Stuart McCloskey: the highly-rated Ulster centre will be in action for Emerging Ireland against Russia. Photo: Kevin Boyes/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland’s participation in the IRB Nations Cup – they played in the Tiblisi Cup last year – is fundamentally to secure a competitive outlet for what m(...)

Leinster’s Mike McCarthy will captain the Emerging Ireland squad at the IRB  Nations Cup in June. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Five full internationals have been named in a 26-strong Emerging Ireland squad for the three game IRB Nations Cup in Romania in mid-June.Connacht’s Da(...)

Ulster’s Callum Black: “We have to take it to them from the start and fight it out.” Photograph: Inpho

There’s a Wildean line often misquoted. Ulster can take it any way they wish. But to lose one player to a red card maybe regarded as a misfortune, to (...)

Ulster’s Chris Henry makes a charge in the Heineken Cup match against Montpellier earlier this season. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.
Heineken Cup 10/1/2014Ulster vs MontpellierUlster’s Chris HenryMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

There may be a triage unit veneer to Ulster’s training facility at Newforge given the high volume of injuries. Throw-in the nature of(...)

Ulster forwards Rory Best, Callum Black and Dan Tuohy arrive for training at  Pirrie Park in Belfast on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland hooker Rory Best will make his 150th appearance for Ulster in Saturday’s Heineken Cup Pool 5 decider away to Leicester Tigers at Welford Road (...)

Ulster’s Dan Tuohy breaks free to score a try against Treviso last weekend: Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Ulster coach Mark Anscombe has named the same side that took to the field at Ravenhill last Saturday for tomorrow afternoon’s return fixture against T(...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy has been moved to the left wing for the trip to Zebre. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Ricky Andrew’s introduction at fullback is one of six changed to the Ulster side that beat Edinburgh 41-17 ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Zebre in (...)

 Stuart Olding   in action during the Heineken Cup match between Ulster and Leicester Tigers at Ravenhill . Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Olding moves to fullback for Ulster
  • Rugby
  • October 24, 2013, 13:10

Ulster coach Mark Anscombe, has made two personnel changes and one positional switch to the team that beat Montpellier for tomorrow night’s game again(...)

New Connacht signing Craig Clarke (centre of picture) has been named in the secondrow for the game against Ulster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht and Ulster both make three changes to their starting lime-ups for the first interprovincial meeting of the season in the RaboDirect Pro 12 at(...)

Outhalf Jimmy Gopperth will make his competitive debut for Leinster in their RaboDirect opener away to Scarlets. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rugby team news: Leinster have made seven changes to their side from last weekend’s friendly defeat to Northampton for Friday night’s RaboDirect opene(...)