Scrumhalf Will Genia at an Australia press conference in Killiney, Dublin. “The body feels good, the ankle feels good, I just need game time now.” Photograph: Inpho

Will Genia was the best scrumhalf in the world. A professional rugby player since the Queensland Reds pulled him and Quade Cooper from the under-19 wo(...)

Tommy Bowe in action during Ulster’s recent Pro12 victory over Edinburgh. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho.

Senior members in the Ulster squad including Tommy Bowe were consulted before Neil Doak was appointed coach in the wake of a provincial cleanout of p(...)

Luke Marshall at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

Luke Marshall has had his problems. Concussion followed by concussion along with Gordon D’Arcy’s refusal to go quietly into the international wildern(...)

Of all the the emerging young players on the tour of Argentina, the one  who made the biggest impression on Joe Schmidt was flanker  Rhys Ruddock. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

It was a small, relatively throwaway remark but it was worth noting nonetheless. “This was my first tour,” Joe Schmidt reminded us, and you forget, fo(...)

Rory Best leaves the pitch with Paul O’Connell following Saturday’s first Test win over Argentina. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

The Ulster players only heard the seismic news of David Humphreys ending his 22-year association with the province as a legendary out half and (...)

A dejected Stephen Ferris after Ulster’s Heineken Cup quarter-final defeat  to Saracens at Ravenhill, Belfast, in April. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster knew from the “day and hour” Stephen Ferris walked into their fold that a peerless rugby specimen had been discovered. That he managed to make(...)

Ulster’s Chris Henry makes a charge in the Heineken Cup match against Montpellier earlier this season. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.
Heineken Cup 10/1/2014Ulster vs MontpellierUlster’s Chris HenryMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

There may be a triage unit veneer to Ulster’s training facility at Newforge given the high volume of injuries. Throw-in the nature of(...)

Stephen Ferris injured his left ankle in training but is expected to back for Leinster game in a fortnight’s time.

The inclusion of the words ankle injury in a sentence that contains the name Stephen Ferris induces a sharp intake of breath and not (...)

Ulster’s Stephen Ferris has sustained another ankle injury. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Ulster’s Stephen Ferris will sit out Friday’s game over Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun after he “sustained an ankle injury in training this wee(...)

Food lovers are in for a treat at the West Waterford Festival of Food in Dungarvan this weekend.  Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Rugby: Ulster v Connacht Connacht travel to Ravenshill tonight with (...)