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(...)

 Ulster’s Peter Nelson: went well in the victory over the Ospreys though a groin niggle meant Stuart McCloskey took the placekicks, Photograph: Inpho

Despite the fairly emphatic nature of their 28-6 bonus point thumping of the Ospreys in last weekend’s Pro12 opener, in Belfast, Ulster know they h(...)

Ulster centre Darren Cave has said the pursuit of a place at the Rugby World Cup took over his life. Photograph: Inpho

A place on the bench in Twickenham can bring its own strains. But at least Darren Cave is there. He’s on the plane. He’s in the squad. He’s got his ti(...)

Andrew Trimble:  can expect quite a welcome when he trots out at the Kingspan Stadium to make up one part of a pretty decent back three which should be completed by Craig Gilroy and Louis Ludik. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

With still much debate being aired over Andrew Trimble’s omission for Joe Schmidt’s final World Cup squad, Ulster’s Guinness PRO12 opener against the (...)

Ulster winger Andrew Trimble gets over for a try in the pre-season game against Edinburgh at Goldenacre. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Inpho/Presseye

Edinburgh 23 Ulster 10 If try scoring is a main criterion for Ireland selection then wing contenders, Tommy Bowe and Andrew Trimble, certainly promote(...)

Dominic Ryan will captain Leinster in their friendly against Ulster on Friday night. Photograph: Sportsfile

Dominic Ryan will captain Leinster against Ulster on Friday night as the Leo Cullen era begins at Ravenhill. Backrow Ryan is one of three Ireland inte(...)

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(...)