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 (...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw and head coach Pat Lam share a joke during the week. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Lam is hopeful that his players will be back firing on all cylinders tomorrow evening (6pm) as they welcome a Toulouse side hell bent on revenge t(...)

Dave McSharry: returns to the Connacht line-up for   a first start in ten months.

Pat Lam might legitimately wonder when he’s due a change in fortune but he might also concede that Connacht need to be more creative in their patterns(...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam is struggling with an escalation of injury problems. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Sport has an uncanny knack of reuniting people. On Friday night at the RDS Leinster outhalf Ian Madigan shifted to inside centre for the last nine min(...)

Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip celebrates as the referee awards a late penalty try against Connacht. Photograph: Inpho

LEINSTER 16 CONNACHT 13Allowing for the League’s inflated attendances, 15,000-plus people paid to watch proceedings, our national broadcasters beamed (...)

Leinster’s Rob Kearney and Dan Parks of Connacht 	challenge for the ball during the RaboDirect Pro12 game at the  RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 16 Connacht 13: Connacht were just three minutes away from a famous interprovincial derby victory at the RDS, but Leinster pulled it out of t(...)

 George Naoupu stretches for the line to score his side’s opening try against Zebre at the Stadio XXV Aprile in Parma. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Zebre 6 Connacht 33Head coach Pat Lam is hoping Connacht are coming into form at just the right time. Having negotiated a tricky assignment to preserv(...)

Connacht’s George Naoupu stretches to score Connacht’s first try despite the tackle of Zebre’s Matias Aguero. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Zebre 6 Connacht 33: Connacht’s slim hopes of qualifying from Heineken Cup Pool Three were resurrected in Parma where they saw off European whipping b(...)

Andrew Trimble return for Ulster after finger surgery. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland winger Andrew Trimble has recovered from injury and is included in the Ulster team to face RaboDirect Pro12 leaders the Ospreys at the Liberty(...)

 Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw is tackled by Kameli Ratuvou of Zebre. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 25 Zebre 16: Pat Lam’s stewardship of Connacht began on a positive note as they swept Zebre aside for an opening RaboDirect PRO12 win at the(...)

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