Ulster outhalf Paddy Jackson runs in a try late in the  Guinness Pro 12 victory over Leinster at  Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 30 Leinster 6 Ulster put one foot into the play-offs, and ensured Leinster will have to beat Treviso next Saturday if they are to ensure a hom(...)

Ulster’s Jason Stockdale in action against Scarlets. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Ulster v Zebre, Kingspan Stadium, 7.35pm (BBC 2) It’s a measure of Jacob Stockdale’s recent performances that the talented Rory Scholes has agreed (...)

Rob Herring returns to captain Ulster against Zebre. Photograph: Inpho

Rory Scholes starts on the right wing for Ulster against Zebre on Friday night, just two days after it was announced he is leaving the province for Ed(...)

Luke Marshall has signed a new two-year deal with Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster have announced Luke Marshall has signed a two-year contract extension with the province that will keep him at Ravenhill until 2018. Marshall h(...)

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss said of Paul O’Connell: “He’s just an icon and a man of great substance. When he spoke he was imposing and it was compelling.” Phptograph: Inpho

Naturally enough, it didn’t take long for Paul O’Connell’s retirement to feature at Ulster’s media day ahead of Friday’s Pro12 meeting with Glasgow Wa(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave searching for space between Simone Ferrari and Tom Palmer of Treviso during the Guinness Pro 12 game at Stadio Comunale Monigo in Treviso. Photograph:  Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Benetton Treviso 13 Ulster 32 Ulster coach Les Kiss saw his side put in another big second-half performance as they secured a bonus-point win over Tr(...)

Ulster flanker Sean Reidy  drives for the try line despite the attentions of  Valentin Ursache of  Oyonnax during the Champions Cup game at Kingspan Stadium  in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

An eight-try 56-3 thumping of Oyonnax put Ulster in as strong a position as they could have hoped for as they waited to learn whether it would be enou(...)

Rory Best congratulates Ian Humphreys after his try for Ulster in the Champions Cup victory over Oyonnax at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster 56 Oyonnax 3 Ultimately, as a place in the quarter-finals was prised from their grasp as the weekend unfolded, Ulster were left to lament prev(...)

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 players celebrate victory over Oyonnax in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Ulster salvaged their own qualification hopes and with it Irish pride in the European Champions Cup on Oyonnax’s rain-soaked 4G surface in the Rhône-(...)