Jacob Stockdale of Ulster is mobbed by team mates after scoring a try against Racing 92 at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Jacob Stockdale story is only just beginning. 23 years young in April, all he has achieved so far is a Grand Slam and tries. Many, may valuable t(...)

  Jacob Stockdale scores his first try. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ulster 26 Racing 22 Equally awful collective performances are overshadowed by the magnificence of Jacob Stockdale. For all the problems Dan McFarland(...)

 Ulster’s Marty Moore  during training  at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

 Ulster Rugby v Racing 92 (Pool 4) Venue: Kingspan Stadium. Kick-off: Sat, 3.15pm. On TV: Live on BT Sport What’s seldom can indeed be wonder(...)

Racing 92’s Wenceslas Lauret scores his side’s second try  in the Heineken Champions Cup match at  Paris La Defense Arena. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Racing 92 44 Ulster 12 Modern day rugby in a modern day setting. In the enclosed setting of the Paris la Defense Arena, with it’s all-weather pitch, (...)

Munster scrumhalf  Conor Murray slides over to score his side’s first try in the    Champions Cup match against Racing 92 at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 14 Racing 92 7 Cometh the hour, cometh the man. After 60 scoreless minutes, Conor Murray’s charge down and alert finish broke the deadlock, a(...)

Ian Keatley takes the number 10 jersey for the visit of Racing 92. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster v Racing 92, Thomond Park, 5.30, live on Sky Sports Arena  Even by the rather grand benchmark established by Munster’s European Cup Satu(...)

Andrew Conway scores Munster’s third try against Racing 92 during the European Champions Cup game at Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Paris on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP Racing 7 Munster 32 This was straight out of the Munster away-day manual. Quieten the crowd with a no-frills, low-risk game (...)

Racing’s opening two minutes at home to Glasgow failed to impress: “Carter, making a half break, decided to right hand backdoor pass inside.” Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP.

So we are heading back to Paris; what welcome can we expect? The Racing 92 Supporters have opened their homes, offering accommodation to the travell(...)

Castres interntaional outhalf and captain Rémi Talès who at the end of this season will join the exodus of key players from the club. Photograph: Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images

Jack Kerouac once observed “great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends, fads and popular opinion”. The players and management of C(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll who received a cap for his world record of 140 caps at the IRFU dinner after the match. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Now the maths look fairly straightforward. Unless England beat Italy by 50 points or more in Rome in the first of next Saturday’s triple header(...)

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