Connacht head coach Pat Lam and John Muldoon with referee Nigel Owens at the Galway Sportsgrounds. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster’s title hopes and Connacht’s less ambitious but equally important Champions Cup qualification dreams both remain on target after a seven-try P(...)

Tommy Bowe goes over for his first of two scores during Ulster’s 27-20 win over Connacht at the Sportsground. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht 20 Ulster 27In a game of seven tries, Ulster took the spoils to maintain their push for the Guinness Pro 12 title, while Connacht had to cont(...)

Jared Payne will line up against international centre partner Robbie Henshaw in Ulster’s game against Connacht at The Sportsground. Photograph: Inpho

Bundee Aki returns for Connacht for their Pro 12 clash against Ulster on Saturday while Neil Doak welcomes back Ireland Six Nations winning trio Rory (...)

Peter Stringer will leave Bath at the end of the season. Photograph: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Sam Burgess will start, with Peter Stringer to feature at scrumhalf, as Bath intend to use every arrow in their quiver to stop Leinster in the Champio(...)

Chris Henry has been named among the Ulster replacements. Photo: Darren Kidd/Inpho

Chris Henry has been cleared by his surgeon for full participation in Friday night’s Pro12 encounter with Cardiff Blues as head coach Neil Doak has na(...)

This try against the Dragons was one of five in Craig Gilroy’s last four games for Ulster. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho.

Craig Gilroy is normally a chilled spectator but during the course of last Saturday’s Six Nations three-game box set, his demeanour was a great deal m(...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy scores his side’s second try against Newport Gwent Dragons. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

Newport Gwent Dragons 26 Ulster 22Ulster Head Coach Neil Doak told his side their bid for a home semi-final will fade away if they do not put right th(...)

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(...)