Ulster outhalf Paddy Jackson runs in a try late in the  Guinness Pro 12 victory over Leinster at  Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 30 Leinster 6 Ulster put one foot into the play-offs, and ensured Leinster will have to beat Treviso next Saturday if they are to ensure a hom(...)

 Ulster outhalf Paddy Jackson: his form as playmaker-cum-goalkicker is atoning for the somewhat so-so form of Ruan Pienaar this season. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The 12th and last interpro derby of the regular Guinness Pro 12 season is as significant and seismic as any of the 11 that have preceded it. Aside fr(...)

Johnny Sexton starts for Leinster against Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Johnny Sexton returns to the Leinster side for Saturday’s inter-provincial clash with Ulster. Sexton’s last appearance saw him score 16 points to gu(...)

Devin Toner during Leinster training ahead of their Pro12 clash with Ulster. Photo: Inpho

When it comes to provinces playing each other there is sometimes nothing to be said that hasn’t been said before. Testy matches between players w(...)

Craig Gilroy (left) and Tommy Bowe come in to the Ulster side for their Pro12 game against Zebre in Parma. Photograph: Stephen Hamilton/Inpho.

Zebre v Ulster, Stadio Lanfranchi, Parma, Satuirday, 4pm Irish time (BBC 1) Ulster, like so many teams on this taut run-in for a home semi-final pl(...)

Tommy Bowe returns for Ulster on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Tommy Bowe is set to make his first Ulster appearance of the season against Zebre on Saturday. Bowe missed Ireland’s Six Nations campaign after picki(...)

George Kruis has been cleared of biting. Photograph: Getty

England lock George Kruis has been cleared of biting after a citing described by Saracens forwards coach Alex Sanderson as an “absolute travesty” was (...)

Robbie Henshaw starts at fullback for Connacht against Ulster on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster and Connacht welcome back their international heavyweights for Friday night’s Pro 12 fixture at Ravenhill. Les Kiss’s side are currently fifth(...)

Jared Payne is set to link up with Robbie Henshaw for Ireland’s game against Italy at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

Simon Zebo and Jared Payne are set to be restored to a more familiar looking Irish line-up around lunchtime on Thursday, when Joe Schmidt unveils Ire(...)

Ulster’s Jason Stockdale in action against Scarlets. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Ulster v Zebre, Kingspan Stadium, 7.35pm (BBC 2) It’s a measure of Jacob Stockdale’s recent performances that the talented Rory Scholes has agreed (...)