Ulster’s mystery tour to Donegal

Ulster’s mystery tour to Donegal
When the Ulster Rugby squad turned up for training on Tuesday morning, they had expected to be jumping on a bus and heading to their mini-camp in Donegal.

When the Ulster Rugby squad turned up for training on Tuesday morning, they had expected to be jumping on a bus and heading to their mini-camp in Donegal.

However, Head Coach Mark Anscombe had a surprise in store.

Instead of the bus, the players were tasked with making their own way to Donegal – by almost any means possible.

They weren’t allowed to travel in the own car and they also had to complete a series of tasks along the way.

The tasks included calling in at a local Bank of Ireland, being pictured with a Mazda car, buying clothes from House of Fraser, traveling on an Ulster Bus and taking on the job of an employee in a Hastings Hotel.

The players were split into teams of six. The day was designed as a team bonding exercise as Mark Anscombe explains here.

The squad, minus only their Lions Rory Best and Tommy Bowe, stayed at Bundoran’s Great Northern Hotel and had an open training session at Donegal Town RFC yesterday.

They have an another open training session at Strabane RFC today from 11am till 12.30pm.