Can Paul O’Connell be the answer for Munster? Photograph: Dave Winter/Icon Sport via Getty Images

Munster’s purgatory Munster will come back stronger says Johann van Graan. Irish rugby needs this to be true. Leinster playing at about 65 per cent (...)

Pete Browne in action for Ulster against Connacht during a Pro 12 game in 2016. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster secondrow Pete Browne is to retire from rugby following advice from a neurological specialist that he has an increased propensity for concussio(...)

Henry Speight in action for Australia against Ireland in 2014. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Australia wing Henry Speight has agreed a short-term deal with Ulster. Ulster announced the 30-year-old Speight will arrive in Belfast later this mo(...)

Ulster have signed Gloucester outhalf   Billy Burns on a two-year deal. Photograph:  Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Ulster Rugby have moved to solve their problems at outhalf by signing Billy Burns on a two-year deal from Gloucester. The province have been without(...)

Jared Payne is to become a defence coach with Ulster. Photograph: Getty Images

The IRFU and Ulster have confirmed that Jared Payne will take up the position of defence coach with the province, having been forced to retire. The 3(...)

Ulster’s Robbie Diack is to depart the province at the end of the current season. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ulster backrow forward Robbie Diack has announced his intention to return to South Africa at the end of the current season. After leaving his homelan(...)

Andrew Trimble scoring  a try for Ulster against Leinster at Kingspan Stadium in May 2017. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland and Ulster wing Andrew Trimble has announced he will retire at the end of the season. The 33-year-old won 70 Ireland caps between 2005 and 20(...)

Leinster’s Joey Carbery: IRFU and Leinster are discussing possibility of fullback moving to Ulster to don the number 10 shirt. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ulster director of rugby Bryn Cunningham confirmed at the weekend that the IRFU are talking to Leinster about the prospect of Joey Carbery or Ross Byr(...)

Ulster operations director Bryn Cunningham

Ulster have said they cannot reveal the name of their next coach for another few weeks. In an unusual move on Saturday minutes after their match agai(...)

Ulster captain Rory Best speaks in the team huddle after the Guinness Pro 14 game against Munster at  Thomond Park. photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Minutes after Ulster’s 24-24 draw with Munster in Thomond Park, which ensured they would not take part in next week’s Pro 14 playoffs, Ulster operatio(...)

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