Peter Stringer of Bath dives over for a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Leicester Tigers on Saturday. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

John O’SullivanThere’s no doubting the performance of the day in the Aviva English Premiership belonged to Bath as they thumped the Leicester Tigers b(...)

Ulster’s Michael Heaney avoids the tackles of Munster’s Casey Laulala and Felix Jones to score a try during the RaboDirect Pro 12 game Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 17 Ulster 19: Ulster would have taken most of the encouragement and the plaudits from this encounter long before the end, but as it transpired(...)

Old Belvedere’s Josh Eden and Kieran O’Gorman tackle  Graham Lawlor of Cork Constitution at Anglesea Road. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

OLD BELVEDERE and Cork Constitution played out a 3-3 draw in horrendous conditions in Saturday’s Ulster Bank League Division One A game at Anglesea R(...)

Ian Porter starts for Ulster at scrumhalf after his match-winning cameo off the bench against Leinster in pre-season. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Off and on the pitch, Ulster’s season is still taking shape. Nevertheless, last week’s opening defeat away to the Dragons intensifies their need to ma(...)