Rory Scholes stretches to score  Ulster’s first try in the Champions Cup Pool 1 game against Oyonnax at  Stade Charles Mathon. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Oyonnax 23 Ulster 24 Oyannax won the first half 23-0, whereupon Ulster won the second 24-0. Just like that. If the first half suggested Ulster’s stre(...)

Ulster’s Ian Humphreys: “You have to fight that bit harder for recognition and respect, not in a bad way, but you know you are on your own.” Photograph: Darren Griffiths/Presseye/Inpho

The last decade has shown that club loyalty in rugby is only as strong as the contract. The business of sport has ensured that. Leaving, as Johnny Se(...)

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(...)

Andrew Trimble is to become Ulster’s most capped ever player this Friday night. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

Andrew Trimble will become the most capped Ulster player of all time when he lines out against Benetton Treviso at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night. T(...)

Roger Wilson will make his 132nd league appearance against Munster, a record for any Ulster player. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

The stage could hardly be set any better. The two in-form Irish contenders for the title meet at an 18,000-capacity Kingspan Stadium with the prize a(...)

England’s centre Jonathan Joseph  evades the tackle of Wales winger George North to score a try during the Six Nations match at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP

Around and around it goes. Rugby would like to be rid of the issue but concussion has again troubled players over the weekend with at least three Six (...)

Chris Henry wears jacket 425, shirt 160, twill trousers 135. Simon Zebo wears Bomber jacket 445, shirt 95, jeans 135. Jamie Heaslip wears Jacket 375, shirt 115, jeans 125. Photograph: Sean Jackson

Whether scrumhalves or flankers, they are built like tanks these days. Irish rugby stars are top athletes in prime condition, strong and ferociousl(...)

Tommy Bowe in action during Ulster’s recent Pro12 victory over Edinburgh. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho.

Senior members in the Ulster squad including Tommy Bowe were consulted before Neil Doak was appointed coach in the wake of a provincial cleanout of p(...)

Paddy Wallace will bring the curtain down on an Illustrious 14-year career with Ulster at the end of the season, the former Ireland international conf(...)

UCD celebrate promotion to Div 1A last May. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

UCD began their rugby scholarship programme in September 1997. Brian O’Driscoll was an inaugural recipient (cutting short a sojourn in Ibiza to emb(...)