Ulster head coach Neil Doak: After an impressive league win at home to Glasgow in the first game after he was appointed full time, Ulster’s performances and results have fallen off badly.  Photo: Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

Rarely has one decision appeared to have had such an impact. Ulster were flying. They had backed up a first win on French soil the season before with(...)

The  physicality of the collisions  in international rugby is breathtaking  but so too the athletic prowess,  as demonstrated here by  Australia’s Kurtley Beale, who beats team-mate Israel Folau and Ireland’s Rob Kearney to the ball at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

One truth comes screaming out of this week’s debate about the use of strength-enhancing substances in rugby union: even the insiders are slightly bewi(...)

Brian O’Driscoll leaves the Aviva Stadiumpitch after his final international appearance in Ireland

March 8th 2014. Test number 140. New world record. Just another game.Reporter: “That Italian game, I was watching you and, honestly, it looked like yo(...)

Ireland  international wing Tommy Bowe attending the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of John Wilson “Jack” Kyle, former Ireland and Lions rugby player in Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, Belfast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Irish rugby legends have paid tribute to the one considered the greatest of them all as they joined friends and family of the late Jack Kyle at a spec(...)

Dave Kearney, in action here against Ospreys, is relishing the battle to win back the Ireland jersey he wore last season. Photograph: Ryan byrne/Inpho

Waiting for the ball is no longer a winger’s way. With their energy, physicality and willingness to seek conflict, Dave Kearney and Andrew Trimble bec(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt ahead of the Australia match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt was taken to hospital after the 26-23 win over Australia with a suspected bout of a appendicitis. The Kiwi was unable to att(...)

Andrew Trimble: The Ulster and Ireland winger received a ligament injury to his big toe during Ulster’s Pro12 game against Glasgow on October 11th. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Andrew Trimble will be at Lansdowne Road tomorrow, commentating on the international rugby match against Georgia for BBC Radio Ulster. But most of the(...)

Andrew Trimble has been honoured as the 2014 Player of the Year at the 28th Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Awards in the Guinness Storehouse, there(...)

Ulster coach Neil Doak: faces the reigning champions of France and Europe without long-term injured South African scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar and Irish locks Iain Henderson and Dan Touhy. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster coach Neil Doak may not have to scale the injury mountain that Matt O’Connor has to deal with at Leinster but he must plan without five of his(...)

Andrew Trimble picked up an injury to a big toe in the Pro12 game against Glasgow at Ravenhill. Photograph: Stephen Hamilton/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster backs Andrew Trimble and Luke Marshall will both miss Ireland’s November series of games, with Trimble a possible doubt for next year’s Six Na(...)