This try against the Dragons was one of five in Craig Gilroy’s last four games for Ulster. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho.

Craig Gilroy is normally a chilled spectator but during the course of last Saturday’s Six Nations three-game box set, his demeanour was a great deal m(...)

Gordon D’Arcy: 81 times capped Leinster centre has been left out of the Ireland squad to face Wales. Photograph: Craig Thomas/Inpho. 2:16

Ireland team manager Mick Kearney has presented an upbeat appraisal of injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations match against Wales at the Mil(...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy scores his side’s second try against Newport Gwent Dragons. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

Newport Gwent Dragons 26 Ulster 22Ulster Head Coach Neil Doak told his side their bid for a home semi-final will fade away if they do not put right th(...)

Ulster’s Iain Henderson (left) will get much- needed game time against Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho.

Like loosehead prop Cian Healy in Leinster and outhalf Johnny Sexton at Racing Metro, Irish lock Iain Henderson will start for Ulster against Edinbur(...)

Ulster 43 Treviso 3 This was a no-brainer, really, in that Ulster knew that they just had to produce a result against a side who have managed t(...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray in action: the scrumhalf has  been passed fit to play against Italy in Rome this Saturday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Conor Murray and Dave Kearney, two constants in last season’s victorious Six Nations side, have been passed fit to play against Italy in Rome this Sat(...)

Ireland scrumhalf Conor Murray during a training session at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Versatile Leinster back Fergus McFadden has been ruled out of Ireland’s opening two games of the Six Nations after damaging rib cartilage in the Irela(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave goes over for his hat-trick try in the Champions Cup game against Leicester at Ravenhill. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 26 Leicester 7Leicester’s already remote hopes of making the European Champions Cup quarter-finals were finally extinguished as Ulster ended th(...)

Ulster’s Iain Henderson will make his first start of the season against Leicester on Saturday. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

In one of eight Ulster changes Ireland international Iain Henderson has been named to start his first match of the season for Ulster against Leicester(...)

Ulster coach Neil Doak: “We know that it’s not going to be easy this weekend.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Pride is to be tested in a match fraught with difficulty for Neil Doak’s Ulster side. Due to a combination of injury and the IRFU player welfare prog(...)