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(...)