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Defeat to Ospreys ends Ulster's hopes of Guinness PRO12 play-off spot

By John Flack
ULSTER’S hopes of playing knock-out rugby for a seventh consecutive season are all but over following another error-ridden display on Saturday at the Liberty Stadium, where the Ospreys’ 24-10 win secured the Welsh side a PRO12 semi-final place barring a virtually impossible scenario.

The Ireland players on the Lions tour profiled

Cahair O'Kane
JARED PAYNE (Ulster) Age: 31 Position: Full-back Caps: 20 THE versatile New Zealand-born back was barely included in the conversation prior to the hours before the announcement.

Ulster's top four hopes hit by home draw with Cardiff Blues

Press Association Reporter
Guinness PRO12 Ulster 24 Cardiff Blues 24 ULSTER'S hopes of making the Guinness PRO12 play-offs suffered what could prove to be a fatal setback after they drew 24-24 with Cardiff Blues at the Kingspan Stadium which ended the Irish province's run of six straight wins.

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