Grand Draw, in association with Ulster Bank, has raised over 530,000 euro for the 142 clubs who participated in the scheme this year.
The final weekend of Ulster Bank League action before the Christmas break. Can Division 1A leaders Clontarf stay ahead of the chasing pack when they visit Ballynahinch? Or will former champions Old Belvedere take top spot at home to Garryowen?
Terenure College's huge win over Corinthians last weekend showed just how hard they will be to beat. Next up to the plate is Dungannon. Meanwhile, the Galway side will hope to bounce back away to Belfast Harlequins.
Ulster Bank, Official Community Rugby Partner to the IRFU, today announced the return of the Ulster Bank League Awards. The 2013/2014 club rugby season marks the second year of the awards which recognise and reward the dedication and commitment shown by players, coaches and teams, across all Ulster Bank League divisions.