Ulster centre Darren Cave  breaks clear to score a try during the European Champions Cup match against Scarlets at parc y Scarlets. Photograph:    Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Scarlets 22 Ulster 13James Davies scored a late try as Scarlets beat Ulster 22-13 at Parc y Scarlets to keep their chances alive of reaching the knock(...)

Ulster’s Ian Humphreys charges through the Scarlets defence during the European Rugby Champions Cup at the Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Luke Marshall may have returned but Stuart Olding, Wiehahn Herbst, Nick Williams and Stuart McCloskey stack Ulster’s injury pile higher than Neil D(...)

Scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar scores Ulster’s second try against the Scarlets at the Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It’s not often a player who’s just been the recipient of a yellow card receives a standing ovation but that was the case when the Ulster supporters ro(...)

 Darren Cave, seen here scoring a try in  Ulster’s  Champions Cup win over Scarlets has signed a new three-year deal with the province. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ireland centre Darren Cave has signed a new three-year deal that will see the 27-year-old stay at Ulster until the summer of 2018 at least.Cave has be(...)

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(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave scores a try despite the tackle of Scarlets’ Scott Williams during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at  Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 24 Scarlets 9Ulster delivered the bonus-point victory but the tariff was mighty high in terms of injuries. During the course of a hard-fought c(...)

Darren Cave scored two tries against the Ospreys in Ulster’s 25-16 victory in the   Guinness Pro 12 game at the  Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 25 Ospreys 16Ulster somehow toughed this one out to become the first side to down the Ospreys in this season’s Guinness Pro12 on a foul night o(...)

Jared Payne injured his foot during the victory over South Africa and has failed to recover in time to face the Wallabies at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday

Jared Payne has been ruled out of consideration for the Ireland team ahead of Saturday’s test match against Australia at the Aviva stadium. The Ulster(...)

 Ireland’s Dave Kilcoyne scores a try despite the attentions of  David Kacharava of Georgia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/ Inpho 5:37

Ireland 49 Georgia 7 This was always the worry. Even the All Blacks, having been completely redesigned for yesterday’s narrow escape in Murrayf(...)

Darren Cave in action during Ireland’s training session at Carton House on Friday. The Ulster centre has been named in the side to play Georgia on Sunday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 3:55

In from the cold comes Darren Cave, despite losing his centre berth at Ulster to Jared Payne this season, while Munster lock Dave Foley and Leinster f(...)