Jared Payne is given a  red card by referee Jerome Garces as Johann Muller looks on. Photograph: Inpho

Out of Ulster’s defeat sprung a debate over penalising the injury or the action. As Jared Payne left Ravenhill in disbelief after being shown t(...)

Ulster’s  Nick Williams returns to the backrow.

Injuries are rarely opportune but Ulster’s Stuart Olding will be especially miffed to miss out after suffering a concussion in last week’s victory. An(...)

Paul Marshall comes in at scrumhalf for Ulster against the Newport Dragons as Ruan Pienaar moves to 10. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Perhaps it’s a good thing for Ulster this weekend that the Dragons are struggling near the foot of the table. With coach Mark (...)

“Jack of all trades, master of none,” says Iain Henderson finding self-deprecation the easiest refuge a few days before Sarace(...)

Edinburgh’s Ross Rennie and Netani Talei tackle Ulster’s Robbie Diack during last night’s RaboDirect Pro12 game at Murrayfield. Photograph: Graham Stuart/Inpho

Edinburgh 14 Ulster 8: Almost four weeks after Ireland's defeat to Scotland, the (...)