Ulster Director of Rugby Les Kiss, his team’s game against Oyonnax has been postponed. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Due to the tragic events last night in Paris and ‘the current period of national mourning in France’, EPCR and the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR) have(...)

Rory Best: Ulster’s poor away form “sometimes just needs to be mentioned and addressed”. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ulster will hope that Sunday’s Guinness Pro12 victory over the Newport Gwent Dragons represents a watershed moment, specifically in relation to their (...)

Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino is tackled by Australia’s Bernard Foley during their Rugby World Cup semi-final clash at Twickenham. Photo: David Davies/PA

Argetina outside back Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino is on the verge of joining Munster on a short-term deal after confirming the news to ESPN South America(...)

Leinster outhalf Cathal Marsh is tackled by Glasgow’s Ryan Wilson during the Guinness Pro 12 game at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 23 Glasgow Warriors 18 Leinster trailed for most of this clash between the Pro12 champions of the past two seasons but they came good (...)

Simone Favaro: the Italian is the latest sign of the relatively recent attraction of foreign players to the PRO12 champions. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

Simone Favaro was a super-destructive force for Italy against Ireland at the World Cup less than three weeks ago. The abrasive openside is the (...)

Fiji scrumhalf Nikola Matawalu drops the ball agonisingly short of the line after a blistering run down the right wing. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

England 35 Fiji 11 The final scoreline misrepresents the performances of both teams, flattering England somewhat and taunting Fiji, but what it does a(...)

Canada captain Jamie Cudmore: “What we lack in those areas we definitely make up for with a lot of passion and a lot of aggression.” Photograph: Getty Images

After ‘logging’ one day as a 17-year-old, Jamie Cudmore went for a beer with his boss and some fellow loggers, as they did. “My boss played for a loca(...)

John Muldoon is set to make his 250th connacht sppearance against Glasgow Warriors on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Kieran Marmion will start from the benchfor Connacht’s trip to play defending Pro 12 champions Glasgow Warriors on Friday night. Scrum half Marmion, w(...)

Scotland’s Sean Lamont is the only player to retain his place after last weekend’s win over Italy. Photograph: Getty Images

John Barclay will make his first Scotland start since November 2013 after being named in the team to face Italy in Saturday’s third World Cup warm-(...)

Phil MacKenzie, who was impressive in the recent World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, has been named in Canada’s 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup. Photo: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Kieran Crowley has named his 31-man Canada squad for Rugby World Cup 2015, one that contains 18 players who have never experienced the global tourname(...)