Nick Williams celebrates after scoring Ulster’s third try in the Guiness Pro 12 game against Cardiff Blues at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye/

Ulster 24 Scarlets 17 Another home win, and another bonus point: that was what Ulster wanted and needed just as Les Kiss comes on board and Tom(...)

Sam Arnold has been named  at outside centre for Ulster’s clash with Cardiff Blues. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Four games in and Ulster’s record already has a familiar feel to it. Two hefty home wins and the same number of defeats on the road have done s(...)

Andrew Trimble training with his Ulster team-mates at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast, on Thursday. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho.

Ulster v Treviso Kingspan Stadium, 6.05 BBC2 NI At last there is something to market for Ulster’s return to action after their three-week World Cup en(...)

Leinster’s Jack Conan scores a try against Ulster during their pre-season friendly at Kinsgpan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph:  Inpho

Ulster 21 Leinster 24 Leo Cullen’s tenure as Leinster coach began in ideal style with his shadow squad, a mixture of youth and some notable exp(...)

Ulster’s Rory Best in action with Montpellier’s Fulgence Ouedraogo at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

MONTPELLIER 8 ULSTER 25: So, yet another momentous milestone in Ulster’s hoped for evolution towards realising their goal of reaching Europe’s summit.(...)

Ulster’s Michael Allen tackled to touch just before scoring by Manoa Vosawai and Edoardo Gori of Benetton Treviso. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

ULSTER 32 (Tries: Allen 2, Marshall, Bowe, Best; Pen: Jackson; Cons: Jackson 2)TREVISO 13 (Try: Barbieri; Pens: Berquist, Di Bernardo; Con: Barbieri)U(...)

A general view of a revamped Ravenhill where Ulster beat Leinster in a pre-season friendly.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster 21 Leinster 19: As is the way with pre-season friendlies the result was always secondary to what was essentially a hit-out for the expanded an(...)