Paddy Jackson: one of Ulster’s many missing men through injury, it is hoped the outhalf will be fit to play again by St Stephen’s Day. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Of late the words “absolutely no additional injury concerns” have not been heard from the lips of anyone in Ulster rugby. What relief then after losin(...)

Eli Walker of the Ospreys scores a try against Connacht during the  RaboDirect Pro12 at the Sportsground in  Galway. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Connacht 26 Ospreys 43: Dan Biggar claimed an 18-point haul in a six-try Ospreys performance as the power-packed visitors overcame Connacht in the Rab(...)

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen and former British and Irish Lions star Austin Healey at the announcement that Setanta Sports has added BT Sport and ESPN to its line up for the next three seasons. Photograph: David Maher / Sportsfile

Former England international and British Lion Austin Healey was never short of an opinion as a player, a character trait that has accompanied his care(...)