Luke Marshall at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

Luke Marshall has had his problems. Concussion followed by concussion along with Gordon D’Arcy’s refusal to go quietly into the international wildern(...)

Ulster look likely to name their former scrumhalf Neil Doak as head coach on a full-time basis.Photograph: Inpho

Neil Doak has emerged as the strong favourite to succeed Mark Anscombe as Ulster head coach, with the province expected to make an announcement in (...)

Former Ulster coach Mark Anscombe in Ravenhill last season. But who will replace interim coach Les Kiss when he returns to the national squad? Photograph:  Brian Little/Presseye/Inpho

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne says there is not a problem in Ulster rugby. With interim coach Les Kiss soon to leave to rejoin Joe Schmidt in the(...)

Number eight Roger Wilson made his Ulster debut in 2003. Photograph: Inpho

As one of Ulster’s longest serving players, who made his debut almost 11 years ago and is embarking upon the third season of eight overall in what is (...)

Brian O’Driscoll: former Ireland captain   would be a compromise candidate to fill new position of president in the newly-formed EPCR (European Professional Club rugby). Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Such are the heightened tensions between the warring factions in European club rugby including now, it seems, the one-time Anglo-French axis, that lea(...)

Former Ireland and Ulster hooker Allen Clarke will coach the forwards at his former province this season. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Former Ireland and Ulster hooker Allen Clarke has been confirmed as the province’s new forwards coach for the coming season. Clarke won eight internat(...)

 John Afoa has spent two years at Ulster. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho
Prop John Afoa to leave Ulster
  • Rugby
  • December 4, 2013, 18:25

Ulster will lose tighthead prop John Afoa to the Aviva Premiership at the end of the season.The 30-year-old has agreed a ‘long-term’ deal with an unna(...)

Rory Best training with the Irish squad at Carton House. The hooker has rediscovered his best form for Ulster since the new season began. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s possibly been the most redemptive story of the season so far. Maybe you had to be on the Lions tour to appreciate Rory Best’s pain. It’s doubtful(...)

Leinster scrum coach Greg Feek was part of the process that lead to putting  the emphasis on indigenous scrum coaches working  at underage level. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

The IRFU have dropped their plan to appoint a high performance scrum coach. The position, initially advertised worldwide following the defeat to Engla(...)

Emerging Ireland 42 Uruguay 33: Ian Keatley touched down twice and converted all six of Emerging Ireland’s tries as they claimed a 42-33 bonus-point w(...)