Paddy Jackson returns from a shoulder injury for Ulster’s Guinness Pro 12 clash with Connacht on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye/

Ireland international outhalf Paddy Jackson returns from a shoulder injury to take his place in the Ulster side for the sold-out Guinness Pro 12 fixtu(...)

 Ireland’s Simon Zebo goes over for a tryagainst Australia in Dublin in November. Photograph: Colm O’Neill / Inpho

“You don’t have to be perfect. Your attitude and mental resolve have to be perfect. It’s very hard to play a perfect game of rugby but you have to st(...)

Ulster skipper Rory Best makes a try-saving tackle on Ospreys’ Dan Evans during the   Guinness Pro12 match at  Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Ashley Crowden/Inpho

Ospreys 31 Ulster 20Something had to give when the league’s best attack faced the top defence and unfortunately for Ulster, it was their tackling that(...)

Ulster’s Tommy Bowe is tackled by Ospreys’ Josh Matavesi at Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Ian Cook / Inpho

Ospreys 31 Ulster 20 Wales scrumhalf Rhys Webb crossed twice as Ulster missed the chance to go top and Ospreys moved into pole position in the (...)

Broadcaster Pat Kenny has said the format of UTV Ireland’s Out With The Old - In With The U was “still in the melting pot”, but that it would feature two essential ingredients: an audience and guests. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Television viewers are more open to channel-flicking than radio listeners are to “moving the dial”, according to Pat Kenny, who will front the firs(...)

Ulster centre Darren Cave  breaks clear to score a try during the European Champions Cup match against Scarlets at parc y Scarlets. Photograph:    Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Scarlets 22 Ulster 13James Davies scored a late try as Scarlets beat Ulster 22-13 at Parc y Scarlets to keep their chances alive of reaching the knock(...)

Ulster’s Ian Humphreys charges through the Scarlets defence during the province’s victory at Kingspan stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Ulster fulfilled the pre-match remit of winning with a bonus point, but the victory extracted a high tariff as five players went off injured. Stuart O(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave scores a try despite the tackle of Scarlets’ Scott Williams during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at  Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 24 Scarlets 9Ulster delivered the bonus-point victory but the tariff was mighty high in terms of injuries. During the course of a hard-fought c(...)

 Ruan Pienaar (centre) returns from injury to face the Scarlets. Photograph: Inpho

Ruan Pienaar will make his first start of the season for Ulster as they attempt to breathe some life into their ailing Champions Cup against the Scarl(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton, at today’s launch. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A cross-Border bid for Ireland to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup was formally launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter(...)