Marcell Coetzee makes Team of the Week- February 17-18-19 2017 Games

Ulster’s Marcell Coetzee has been named in Sky’s Team of the Week for the games that took place over the weekend in the United Kingdom, Ireland and France. The Springbok forward is one of five Pro12 players in Sky’s 15, with the others being the Munster trio of Dave Kilcoyne, Billy Holland and Dave O’Callaghan and Leinster back rower Dan Leavy Continue reading “Marcell Coetzee makes Team of the Week- February 17-18-19 2017 Games”

Dwayne Peel to join Jono Gibbes and Les Kiss at Ulster

Ulster have made another addition to their coaching staff, with former Lions scrumhalf Dwayne Peel set to join them from the 2018/19 season. Peel, Wales captain at RWC 2007 and part of the Lions squad that toured New Zealand in 2005, is currently a coach at Bristol, but will link up with Kiss and another new coaching addition in the form of ex All Black Jono Gibbes at Kingspan next season

Stats- Ulster Rugby Attendances 2016/17 season (Highest & Lowest Crowd- Pro12 & ERCC)

Here is a page that details Ulster Rugby’s home crowds at Kingspan for the 16/17 Pro12 and European Rugby Champions Cup seasons.

Which game saw Ulster’s highest crowd in the 2016/17 season?

Ulster’s home game vs Munster (28 October, 2016) saw 17,629 in attendance- their best crowd of the season so far. The home game against Connacht (23 December, 2016) wasn’t too far behind either with 17,613.

Ulster’s best European attendance this season was for the game against Exeter Chiefs, which saw 16,843 come through the gates at Kingspan.

Lowest attendance for Ulster in 2016/2017?

The game against Scarlets, which saw 13,663 in attendance. Continue reading “Stats- Ulster Rugby Attendances 2016/17 season (Highest & Lowest Crowd- Pro12 & ERCC)”

Marcell Coetzee Ulster Debut 2017 | Ulster 24-18 Edinburgh February 10

Springbok backrower Marcell Coetzee made his Ulster debut on February 10, 2017 with his side beating Edinburgh 24-18 in their Pro12 clash. Coetzee, who started the game at No.8, had a strong game before being replaced on the hour mark by Sean Reidy.

Here are Coetzee’s stats against Edinburgh on Ulster debut (Courtesy Espnscrum) Continue reading “Marcell Coetzee Ulster Debut 2017 | Ulster 24-18 Edinburgh February 10”

Arno Botha to Ulster- Springbok backrower moves to Pro12

Former Baby Bok skipper Arno Botha will leave the Blue Bulls at the end of the 2017 Super Rugby season to join Pro12 outfit Ulster, the club have announced. The backrower has inked a two year contract with the Irish province and will look to emulate the success of fellow South African U20 captain CJ Stander, who has made a similar transition from the Bulls to Munster.

However unlike Stander, Botha is not eligible to play for Ireland, having represented the Boks twice in 2013. Four minutes into his second test, he ruptured his knee ligaments (his replacement was Siya Kolisi who got Man of the Match in that fixture)

Botha will join Sharks open side Marcell Coetzee at Ulster.