Ian Madigan and Jack McGrath both start for Leinster against Ulster on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Leo Cullen has radically revamped his team and replacements for tomorrow’s Guinness Pro12 derby against Ulster at the RDS with the return of (...)

Ulster’s Paul Marshall kicks the ball clear during Scarlets defeat. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

Scarlets 22 Ulster 12 Scarlets made it two Guinness Pro12 wins from two after overcoming a big Ulster side 22-12, despite being reduced to 14 m(...)

Ireland’s Tommy Bowe will be hoping for an eyecatching performance against Edinburgh.

Ireland international wings Tommy Bowe and Andrew Trimble will start for Ulster in a pre-season game against Edinburgh at Goldenacre on Friday nigh(...)

Leinster’s Jack Conan scores a try against Ulster during their pre-season friendly at Kinsgpan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph:  Inpho

Ulster 21 Leinster 24 Leo Cullen’s tenure as Leinster coach began in ideal style with his shadow squad, a mixture of youth and some notable exp(...)

Ulster’s Iain Henderson challenges for a loose ball with Munster’s Keith Earls at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster 23 Munster 23 The only set of results which could contrive to leave the two Irish contenders third and fourth, and thereby potentially m(...)

Paddy Jackson is congratulated by his Ulster team mates after his conversion gave the hosts a 23-23 draw with Munster at Ravenhill. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster 23 Munster 23 Regrets, they’ll both have a few - Munster at letting a seven-point lead slip away after the 80 minute mark, and Ulster at(...)

Craig Gilroy dives over for Ulsters second score in their 26-10 win over Leinster at Ravenhill. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster 26 Leinster 10Ulster set up a third Irish derby in a row at home to Munster two weeks’ hence, in a match that could decide home advantage in th(...)

Former Munster Academy scrumhalf Paul Rowley, seen here playing for Bohemians, will join Ulster from London Welsh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ulster has has signed London Welsh players Peter Browne and Paul Rowley. Secondrow Browne, 27, is Irish-qualified, while 26-year-old scrumhalf Rowley,(...)

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(...)

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(...)