Leicester Tigers’ Graham Kitchener (right) goes over to score the opening try despite the efforts of Ulster’s Rory Best (left) during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at Welford Road, Leicester. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Leicester 25 Ulster 18Ulster left themselves a mountain to climb at Welford Road and ultimately fell short against Leicester Tigers, who put indiffere(...)

Ulster’s Paul Marshall in action against  Glasgow. “He’s super-talented, sharp and very busy with a lightning pass off both hands and over the weeks he’s adding a great kicking game.” Photo: Stephen Hamilton/Presseye/Inpho

‘I stand bad news better than uncertainty’ is a statement Germany’s football manager Joachim Löw may have uttered late Tuesday evening. But it was in (...)

 Ian Humpherys returns to the Ulster team. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster coachNeil Doak, has made three changes to the side that beat Edinburgh for the visit of table-toppers Glasgow Warriors to Kingspan Stadium to(...)

Ulster winger  Andrew Trimble dives over for one of his tries in the Guinness Pro12 game at Ravenhill. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 30 Edinburgh 0It was pretty dismal fare for most of the rather damp evening at the Kingspan Stadium, but Ulster hardly minded that as they even(...)

Ireland and Ulster hooker Rory Best will make his first start of the season against Zebre. Photograph: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Ulster Captain Rory Best will make his first appearance of the season against Zebre at Ravenhill on Friday evening (kick-off 7.35pm). The British and (...)

Ulster’s Franco Van Der Merwe gets away from Scarlets’ Ken Owens. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

Llanelli Scarlets 32 Ulster 32A last-minute try from Ireland wing Andrew Trimble saw Ulster snatch a draw against Scarlets in a dramatic and hugely e(...)

Quinn Roux takes the place of the injured Mike McCarthy in the Leinster side to take on Ulster in the RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final at the RDS on Saturday night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Quinn Roux will start alongside Devin Toner in the Leinster secondrow for Saturday night’s RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final against Ulster at the RDS after(...)

Rory Best, out since the Heineken Cup quarter-final defeat at home to Saracens six weeks ago, could make the Ulster side to meet Leinster in the RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final at the RDS on Saturday. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster are set to receive a timely boost in advance of Saturday’s RaboDirect Pro 12 semi-final against Leinster at the RDS with the return of the h(...)

Brian O’Driscoll: Matt O’Connor maintained he’ll be okay for next Saturday’s semi-final game against Ulster at the RDS.

The end-of-season play-offs have a decidedly familiar ring to them, with Leinster earning their fifth home semi-final, Glasgow and Munster each in the(...)

Ulster’s Michael Heaney avoids the tackles of Munster’s Casey Laulala and Felix Jones to score a try during the RaboDirect Pro 12 game Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 17 Ulster 19: Ulster would have taken most of the encouragement and the plaudits from this encounter long before the end, but as it transpired(...)