Andrew Trimble training with his Ulster team-mates at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast, on Thursday. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho.

Ulster v Treviso Kingspan Stadium, 6.05 BBC2 NI At last there is something to market for Ulster’s return to action after their three-week World Cup en(...)

Ulster try scorer Paul Marshall in Pro12 action at  Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster 28 Ospreys 6 Not the worst way to open thing with a bonus point win in the bag and another home win to launch Ulster’s Pro12 campaign i(...)

Connacht boss Pat Lam has announced New Zealand openside Nepia Fox-Matamua will join his side next season. Photograph: Getty

They may be down their two senior openside flankers for the remainder of the season, but Pat Lam has already put plans in place for next year with cap(...)

Former Munster centre James Downey will play for Wasps for the remainder of the season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Former Munster centre James Downey has joined Aviva Premiership side Wasps on loan for the remainder of the season, just eight months after leaving th(...)

Connacht tighthead Rodney Ah You is driven upwards by the power of the Exeter scrum during the European Rugby Challenge Cup game at The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Connacht 24 Exeter Chiefs 33Connacht’s disappointment in defeat will be tinged with anger and frustration because there was more than a dollop of self(...)

Connacht boss Pat Lam has made four changes to the side which were beaten by Edinburgh last Friday for Sunday’s Challenge Cup fixture against Exeter.D(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw gets past JJ Hanrahan, Ian Keatley and Tommy O’Donnell of Munster during the Guinness Pro 12 clash at the Sportsground.    Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Munster 16“Typical Sportsground weather,” ventured one of the car park attendants, and if ever there was a clichéd picture of an interpro (...)

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(...)

 Shane Delahunt  will start for Connacht against Treviso. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the same week that he signed a Connacht Academy contract, 20-year-old Shane Delahunt has been handed his first Pro 12 start at hooker after coming (...)

Connacht scrumhalf  Kieran Marmion avoids the Cardiff defence to score his side’s second try in the Guinness Pro12, game at The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Cardiff 24 A frustrating evening for Connacht. Although they preserved their unbeaten record at the Sportground this season, this Guinness(...)