Ulster’s Dan Tuohy will miss the Six Nations after thumb surgery. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Ulster and Ireland secondrow Dan Tuohy will miss the majority of the Six Nations Championship because of thumb surgery. The player suffered a torn lig(...)

Connacht captain John Muldoon and  coach Pat Lam during the Ulster v Connacht Pro12  game at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast, on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam has expressed disappointment at this season’s annual St Stephen’s Day fixture being rearranged to take place against Ulster in (...)

Nick Williams of Ulster is tackled by Emyr Phillips and Samson Lee of Scarlets at Ravenhill last weekend. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Nick Williams and Wiehahn Herbst will not be included in Ulster’s squad as the province continue to count the cost of their bonus point win over Scarl(...)

Inside centre Luke Marshall (with ball) makes a break duruing yesterday’s Ireland squad session at Carton House in Co Kildare. Photograph: 
Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Clearly, there won’t be 15 Untouchables under Joe Schmidt’s watch. While the new Ireland head coach has to be taken at his word that his selection pol(...)

Paul O’Connell at Ireland training in Carton House yesterday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Ireland’s twin totems, Paul O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll, are set to be re-united in an Irish team next Saturday for the first time since the 2(...)

The Irish provinces have all drawn testing groups in the 2013/14 Heineken Cup. Photograph: Inpho

This year’s French champions Castres and the team that had one hand on the Heineken Cup in 2010-11 before Leinster snatched it from them, Northampton,(...)