Franco van der Merwe has signed a contract extention with Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster have announced secondrow Franco van der Merwe has signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at Ravenhill until June 2017. The 32-year-(...)

Rory Best returns to lead Les Kiss’s Ulster against Toulouse. Photograph: Inpho

Alan O’Connor will make just his 15th appearance for Ulster after being named in the secondrow alongside Franco van der Merwe for Friday night’s Champ(...)

Tommy Bowe: “If we can pull out a big performance this Friday we are going to be right back in it again.” Ian MacNicol/Presseye/Inpho

The rehabilitation process for injured sportspeople is a regimented grind, occasionally mind-numbing in monotony, and when conducted alone a test of (...)

Ulster’s Iain Henderson goes off injured in the early stages of the Guinness Pro 12 game against Edinburgh. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 14 Edinburgh 7 This was just about winning and, for that, Ulster were good for their hard-earned four points at a weather-blasted Kingspan Sta(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave will line out in the centre alongside Luke Marshall. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There were rumblings last week that Oyonnax players were very unhappy with head coach Olivier Azam and on Thursday the club rolled the dice by firi(...)

Ulster’s Paul Marshall impressed in his team’s away win over the Newport Gwent Dragons. Photograph: Craig Thomas/Inpho

NG Dragons 12 Ulster 19 A stuttering Ulster clicked into gear when it mattered most to earn a battling 19-12 Guinness Pro12 triumph over the Ne(...)

Sam Arnold has been named  at outside centre for Ulster’s clash with Cardiff Blues. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Four games in and Ulster’s record already has a familiar feel to it. Two hefty home wins and the same number of defeats on the road have done s(...)

Craig Gilroy scored twice as Ulster routed Treviso on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster 48 Treviso 7 Ulster really needed this one after their debacle at the Scarlets and on the night when Andrew Trimble made his 190th appearance t(...)

Andrew Trimble training with his Ulster team-mates at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast, on Thursday. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho.

Ulster v Treviso Kingspan Stadium, 6.05 BBC2 NI At last there is something to market for Ulster’s return to action after their three-week World Cup en(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt faces a number of difficult decisions when it comes to selecting his squad for the World Cup.

Some celebrated outside backs are likely to miss out on the Ireland 31-man squad when it is submitted to the World Cup organisers by 5pm on Monday. No(...)