Mark Anscombe: had signed a one-year extension to his contract in February that would have kept him in situ until the end of the 2014-2015 season. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The niceties dictate that the phrase ‘parted company’ is employed but effectively Ulster have sacked Mark Anscombe. The New Zealander did not know wh(...)

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Emerging Ireland will travel to Romania in June to take part in the 2014 IRB Nations Cup which will see a development squad play three matches(...)

Tommy Bowe

Tommy Bowe’s troublesome groin injury will sideline him for a tad longer than anticipated as he will miss Ulster’s RaboDirect (...)

Ulster’s Declan Fitzpatrick who is an injury doubt for the upcoming international Tests and Chris Henry who has signed a new deal, Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

The Ireland training squad for the November internationals could be released today. The problem finalising the group for Joe Schmidt’s new coaching ti(...)

Tommy Bowe could make his seasonal return this weekend. Photograph:  Huw Evans/Inpho

Ulster’s Lions duo of Tommy Bowe and Rory Best are set to make their seasonal returns this Friday for the home game against Treviso, while Craig Gilro(...)

Rory Best will captain Ireland on the tour. Photograph: Inpho

Les Kiss, Ireland’s interim head coach, will be part of Joe Schmidt’s management team on a three year contrac(...)