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(...)

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(...)

Craig Gilroy (left) and Tommy Bowe come in to the Ulster side for their Pro12 game against Zebre in Parma. Photograph: Stephen Hamilton/Inpho.

Zebre v Ulster, Stadio Lanfranchi, Parma, Satuirday, 4pm Irish time (BBC 1) Ulster, like so many teams on this taut run-in for a home semi-final pl(...)

Ulster’s Sam Arnold is tackled by Cardiff Blues’ Rhys Patchell during the Guinness Pro 12 game at Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Kevin Barnes/Inpho

Cardiff Blues 23 Ulster 13 Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss has called on his men to complete the Italian job after their capitulation at the Cardif(...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy finishes off a brilliant try despite the attemped tackle from Sacrlets’    Gareth Owen during the Guinness Pro 12 game  at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 20 Scarlets 21 This time there was no get out of jail card for Ulster and their recent trend of still managing to win despite clearly misfirin(...)

Outhalf Paddy Jackson will captain Ulster against the Scarlets. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Press Eye

Ulster v Scarlets, Kingspan Stadium, Sunday, 3pm (BBC) Stuart Olding continues to display his versatility by once again lining out at fullback in (...)

Ulster’s Sam Arnold is tackled by Connacht’s Ciaran Gaffney during an ‘A’ Interprovincial at Deramore Park in Belfast. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye/

Ulster have confirmed that centre Sammy Arnold will join Munster on a two-year deal this summer. The 19-year-old former Irish Exiles player from Surr(...)

Luke Fitzgerald is set to miss Ireland’s Six Nations campaign after suffering medial ligament damage to his left knee. Photograph:   Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Luke Fitzgerald is set to miss Ireland’s Six Nations campaign after suffering suspected medial ligament damage in his left knee during Friday’s open t(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave searching for space between Simone Ferrari and Tom Palmer of Treviso during the Guinness Pro 12 game at Stadio Comunale Monigo in Treviso. Photograph:  Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Benetton Treviso 13 Ulster 32 Ulster coach Les Kiss saw his side put in another big second-half performance as they secured a bonus-point win over Tr(...)

Ulster flanker Sean Reidy  drives for the try line despite the attentions of  Valentin Ursache of  Oyonnax during the Champions Cup game at Kingspan Stadium  in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

An eight-try 56-3 thumping of Oyonnax put Ulster in as strong a position as they could have hoped for as they waited to learn whether it would be enou(...)