South Africa’s Springboks Ruan Pienaar leaves the field during their Rugby Championship match against New Zealand’s All Blacks at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Photograph: Anthony Phelps/Reuters

The extent of the medial ligament damage to Ruan Pienaar’s knee, an injury sustained while playing for South Africa against New Zealand on Saturday w(...)

Ulster’s Chris Henry makes a charge in the Heineken Cup match against Montpellier earlier this season. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.
Heineken Cup 10/1/2014Ulster vs MontpellierUlster’s Chris HenryMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

There may be a triage unit veneer to Ulster’s training facility at Newforge given the high volume of injuries. Throw-in the nature of(...)

Ulster prop Declan Fitzpatrick has won seven international caps for Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Ulster prop Declan Fitzpatrick may not play rugby again this season. The Irish capped player, who spent two days in a Glasgow (...)

Stephen Ferris injured his left ankle in training but is expected to back for Leinster game in a fortnight’s time.

The inclusion of the words ankle injury in a sentence that contains the name Stephen Ferris induces a sharp intake of breath and not (...)

Ulster forwards Rory Best, Callum Black and Dan Tuohy arrive for training at  Pirrie Park in Belfast on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland hooker Rory Best will make his 150th appearance for Ulster in Saturday’s Heineken Cup Pool 5 decider away to Leicester Tigers at Welford Road (...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy leaves the pitch with a broken nose during the Heineken Cup pool game against Montpellier at Ravenhill. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland internationals Craig Gilroy and Declan Fitzpatrick are both serious doubts for Ulster’s winner takes all Heineken Cup clash with Leicester at (...)

Stephen Ferris has been given a contract extension by Ulster.

Ulster have agreed another short-term contract extension with Stephen Ferris as he continues his rehabilitation from an ankle injury. Ferris has not p(...)

Paddy Wallace: “I hope that I can bring a few players along with me because I am so pumped up to play again at Ravenhill”. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

Zebre really is a bad idea. Battered 64-3 by Saracens last weekend and languishing at the bottom of the Pro 12 table, alongside Connacht, with only on(...)

Ulster’s Dan Tuohy breaks free to score a try against Treviso last weekend: Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Ulster coach Mark Anscombe has named the same side that took to the field at Ravenhill last Saturday for tomorrow afternoon’s return fixture against T(...)

 Mark Anscombe:  has to find a replacement for the departing John Afoa.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster, much like Leinster, are poised to enter the festive period with a near flawless European record. It makes the cleaning up of some obvious prob(...)