Ulster’s Nick Williams in action against Connacht. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Maybe it’s the relative lack of Irish interest, but the final weekend of what is now the European Champions Cup somehow used to seem more fun. Mathe(...)

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss: aware of the formidable record Toulouse hold at Stade Ernest Wallon. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Toulouse v Ulster, Stade Ernest Wallon, Sunday, December 20th, 2015, 1pm, Sky Sports 3 You have to believe that Italian hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini (...)

Ian Madigan: “I’ll weigh up the pros and cons of staying here, the pros and cons of going elsewhere, the ambitions of the other clubs.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ian Madigan’s rugby future could be in France if he decides to turn down a contract extension with Leinster. The 26-year-old is being pursued by Frenc(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Andrew Trimble:  can expect quite a welcome when he trots out at the Kingspan Stadium to make up one part of a pretty decent back three which should be completed by Craig Gilroy and Louis Ludik. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

With still much debate being aired over Andrew Trimble’s omission for Joe Schmidt’s final World Cup squad, Ulster’s Guinness PRO12 opener against the (...)

Ian Humphreys will start at outhalf for Ulster in their game away to Glasgow. Photo: Ian MacNicol/Inpho/Presseye

The draw with Munster in Belfast appears to have made up Neil Doak’s mind. Sure, that sharp cut-out pass by Paddy Jackson and touchline conversion (...)

Stuart McCloskey starts for Ulster away at Glasgow on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

With a Pro 12 play-off place secured and a number of players picking up injuries in last weekend’s draw with Munster, Ulster boss Neil Doak has made a(...)

Iain Henderson has been in great form for Ulster this season. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster’s prospects of winning the Guinness Pro12 received a significant boost yesterday when a disciplinary panel judged that the red card Iain Hende(...)