Ulster Rugby squad training at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast, ahead of their Pro12 semi-final against Glasgow at Scotstoun. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho.

What makes Ulster a lesser proposition than last season or when they reached the 2012 European Cup final is the reduction of power forwards. Johann M(...)

Ulster have made 11 changes for the Pro12 semi-final. Photo: Russell Pritchard/Inpho

Ulster have welcomed back 11 players who did not feature in last weekend’s defeat against Glasgow, for their Pro12 semi-final against the same opposit(...)

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend: his team  have won 16 of their 22 Pro12 games in the regular league. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

They coined a name for a pass he gave Gavin Hastings in 1995. Gregor Townsend’s magical reverse for a dramatic last-minute 23-21 victory against Fran(...)

“Sometimes the margins between winning and losing can be really small,” says Munster’s Paul O’Connell. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

The injection of importance which the new meritocratic European qualifying order has given the Guinness Pro12 is amply demonstrated by the ramificatio(...)

Ian Humphreys will start at outhalf for Ulster in their game away to Glasgow. Photo: Ian MacNicol/Inpho/Presseye

The draw with Munster in Belfast appears to have made up Neil Doak’s mind. Sure, that sharp cut-out pass by Paddy Jackson and touchline conversion (...)

Stuart McCloskey starts for Ulster away at Glasgow on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

With a Pro 12 play-off place secured and a number of players picking up injuries in last weekend’s draw with Munster, Ulster boss Neil Doak has made a(...)

Ulster’s Iain Henderson faces disciplinary hearing in Wales today after being sent off against Munster on Saturday. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster find out today whether they will be without Iain Henderson for the remainder of their Guinness Pro 12 campaign. The 23-year-old, who faces a d(...)

Glasgow Warriors’ final regular season game against Ulster on Saturday is a 10,000 sell-out. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors have announced that their Guinness Pro 12 game with Ulster at Scotstoun on Saturday has sold out in record time and that a crowd(...)

If Henderson receives a  ban in excess of two or three playing weeks it would carry into next season and the World Cp warm-up matches. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Iain Henderson faces an anxious wait to discover the consequences of his contentious, 74th-minute red card in Saturday’s 23-23 draw at the Kingspan(...)

Roger Wilson will make his 132nd league appearance against Munster, a record for any Ulster player. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

The stage could hardly be set any better. The two in-form Irish contenders for the title meet at an 18,000-capacity Kingspan Stadium with the prize a(...)