Sammy Arnold: “It was a difficult decision to leave but given Ulster’s depth of talent in midfield, I feel it’s the right time for me to make the move.” Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster have confirmed that centre Sammy Arnold will join Munster on a two-year deal this summer. The 19-year-old former Irish Exiles player from Surr(...)

Ulster’s Sam Arnold is tackled by Connacht’s Ciaran Gaffney during an ‘A’ Interprovincial at Deramore Park in Belfast. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye/

Ulster have confirmed that centre Sammy Arnold will join Munster on a two-year deal this summer. The 19-year-old former Irish Exiles player from Surr(...)

Luke Fitzgerald is set to miss Ireland’s Six Nations campaign after suffering medial ligament damage to his left knee. Photograph:   Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Luke Fitzgerald is set to miss Ireland’s Six Nations campaign after suffering suspected medial ligament damage in his left knee during Friday’s open t(...)

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(...)

Stuart Olding (right) will return to the Ulster side after a long injury absence. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

GUINNESS PRO12 LEAGUE Treviso v Ulster Stadio Comunale di Monigo, 5.0 BBC 2, TG4 Ulster and Irish rugby will be delighted to herald the return (...)

Stuart Olding: the 22-year-old is in line to play his  first senior game since last March this Saturday  against Benetton Treviso.  Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

With no time to dwell on their Champions Cup exit, Ulster enter a crucial six-game segment in the Pro12 which will go a long way to determining their (...)

Munster’s Dave Kilcoyne in full flight against Leicester Tigers: came through the Munster academy from the 2011-2012 season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster’s recent Champions Cup victory over Bath at the RDS offered a glowing testimonial to the province’s academy, given the handsome contribution (...)

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(...)

Ulster’s Franco van der Merwe, Ruan Pienaar and Robbie Diack after the  victory over Oyonnax at the Stade Charles Mathon. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Typical of their comeback campaign, Ulster’s win in Oyonnax was something of a rollercoaster. But at least their hopes of reaching the last eight are(...)

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(...)