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Jacob Stockdale was left out of Andy Farrell’s matchday 23 for Sunday’s clash with Scotland. Photograph: Inpho

Jacob Stockdale starts at fullback for Ulster’s Pro14 clash with the Dragons at Principality Stadium on Saturday night (kick-off 7.35pm). The startin(...)

Ulster’s Robert Baloucoune will be starting his first game in over a year. File photograph: Inpho

Ulster v Leinster, Kingspan Stadium, Saturday, 7.35pm – Live Eir Sport 1 and Premier Sports 1 (deferred on TG4, 9.30pm) Ulster’s Pro14 season reaches(...)

Ulster’s Marcell Coetzee scored four tries on Monday evening. Photograph: Inpho

Zebre 14 Ulster 57 This one never really deviated from the expected narrative as Ulster ran in nine tries to obliterate Zebre and rack up six wins fr(...)

Leinster’s Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden lift the Guinness Pro 14 trophy after the victory over Ulster in the final at the Aviva Stadium in September. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The reaction to the probability of the four South African Super Rugby franchises joining an expanded Pro 16 has been mixed. By and large, the response(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Connacht and Ireland centre Bundee Aki has bulked up ahead of the restart. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The old interpros are relevant again. As Leinster and Munster serve up the first delicacy in what seems like forever, it is important to lower expecta(...)

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland says his side are taking nothing for granted against Connacht as they look to qualify for the Pro 14 semi-finals. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht v Ulster, Aviva Stadium, Sunday, 4.30pm – Live on TG4 and Eir Sport The clock has finally ticked down to this weekend’s return of Pro14 rugb(...)

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(...)

Jordi Murphy has recently signed a two-year contract extension with Ulster. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jordi Murphy, a huge fan of the Netflix documentary series The Last Dance that centres on Michael Jordan, is asked if he could offer a rugby player c(...)

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