Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw celebrates with fans after the most-prized scalp of a Leinster defeat. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht, for however long, are hogging it for once, and for all the right reasons. Having won their first three games for the first time, in the post(...)

Luke Marshall at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

Luke Marshall has had his problems. Concussion followed by concussion along with Gordon D’Arcy’s refusal to go quietly into the international wildern(...)

Former Ulster coach Mark Anscombe in Ravenhill last season. But who will replace interim coach Les Kiss when he returns to the national squad? Photograph:  Brian Little/Presseye/Inpho

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne says there is not a problem in Ulster rugby. With interim coach Les Kiss soon to leave to rejoin Joe Schmidt in the(...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy.  “I feel like I’m in with a shout and I can perform to my best again.” Photo: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

Ulster coach Mark Anscombe’s departure was messy and abrupt and following in the wake of director of rugby David Humphreys taking the boat to Gloucest(...)

At the launch of the Guinness Pro12 season at Park Royal, London, were (left to right) Munster’s Peter O’Mahony, Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip, Ulster’s Rory Best and Connacht’s John Muldoon. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

While losing a captain and a head coach may be regarded as unfortune, to lose a director of rugby like David Humphreys, such a part of the Ulster furn(...)

Ulster head coach Les Kiss
Ulster name side to face Exeter
  • Pro12
  • August 21, 2014, 18:33

Ian Humphreys will make his first appearance in an Ulster shirt since 2012 when the province step up their pre-season preparations with a friendly (...)

Number eight Roger Wilson made his Ulster debut in 2003. Photograph: Inpho

As one of Ulster’s longest serving players, who made his debut almost 11 years ago and is embarking upon the third season of eight overall in what is (...)

Former Ireland and Ulster hooker Allen Clarke will coach the forwards at his former province this season. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Former Ireland and Ulster hooker Allen Clarke has been confirmed as the province’s new forwards coach for the coming season. Clarke won eight internat(...)

Ireland forwards coach Peter Bracken talks to his players during an Irish squad session at the  FFR HQ, Marcoussis, Paris. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Enda McNulty, Irish rugby’s motivational guru, will not be pleased by this World Cup portrait starting with a splash of negative hue. It’s those dark (...)

Franco van der Merwe, Louis Ludik and Tommy Bowe at Ravenhill on Wednesday night for the launch of the new kit for the season. Photograph: Inpho

Ordinarily it would have just been a run-of-the mill shirt launch for Ulster’s new season but then things have hardly been functioning that normally (...)