Nathan White brings great work rate to the Irish squad, according to scrum coach Greg Feek. Photograph: Inpho.

There was a touch of gallows humour in the manner in which Greg Feek borrowed a friend’s description to sum up a glut of injuries suggesting that “(...)

Lewis Stevenson: “We perhaps let ourselves down a little bit which just adds to the frustration.” Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

Ulster are hurting. The last two weekends in the European Rugby Champions Cup have seen them lose to Leicester Tigers at Welford Road and then watch T(...)

Ulster’s Paddy Jackson and Craig Gilroy tackle Mathieu Bastareaud of Toulon during the European Rugby Champions Cup clash  at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster 13 Toulon 23Ulster were unlocked by European champions Toulon at Kingspan Stadium to lose only the second of their last 18 home Pool stage matc(...)

Paddy Jackson kicks the ball for Ulster. The outhalf faces Toulon’s Matt Giteau when Toulon visit Belfast for their Rugby Champions Cup match. Photograph:  Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Ulster coach Neil Doak, has made two changes to the team that lost to Leicester Tigers at Welford Road last week in the first round of the Rugby Ch(...)

 Chris Henry of Ulster breaks towards Leicester’s Owen Williams at welford Road last weekend. Photograph: Andrew Fosker / Presseye / Inpho

Ulster flanker Chris Henry admits the side are hurting after their seven-point European Champions Cup defeat to Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on Sa(...)

Leicester Tigers’ Graham Kitchener (right) goes over to score the opening try despite the efforts of Ulster’s Rory Best (left) during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at Welford Road, Leicester. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Leicester 25 Ulster 18Ulster left themselves a mountain to climb at Welford Road and ultimately fell short against Leicester Tigers, who put indiffere(...)

Stuart McCloskey listens to Ulster head coach Neil Doak during training at Ravenhill. The young centre has been tipped by Tommy Bowe to make an impression at international level this season. Photograpgh: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Tommy Bowe has tipped Stuart McCloskey to make an impression at international level this year. The 22-year Ulster centre has been eye-catching for the(...)

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(...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy is mobbed by his  teammates after his try. Photograph: Stephen Hamilton/Inpho

UIster inflicted the first defeat of the season on table-toppers Glasgow and duly returned to third place in the Pro12 table.Second-half touchdowns fr(...)

 Ian Humpherys returns to the Ulster team. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster coachNeil Doak, has made three changes to the side that beat Edinburgh for the visit of table-toppers Glasgow Warriors to Kingspan Stadium to(...)