Ireland  international wing Tommy Bowe attending the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of John Wilson “Jack” Kyle, former Ireland and Lions rugby player in Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, Belfast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Irish rugby legends have paid tribute to the one considered the greatest of them all as they joined friends and family of the late Jack Kyle at a spec(...)

Ireland rugby captain Paul O’Connell and head coach Joe Schmidt walk out at the Aviva Stadium ahead of the final game   in the three-game  Guinness Series against Australia on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Let’s do “a Joe” on it here, for, in many ways, Ireland merely achieved what by rights should have been expected of them, especially if they are to ta(...)

Ulster hooker Rory Best goes through his paces with the Ireland squad at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland approach their final Guinness Series Test in ruder health than Joe Schmidt and the management ticket might have envisaged. Saturday’s rendezv(...)

Lewis Stevenson: “We perhaps let ourselves down a little bit which just adds to the frustration.” Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

Ulster are hurting. The last two weekends in the European Rugby Champions Cup have seen them lose to Leicester Tigers at Welford Road and then watch T(...)

Ulster coach Neil Doak: faces the reigning champions of France and Europe without long-term injured South African scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar and Irish locks Iain Henderson and Dan Touhy. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster coach Neil Doak may not have to scale the injury mountain that Matt O’Connor has to deal with at Leinster but he must plan without five of his(...)

Les Kiss: delighted to get the security in the long term and is focused on next year. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/Jonathan Porter

In addition to confirming that Neil Doak will be Ulster’s head coach on a full-time basis, the IRFU has also announced that Les Kiss will resume his d(...)

Fergus McFadden leaves the field on a stretcher after injuring his ankle in the Guinness Pro12 game against Munster at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Fergus McFadden is a major doubt for Ireland’s autumn Test series after being ruled out of action for six weeks with a “pretty significant” ankle stra(...)

Leinster’s Seán O’Brien in action against Glasgow Warriors in Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow, earlier this month in the sides’ Guinness Pro12 rugby clash. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Seán O’Brien will see a specialist this week with regard to an ongoing shoulder problem, which, although officially little is being made of it, must (...)

Jake White: coached South Africa to victory at the 2007 World Cup. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Adding fuel to the rumour that he has been linked with the vacant position of Ulster Director of Rugby, Jake White has stood down from the same job wi(...)

Ulster lock Dan Tuohy fractured his right forearm in the win over Cardiff Blues last weekend.
Ulster bring in Raaymakers as cover
  • Pro12
  • September 26, 2014, 10:55

With Dan Tuohy and Iain Henderson on the long-term injury list, Ulster have brought in New Zealand underage international Ronald Raaymakers to provide(...)