Andrew Trimble

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Ulster’s John Cooney in action against Ospreys – injuries saw the scrumhalf moved to outhalf during the game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When Ulster had finished the unsettling humiliation of their coach in 2012 the Guardian newspaper ran a headline. “Brian McLaughlin shows success is s(...)

 Jacob Stockdale scores one of his tries against Italy. Photograph; Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

 The fearless rookie setting flame to a tournament is rare alchemy. Sporting comparisons to Jacob Stockdale’s head-spinning arrival are joys to (...)

Jacob Stockdale runs past Blair Kinghorn to score his second  try against Scotland. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There is an argument that the Jacob Stockdale’s striking self possession for one so callow in terms of Test match experience may be drawn from a sligh(...)

James Davies: the Scarlets flanker has been released from the Welsh national squad and will line out against Ulster.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Scarlets v Ulster, Parc y Scarlets (7.35, live on BBC2) Given the Scarlets double-digit personnel commitment to the Wales squad for the Six Nations (...)

Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes has named his team for Saturday’s fixture. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes has made just two changes to his starting XV for Saturday’s Pro14 clash away to Scarlets. Ulster’s record appearance ho(...)

Charles Piutau: dislocated rib cartilage looks certain to keep him out of until the end of next month at the earliest. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There just seems to be no letting up for Ulster’s misfortune, and to now lose Charles Piutau to injury has further added to the understandably rather (...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour would “step you in a phone box”,  according to team-mate Scott Fardy. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

What are your strengths? “Speed and footwork.” (Jordan Larmour recent interview in Rugby World) Clearly born to run, Larmour showed at the RDS on Sa(...)

Jason Stockdale:  expected to be included on the Ulster side to face  Leinster at the RDS. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

In what few reckon will be anything other than a now traditionally unpleasant trip to the RDS, Ulster will at least be heading south on Saturday with (...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki skips past Jacob Stockdale of Ulster on his way to scoring his side’s second try during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  Sportsground in  Galway. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht 44 Ulster 16 What a win, what a night at the Galway Sportsground. Connacht had demonstrated improving form over the last two weeks, but no(...)

Jacob Stockdale: “You have to take everything with a pinch of salt. It’s only good performances that create the buzz.”   Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty Images

Four tries in four Test matches for Ireland, six in eight appearances for Ulster this season, 21-year-old Jacob Stockdale is rattling along at a phen(...)

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