Ulster team manager Bryn Cunningham: ‘I came in around November 2014 and we had a very strong first XV on paper that year and in subsequent years but there wasn’t the depth below that.’ Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

It is March 2018, the Belfast rape trial is ongoing, when Ulster hosts a meeting with season ticket holders. The room is soaked in vitriol as supporte(...)

Joey Carbery: moved from Leinster to Munster

The memories remain vivid but professional sport permits but the briefest pause to enjoy success. Leinster’s record breaking double of Champions Cup a(...)

Ulster’s Charles Piutau. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho

Ulster v Ospreys, Kinspan Stadium, Sunday, 3.05pm - Live BBC & S4C Given all that has transpired on and off the pitch this season, the last thing(...)

 Andrew Trimble during training ahead of Ulster’s clash with Zebre. Player will captain the province for his record-matching 221st appearance. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Zebre v Ulster Venue: Stadio Lanfranchi Kick-off: 2.35pm TV: BBC NI Michael Bradley is largely sticking with the Zebre side that carved out a win(...)

Head coach Steve Hansen has been envolved with the New Zealand management team for for over 10 years. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

When you face the national rugby team of New Zealand, you truly take on the entire Kiwi nation. It does not matter where you play them. Be it at their(...)

France’s Guilhem Guirado should have been carded by referee Jaco Peyper after his late shoulder on Johnny Sexton during the Six Nations game in Paris. Photograph: Inpho.

When the International Rugby Board and the Rugby World Cup organisers clamped down on high hits and clearing out around the neck at rucks during the 2(...)

England fullback Mike Brown  supporting the English RFU’s latest concussion awareness initiative for the community game earlier this year at Twickenham. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Changes to the rules of rugby may be introduced to cut down the risk of players suffering concussion, World Rugby’s chief medical officer has said. Ma(...)

Ryan Grant joins the Scotland in training camp today. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Glasgow prop Ryan Grant has been recalled to Scotland’s RBS 6 Nations squad after being acquitted of an assault charge. The former British and Irish L(...)

It seems nigh-on impossible that the FFR (Federation Francaise de Rugby) president, Pierre Camou, would have relented in his unwavering declarations that his federation would not sanction a European Cup organised by anyone other than the ERC.

Reports in today’s English media that agreement has been reached between the six main European unions and federations, and the Anglo-French clubs, reg(...)

The former Scotland and Lions outhalf Craig Chalmers whose son, Sam, received a two year ban for a doping offence. Photograph:  Jamie McDonald /Allsport

Melrose back Sam Chalmers — the son of former Scotland and British Lions fly-half Craig — has been banned from rugby for two years for doping offence(...)

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