Jared Payne:  Silver lining in Ulster’s defeat in London last Saturday was the performance of Jared Payne at fullback. Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

Darren Cave and Nick Williams are available for selection for Ulster’s pivotal Champions Cup clash with Oyonnax at the Kingspan Stadium on Saturday as(...)

Ulster’s Jared Payne looks set to be fit for selection for the Six Nations while Iain Henderson is targeting the summer test series with South Africa. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster’s decision to register Jared Payne with EPC rugby suggests that the Ireland international could be in line to return to competitive rugby befor(...)

“We know it’s going to be a massive physical challenge, especially against a French side, and we’ve got to make sure that we’re disciplined,” said Neil Doak. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

The Ulster head coach Neil Doak yesterday indicated that the province will look to rotate their squad to some degree, in so much as their extensive (...)

Les Kiss took over as director of rugby at Ulster after the World Cup and has brought a new intensity of play to the province. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Briefly slip back to last September at the FA national training centre deep among the pines of middle England. Before a squad meeting there grappled J(...)

 Luke Marshall is one of several players to impress during Ulster’s recent run, including back-to-back wins over Toulouse. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty

Rarely have the interprovincial festive derbies found Munster and Leinster at such a low ebb. Time was, and perhaps still is to a degree, when this w(...)

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss. Photograph:  Brian Little/Inpho/Presseye

Connacht will have their own particular set of challenges when they touch down in the heart of Siberia and face whatever the sub zero elements present(...)

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss: It’s getting tougher with English clubs getting salary cap rises. It’s going to be like a shark pool for talent so we want to have an environment that people want to stay in.” Photograph: Inpho

Les Kiss, just his second day in the job and he still can’t shake off Argentina. As he adjusts from life at international level and the World Cup vall(...)

Munster winger Simon Zebo will start against Ulster. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s not been the most uplifting of weeks for Anthony Foley and Neil Doak as their teams prepare to do battle in the season’s first interprovincial. F(...)

Simon Zebo starts for Munster against Ulster at Thomond Park on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Simon Zebo starts on the right wing for Munster on Friday night as they take on Ulster in the season’s first inter-provincial clash at Thomond Park. A(...)

Tommy Bowe will miss Ireland’s Six Nations campaign following the knee injury he picked up during the World Cup defeat to Argentina. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland and Ulster winger Tommy Bowe is facing six months on the sidelines after he underwent surgery to repair the knee injury he sustained during Ir(...)