Neil Doak brings his Ulster side to Swansea where Ospreys are unbeaten in seven games. Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

It’s over three years since Ulster last lost a match in Swansea and they’ve only been beaten once in their last six encounters with the Ospreys. It’s (...)

Johnny Sexton receives attention against Australia at the Aviva Stadium in November. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Ireland and Racing Metro 92 outhalf Jonathan Sexton is still struggling with the effects of a concussion sustained almost a month ago while playing f(...)

JJ Hanrahan: will be under the spotlight when league leaders Munster take on Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) week, the majority of which can be found in the pack. John Ryan maintains his place at loosehead prop(...)

Leinster’s Noel Reid was awarded the man of the match award against Connacht on Friday night. Phootgraph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 21 Connacht 11Zane Kirchner’s late try demonstrated that the occasional lost cause is worth pursuing with vigour because on the odd occasion (...)

Leinster’s Kevin McLaughlin makes a welcome return for the province against Connacht at the RDS tonight. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Amelia Earhart once said that the “most effective way to do it, is to do it.” Leinster might borrow a bit of that conventional simplicity in trying to(...)

Connacht’s Kieran Marmion breaks free to score his sides opening try against Leinster at the Showgrounds last September. Photo: ©INPHO/James Crombie

(...), once bitten. Up front, John Muldoon leads a pack, and a team for that matter, that will relish the(...)

Dave Kilcoyne is set the miss the start of the Six Nations Championship as a result of the knee injury he suffered  against Clermont Auvergne at Thomond Park. Photograph: Inpho

(...) weekend and Munster coach Anthony Foley is awaiting an update on his injury. John Ryan looks like getting(...)

Luke Marshall  runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in February. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

As Luke Marshall trudged from the pitch following a European Champions Cup match at Parc y Scarlets he shared Ulster’s acute communal disappointment,(...)

New Zealand outhalf Dan Carter is being lined up as a possible replacement for Johnny Sexton at Racing Metro. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

According to media reports in New Zealand and sources in Paris, Racing Metro 92 are expected to announce this week that Dan Carter will join them afte(...)

Garry Ringrose scores a try for Leinster ‘A’ against Plymouth Albion in their 59-26 British & Irish Cup victory at Donnybrook. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

(...) home side’s points all coming from ex-Gonzaga pupils with John Cooney scoring a try and Conor McKeon(...)