Jonny Bell, seen here  taking to Ulster centre Darren Cave, will join Gloucester from next season with former Waratahs defence coach Joe Barakat joining the province as an assistant coach. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Former Waratahs defence coach Joe Barakat will join Ulster on a two-year deal as an assistant coach this summer, with the province also confirming t(...)

 Paddy Jackson scores a try for Ulster against Toulon but was later forced off with an elbow injury. Photograph: Franck Pennant/Presseye/Inpho

Toulon 60 Ulster 22 There wasn’t a great deal to salvage from this wreckage for Ulster. They conceded a record total of points in Europe – be(...)

Darren Cave will make his 150th Ulster appearance against Toulon on Saturday. (Photograph: INPHO/Giuseppe Fama)

Neil Doak has made seven changes to the Ulster side which beat Treviso in Italy last week for Saturday’s more daunting visit to face Toulon at the Sta(...)

Ulster’s Paddy Jackson socres a try for Ulster. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Benetton Treviso 20 Ulster 24Ulster have suffered enough set-backs in Europe this season without adding a layer of trauma from the Pro12 but they came(...)

Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip receives treatment from physio Garreth Farrell during the weekend’s match with Ulster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Now that Mr Indestructible, Jamie Heaslip, has sustained right shoulder damage, the provincial coaches are in agreement on one point after Leinster’s(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton recieves treatement during against Australia at the Aviva Stadium in November. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

"I know everyone talks about getting a quality 10, of an international standard, and you see Dan Carter is top of that list. But that requires a bi(...)

Jamie Heaslip at the pre-match press conference. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

As regular season games go, the stakes here are higher than is even usually the case for an interpro derby. Aside from the manifold implications at th(...)

Connacht captain John Muldoon and  coach Pat Lam during the Ulster v Connacht Pro12  game at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast, on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam has expressed disappointment at this season’s annual St Stephen’s Day fixture being rearranged to take place against Ulster in (...)

Connacht’s Denis Buckley takes on the Ulster defence. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s unlikely that Ruan Pienaar will return for Ulster against Leinster on January 3rd having re-damaged the knee he injured playing for South Africa (...)

Paddy Jackson and Ruan Pienaar: Ulster will hope the pair are passed fit to face Connacht. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Pat Lam probably doesn’t know that Connacht’s last win in Belfast was as far back as 1960. Roy Orbison had a number one with Only the Lonely and Lam w(...)