Stuart McCloskey: “A lot of people say I throw a lot of offloads, but I don’t throw as many as people say I do.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Whether or not his second cap comes against Italy on Saturday week, Stuart McCloskey showed plenty of evidence in his first last Saturday that as well(...)

Ulster’s Jared Payne looks set to be fit for selection for the Six Nations while Iain Henderson is targeting the summer test series with South Africa. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster’s decision to register Jared Payne with EPC rugby suggests that the Ireland international could be in line to return to competitive rugby befor(...)

Rory Best returns to lead Les Kiss’s Ulster against Toulouse. Photograph: Inpho

Alan O’Connor will make just his 15th appearance for Ulster after being named in the secondrow alongside Franco van der Merwe for Friday night’s Champ(...)

Tommy Bowe: “If we can pull out a big performance this Friday we are going to be right back in it again.” Ian MacNicol/Presseye/Inpho

The rehabilitation process for injured sportspeople is a regimented grind, occasionally mind-numbing in monotony, and when conducted alone a test of (...)

Ulster’s Iain Henderson goes off injured in the early stages of the Guinness Pro 12 game against Edinburgh. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 14 Edinburgh 7 This was just about winning and, for that, Ulster were good for their hard-earned four points at a weather-blasted Kingspan Sta(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave will line out in the centre alongside Luke Marshall. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There were rumblings last week that Oyonnax players were very unhappy with head coach Olivier Azam and on Thursday the club rolled the dice by firi(...)

Newly appointed Ulster head coach Les Kiss. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho.

Ulster’s lack of success on the road was a topic of conversation broached by captain Rory Best and new head coach Les Kiss during the week and the (...)

Munster winger Simon Zebo will start against Ulster. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s not been the most uplifting of weeks for Anthony Foley and Neil Doak as their teams prepare to do battle in the season’s first interprovincial. F(...)

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(...)

 Ulster’s Peter Nelson: went well in the victory over the Ospreys though a groin niggle meant Stuart McCloskey took the placekicks, Photograph: Inpho

Despite the fairly emphatic nature of their 28-6 bonus point thumping of the Ospreys in last weekend’s Pro12 opener, in Belfast, Ulster know they h(...)