Paddy Jackson returns from a shoulder injury for Ulster’s Guinness Pro 12 clash with Connacht on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye/

Ireland international outhalf Paddy Jackson returns from a shoulder injury to take his place in the Ulster side for the sold-out Guinness Pro 12 fixtu(...)

Ulster skipper Rory Best makes a try-saving tackle on Ospreys’ Dan Evans during the   Guinness Pro12 match at  Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Ashley Crowden/Inpho

Ospreys 31 Ulster 20Something had to give when the league’s best attack faced the top defence and unfortunately for Ulster, it was their tackling that(...)

Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar: his huge influence as an experienced international, a kicker and a physical scrumhalf has been particularly missed by Ulster.  Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Former and current Ulster players will be attending the Service of Thanksgiving for Ireland and Lions outhalf, Jack Kyle, which takes place this afte(...)

Ulster’s Paddy Jackson and Craig Gilroy tackle Mathieu Bastareaud of Toulon during the European Rugby Champions Cup clash  at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster 13 Toulon 23Ulster were unlocked by European champions Toulon at Kingspan Stadium to lose only the second of their last 18 home Pool stage matc(...)

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 (...)

Paul Marshall: “We’ve had good wins against Edinburgh and Glasgow and are a bit more buoyed but we know this will be the toughest test we’ve had this season.” Photo: Brian Thompson/Inpho

Andrew Trimble underwent a scan yesterday on an injured toe and it’s now unlikely the Ulster and Irish winger will take his place on the wing against(...)

 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(...)

Jared Payne returns from injury for Ulster’s Guinness Pro12 clash against Edinburgh at Ravenhill on Friday night.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster have made 10 changes to the side that lost away to Zebre last weekend for Friday night’s Guinness Pro12 home game against Edinburgh at Ravenhil(...)

 Ulster and Ireland outhalf  Paddy Jackson kicks a penalty against Cardiff at the Arms Park. Photograph: Ashley Crowden / Inpho

Cardiff 9 Ulster 26Paddy Jackson kicked 14 points on his first appearance of the campaign to maintain Ulster’s unbeaten start to the season.The 22-yea(...)