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(...)

Samoan international Mike Stanley makes his first start for Ulster at inside centre. Photograph: Inpho.

  Newport-Gwent Dragons v Ulster Rodney Parade, Sunday, 4.0, BBC 2 Momentum is such a key component during the Six Nations window a(...)

Ulster’s Paddy Jackson will return to training on Tuesday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Paddy Jackson looks set to make his return for Ulster in the club’s PRO12 match against Cardiff Blues later in the month. The young outhalf has been s(...)

Cian Healy is named on the bench for Leinster against Zebre on Friday night. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cian Healy looks set to make his first appearance of the year in the blue of Leinster on Friday night against Zebre at the RDS. The prop was called on(...)

 Tommy O’Donnell of Ireland scores the second try against   Italy at   the Stadio Olimpico   in Rome. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images 2:48

Italy 3 Ireland 26 Another performance from Joe Schmidt’s utterly efficient Ireland that leaves us knowing so much more is to still come. A(...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray in action: the scrumhalf has  been passed fit to play against Italy in Rome this Saturday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Conor Murray and Dave Kearney, two constants in last season’s victorious Six Nations side, have been passed fit to play against Italy in Rome this Sat(...)

Jared Payne has returned to the Ulster squad for the province’s trip to play Benetton Treviso. (Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

Ulster have named two changes from the side beaten by Leinster at the RDS last weekend for tomorrow’s trip to Italy to play Benetton Treviso.Louis Lud(...)

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(...)

Jack Conan in action against Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell and Duncan Williams at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The value of covering Leinster schools rugby all these years comes in the form of Jack Conan. First sight of him was 2010, barrelling through Terenur(...)