Ulster’s Iain Henderson (left) will get much- needed game time against Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho.

Like loosehead prop Cian Healy in Leinster and outhalf Johnny Sexton at Racing Metro, Irish lock Iain Henderson will start for Ulster against Edinbur(...)

Ulster outhalf Ian Humphreys says province are determined to win the block of four matches during the Six Nations. Photograph: Darren Griffiths/Presseye/Inpho

Ulster initially suffered the January blues. They lost a Guinness Pro12 match to Leinster and then, despite a defiant and gutsy four-try salvo against(...)

Ulster 43 Treviso 3 This was a no-brainer, really, in that Ulster knew that they just had to produce a result against a side who have managed t(...)

Zebre’s Giovanbattista Venditti scores a try during their Guinness Pro12 match against Treviso at Stadio XXV Aprile, Parma, Italy, on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Zebre 16 Benetton Treviso 26 Treviso ended their wait for a first victory of the season in any competition by winning the all-Italian Guinness(...)

Leinster’s Shane Jennings was sidelined for 13 weeks after tearing his hamstring against Connacht. Photograph: Billy Stickland/inpho

One player hoping his name will be on Matt O’Connnor’s team when he names his Leinster side today is Shane Jennings. While the bulk of the internatio(...)

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton:  resigned to being out of action until at least February 14th, the day Ireland play France at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland will have to begin the defence of their Six Nations crown against Italy without Johnny Sexton, who is resigned to being out of action until F(...)

Richardt Strauss, who scored for Ireland in their victory over Georgia, faces a race to be fit for Leinster’s game against Pro 12 leaders ospreys on Saturday

Leinster will be without Luke Fitzgerald and Kevin McLaughlin for Saturday’s home game against Pro 12 leaders Ospreys. McLaughlin was forced to come o(...)

 Leinster’s Darragh Fanning scores his first  try against Treviso. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama / Inpho

Treviso 24 Leinster 24The physical aches and pains will probably pale when weighed against the mental anguish that the Leinster players will feel in t(...)

Ospreys outhalf  Dan Biggar kicked 17 points against Treviso  at Liberty Stadium in Swansea. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Toulon 28 Scarlets 18Toulon took over at the top of Pool 3 with a hard-fought win over Scarlets at Stade Felix Mayol. Tries from Matt Giteau, Maxime M(...)

 Shane Delahunt  will start for Connacht against Treviso. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the same week that he signed a Connacht Academy contract, 20-year-old Shane Delahunt has been handed his first Pro 12 start at hooker after coming (...)