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Leinster’s Ross Byrne has been tasked with the outhalf position for the Pro14 final against Ulster. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Pro14 final: Leinster v Ulster Kick-off: 7.35pm, Saturday. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 7pm. On TV: Li(...)

Ulster’s Ian Madigan celebrates his team’s comeback win in Edinburgh. Photograph: PA

Ulster 22 Edinburgh 19 Cometh the hour cometh Ian Madigan. That’s’ the only way to explain Ulster’s unbelievable recovery to somehow find safe passag(...)

Jacob Stockdale lines out at fullback again for Ulster against Edinburgh. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Pro14 semi-finals: Edinburgh v Ulster Rugby, Saturday September 5th, Murrayfield (kick-off 7.35pm, live on eir Sport and Premier Sports 1) Before the(...)

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has named Billy Burns, Louis Ludik and Alan O’Connor in his starting team for the trip to Edinburgh. File photograph: Inpho

Billy Burns returns to captain Ulster as one of three changes for Saturday’s Pro14 semi-final against Edinburgh (BT Murrayfield, 7.35pm). Burns, Loui(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony wins a lineout ball in their Guinness Pro14 match against Leinster at  Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Relying on bare statistics to inform any post-match analysis generally doesn’t convey the full picture and can, at times, be slightly misleading or la(...)

Jacob Stockdale returned to action with Ulster from fullback. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Confirmation by the Southern Kings that they have ceased all forms of competitive rugby in 2020 has very real consequences for the Guinness Pro14. C(...)

Ian Madigan is in the Ulster squad for Sunday’s clash with Connacht. File photograph: Inpho

New signings Alby Mathewson and Ian Madigan will start on the Ulster replacements bench for Sunday’s interprovincial derby against Connacht at the Avi(...)

Alan O’Connor watches over his son, Glyn, in the Mater’s ICU. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni

The Irish Times spends a day in Dublin’s Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, where patients and staff are working their way through the pandem(...)

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland will expect his side to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to   Clermont Auvergne. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inphpo

Ulster v Bath, Kingspan Stadium, Saturday, 3.15pm - Live on BT Sport 2 Ulster head coach Dan McFarland might have spent a little of last weekend fulm(...)

Billy Burns: will be looking to impress  the Ireland coaching team when Ulster face Clermont Auvergne at Stade Marcel Michelin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Clermont Auvergne v Ulster, Saturday, Stade Marcel Michelin, 2.0pm local time/1.0pm Irish time - Live on BT Sport Ulster’s resilience, the ability to(...)

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