Belfast has been chosen as the host city for the 2015 GUINNESS PRO12 final on Saturday, May 30 at 6.30pm. The league decider will be played at Kingspan Stadium, the home of Ulster Rugby. Tickets will go on public sale on Tuesday, February 3 through Ticketmaster and Ulster Rugby.
Tonight at Kingspan Stadium Ulster exited the European Rugby Champions Cup with ironically their strongest display of the campaign, as Darren Cave contributed three tries in a 26-7 bonus point victory over Leicester Tigers.
Reigning champions Toulon confirmed Ulster's European exit this afternoon with an eight-try masterclass of attacking rugby, but the province left the Stade Félix Mayol with their heads held high after a battling display and four tries of their own.
Ulster head coach Neil Doak says 'we have nothing to lose' and that 'the pressure is on Toulon' as they resume their Champions Cup campaign at the Stade Félix Mayol - the home of the current Pool 3 leaders and reigning European champions.
Ulster lock Dan Tuohy suffered a thumb injury during last Sunday's GUINNESS PRO12 victory away to Benetton Treviso. He will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament tomorrow and is expected to be out of rugby for up to eight weeks.
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A powerful first half display, which included tries from Paddy Jackson, Ruan Pienaar and Tommy Bowe, was enough for Ulster to withstand a ferocious Benetton Treviso fightback in the GUINNESS PRO12 this afternoon.
In what has been a positive week off the pitch for Ulster with the announcement of new deals for Dan Tuohy and Stuart McCloskey, the province will hope to follow up with an away win over Benetton Treviso.
Ulster may have slipped out of the play-off places in the GUINNESS PRO12 following Saturday's defeat to Leinster, but head coach Neil Doak believes that his side, who are one point behind Leinster and just five points off the top, still have every chance of qualifying for the knockout stages come May.
Leinster and Ulster begin the New Year with a repeat of last season's PRO12 semi-final at the RDS. Matt O'Connor's men prevailed by four points that day, and another close match is expected in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
Andrew Trimble doesn't do New Year's resolutions. "I don't stick to them," he told the Ulster Rugby website. "I decided one year that I was going to get up an hour earlier and be more organised - that lasted a week!"