Outhalf Paddy Jackson will captain Ulster against the Scarlets. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Press Eye

Ulster v Scarlets, Kingspan Stadium, Sunday, 3pm (BBC) Stuart Olding continues to display his versatility by once again lining out at fullback in (...)

Ruan Pienaar and Robbie Diack (R) both start for Ulster against the Dragons. Photograph: Inpho

Despite having a number of high profile absentees due to injury and international duty, Ulster boss Les Kiss has been able to name a strong line-up fo(...)

Jared Payne:  Silver lining in Ulster’s defeat in London last Saturday was the performance of Jared Payne at fullback. Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

Darren Cave and Nick Williams are available for selection for Ulster’s pivotal Champions Cup clash with Oyonnax at the Kingspan Stadium on Saturday as(...)

Munster Head Coach Anthony Foley has made three changes to his side to play Stade Francais at Thomond Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

A curious quirk of the ill-judged fixture planning for the penultimate round of pool games in the two European competitions is that all four Irish sid(...)

Jared Payne returns for Ulster this Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Jared Payne will start at fullback for Ulster in Saturday’s Champions Cup game against Saracens at Allianz Park. The Ireland international will be (...)

Jared Payne could return to Ulster for their Champions Cup trip to play Saracens. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Jared Payne looks set to return to competitive action this weekend for the first time since damaging his foot while playing for Ireland against Romani(...)

Decisive points: Paddy Jackson converts a late penalty for Ulster to win the European Champions Cup game against Oyonnax at Stade Charles Mathon on Sunday. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Another chastening weekend for Irish rugby in Europe. True, Ulster kept the flag flying by recovering from a 23-0 half-time deficit to win 24-23 in th(...)

 Rory Scholes stretches to score  Ulster’s first try in the Champions Cup Pool 1 game against Oyonnax at  Stade Charles Mathon. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Oyonnax 23 Ulster 24 Oyannax won the first half 23-0, whereupon Ulster won the second 24-0. Just like that. If the first half suggested Ulster’s stre(...)

Craig Gilroy will start this weekend in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Getty Images

Ulster’s director of rugby Les Kiss has made eight changes to his team for this weekend’s European Rugby Champions Cup tie with Oyonnax at Stade Charl(...)

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(...)