Jonny Bell, seen here  taking to Ulster centre Darren Cave, will join Gloucester from next season with former Waratahs defence coach Joe Barakat joining the province as an assistant coach. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Former Waratahs defence coach Joe Barakat will join Ulster on a two-year deal as an assistant coach this summer, with the province also confirming t(...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy is tackled by the Scarlets’ Michael Tagicakibau during Saturday’s clash. Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd

There was a moment during the second half of Ulster’s home game against Scarlets when Gareth Owen picked up the ball deep in his own half and went on(...)

Neil Doak in discussion with Ulster captain Rory Best last week. Doak is set to succeed Mark Anscombe as Ulster coach over the next few days. Photograph: Inpho.

Neil Doak is this week set to be confirmed as the next head coach of Ulster in succession to Mark Anscombe, who parted company with the province at th(...)

  Ulster’s Dan Tuohy left the field shortly after scoring a try against Cardiff. Photograph: Simon King / Inpho

Ulster lock Dan Tuohy is facing a length lay-off after sustaining a suspected fracture to his right forearm in the win over Cardiff Blues. The 29-year(...)

Mark Anscombe: had signed a one-year extension to his contract in February that would have kept him in situ until the end of the 2014-2015 season. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The niceties dictate that the phrase ‘parted company’ is employed but effectively Ulster have sacked Mark Anscombe. The New Zealander did not know wh(...)