Ulster’s Ireland contingent of Iain Henderson, Jared Payne, Rory Best and Tommy Bowe do a selfie after the Six Nations Championship win against Scotland at Murrayfield last month. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

Ulster travel to the Sportsground this Saturday knowing that for their hosts, Connacht, focusing on rugby will be a relief given the events of the las(...)

Jordi Murphy is set to start for Leinster against Bath in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Matt O’Connor’s starting XV for Saturday’s season defining Champions Cup quarter-final against Bath at the Aviva stadium is taking shape.Mike Ross is(...)

Ulster number eight Nick Williams has received an eight-match ban for striking. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster number eight Nick Williams will miss the rest of the season after receiving an eight-week suspension for striking in last the Guinness Pro 12 m(...)

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(...)

Ulster number eight Nick Williams has been cited for allegedly striking Cardiff Blues outhalf Rhys Patchell. Photograph:   Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster number eight Nick Williams has been cited for allegedly striking Cardiff Blues outhalf Rhys Patchell during Friday’s Guinness Pro 12 game at Ra(...)

Darren Cave scored Ulster’s second try in their 20-17 win over Edinburgh at Murrayfield. (Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Ian MacNicol)

Edinburgh 17 Ulster 20 Ulster showed depth of character and not a little skill in holding off Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield despite being reduced(...)

Ulster outhalf Ian Humphreys says province are determined to win the block of four matches during the Six Nations. Photograph: Darren Griffiths/Presseye/Inpho

Ulster initially suffered the January blues. They lost a Guinness Pro12 match to Leinster and then, despite a defiant and gutsy four-try salvo against(...)

Ulster’s Dan Tuohy will miss the Six Nations after thumb surgery. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Ulster and Ireland secondrow Dan Tuohy will miss the majority of the Six Nations Championship because of thumb surgery. The player suffered a torn lig(...)

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(...)

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(...)