Ireland’s Rob Kearney scores the third  try against Scotland  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire 3:19

Ireland 28 Scotland 6It was a curious afternoon, one initially pockmarked by frustration as Ireland huffed and puffed their way through the opening 40(...)

Ireland captain  Paul O’Connell has been ruled out of the game against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell will miss this afternoon’s Six Nations match against Scotland (3pm kick-off) through illness. Dan Tuohy will now start (...)

 Declan Fitzpatrick will prove a formidable presence in the  Ulster  front row for tonight’s clash with Leinster. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Pressey/Inpho

Leinster losing three in games in succession is hard to imagine. They may be blessed by the lack of artillery in the Red Hand brigade, seeking to aven(...)

Kilcoo’s James Conway wins the ball ahead of  Ballinderry’s Paul Greenan. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye

Ballinderry 1-10 Kilcoo 0-9: Ballinderry, the 2002 All-Ireland club champions, reached the Ulster final for the first time in five years after a deser(...)

Ballinderry 1-8 Scotstown 0-10A point by Ryan Bell in the final minute of normal time saw Ballinderry snatch a late dramatic victory over Scotstown i(...)

Ulster’s  Nick Williams returns to the backrow.

Injuries are rarely opportune but Ulster’s Stuart Olding will be especially miffed to miss out after suffering a concussion in last week’s victory. An(...)

 Stuart Olding   in action during the Heineken Cup match between Ulster and Leicester Tigers at Ravenhill . Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Olding moves to fullback for Ulster
  • Rugby
  • October 24, 2013, 13:10

Ulster coach Mark Anscombe, has made two personnel changes and one positional switch to the team that beat Montpellier for tomorrow night’s game again(...)

A general view of a revamped Ravenhill where Ulster beat Leinster in a pre-season friendly.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster 21 Leinster 19: As is the way with pre-season friendlies the result was always secondary to what was essentially a hit-out for the expanded an(...)