Ulster’s Luke Marshall is back in the Ulster team for the visit of the Scarlets. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye

Last weekend’s dramatic victory in Edinburgh - when Ulster somehow resisted being reduced to 13 men for the final six minutes - has ended up fuelling (...)

Ireland's Jordi Murphy in the 2014 Six Nations match against England at Twickenham. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Rugby’s “unseen work” is a term that can be bandied about during rugby commentary. It’s usually spoken of with regard to forwards, particularly the(...)

Jack Conan has been rewarded for a series of standout  displays for Leinster with a place in an extended 46-man Ireland and Wolfhounds squad. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Jack Conan’s standout season with Leinster has been rewarded with a place in Joe Schmidt’s extended 46-man Ireland squad for the opening Six Nations g(...)

Ulster’s Dan Tuohy will miss the Six Nations after thumb surgery. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Ulster and Ireland secondrow Dan Tuohy will miss the majority of the Six Nations Championship because of thumb surgery. The player suffered a torn lig(...)

Jared Payne has returned to the Ulster squad for the province’s trip to play Benetton Treviso. (Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

Ulster have named two changes from the side beaten by Leinster at the RDS last weekend for tomorrow’s trip to Italy to play Benetton Treviso.Louis Lud(...)

Ireland international secondrow Dan Tuohy has signed a three-year extension to his contract at the province. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland international secondrow Dan Tuohy has signed a three-year extension to his contract that will keep him at the province until the summer of 201(...)

Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip receives treatment from physio Garreth Farrell during the weekend’s match with Ulster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Now that Mr Indestructible, Jamie Heaslip, has sustained right shoulder damage, the provincial coaches are in agreement on one point after Leinster’s(...)

Jamie Heaslip at the pre-match press conference. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

As regular season games go, the stakes here are higher than is even usually the case for an interpro derby. Aside from the manifold implications at th(...)

Paddy Jackson returns from a shoulder injury for Ulster’s Guinness Pro 12 clash with Connacht on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye/

Ireland international outhalf Paddy Jackson returns from a shoulder injury to take his place in the Ulster side for the sold-out Guinness Pro 12 fixtu(...)

Ulster’s Ian Humphreys charges through the Scarlets defence during the province’s victory at Kingspan stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Ulster fulfilled the pre-match remit of winning with a bonus point, but the victory extracted a high tariff as five players went off injured. Stuart O(...)