Ulster outhalf Paddy Jackson runs in a try late in the  Guinness Pro 12 victory over Leinster at  Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 30 Leinster 6 Ulster put one foot into the play-offs, and ensured Leinster will have to beat Treviso next Saturday if they are to ensure a hom(...)

 Ulster outhalf Paddy Jackson: his form as playmaker-cum-goalkicker is atoning for the somewhat so-so form of Ruan Pienaar this season. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The 12th and last interpro derby of the regular Guinness Pro 12 season is as significant and seismic as any of the 11 that have preceded it. Aside fr(...)

Johnny Sexton starts for Leinster against Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Johnny Sexton returns to the Leinster side for Saturday’s inter-provincial clash with Ulster. Sexton’s last appearance saw him score 16 points to gu(...)

Devin Toner during Leinster training ahead of their Pro12 clash with Ulster. Photo: Inpho

When it comes to provinces playing each other there is sometimes nothing to be said that hasn’t been said before. Testy matches between players w(...)

Tommy Bowe offloads on his scoring return for Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Zebre 17 Ulster 47 This was an opportunity that Ulster simply couldn’t afford to turn down, in both the scramble for the playoffs and a place at Euro(...)

Tommy Bowe returns for Ulster on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Tommy Bowe is set to make his first Ulster appearance of the season against Zebre on Saturday. Bowe missed Ireland’s Six Nations campaign after picki(...)

Glasgow’s Stuart Hogg is tackled by Ruan Pienaar of Ulster during the Guinness Pro 12 game at  Scotstoun. Photograph: Russell Cheyne

Glasgow Warriors 27 Ulster 17 Ulster’s position in the top four of the Guinness Pro 12 became just a little more insecure after Glasgow Warriors prod(...)

Iain Henderson returns for Ulster against Glasgow on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Iain Henderson is set to make his comeback from injury for Ulster against Glasgow Warriors on Friday night. In total Les Kiss has made five changes t(...)

Sharks’  Franco Marais  tackles Jaguares’  Santiago Cordero  during the Super Rugby clash in Durban, South Africa. Photograph: Anesh Debikyanesh/AFP/Getty

Once again I found myself enthralled by the Argentinian Super Rugby experience with Los Jaguares still on the road in Africa. The previous weekend it (...)

Jared Payne is set to link up with Robbie Henshaw for Ireland’s game against Italy at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

Simon Zebo and Jared Payne are set to be restored to a more familiar looking Irish line-up around lunchtime on Thursday, when Joe Schmidt unveils Ire(...)