Charles Piutau

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Southern Kings’ Berton Klaasen sneaks in for a try against Ulster. Photograph: Deryck Foster/Inpho

Southern Kings 36 Ulster 43 They did their level best to sound upbeat, but Ulster’s spin was hardly fit for purpose after another stuttering performa(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and  Simon Zebo. “He’s moved to the periphery. But he’s still there . . .,” the Irish coach said this week with regard to Zebo’s situation with the Ireland squad. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On Black Tuesday Joe Schmidt almost convinced us Simon Zebo had not been dropped at all.   “I was asked would Simon be in the mix,” went Schmidt(...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour is tackled short of the line by Rory Best of Ulster. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

Ulster 10 Leinster 25 Moving into the 70th minute of a sold-out Kingspan Stadium, after another Ulster handling error, Luke McGrath veered away from (...)

Champions Cup: Jeremy Sinzelle on his way to scoring a try against Ulster. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It was a cracking game, one that pushed Ulster to their limits – way beyond them, in fact. The trouble for Ulster, and indeed their opponents, Leinste(...)

Ulster lock Iain Henderson is tackled during the  Champions Cup match against  La Rochelle at the Marcel Deflandre stadium. Photograph: Xavier Leoty/AFP/Getty Images

La Rochelle 41 Ulster 17 La Rochelle maintained a winning start to their debut Champions Cup campaign by following victory at Harlequins with a 41-17(...)

Rory Best is set to make his first appearance of the season on Sunday, off the bench. Photograph: Inpho

Andrew Trimble will become Ulster’s most capped player on Sunday when he lines out in the Champions Cup clash versus La Rochelle (Stade Marcel-Defland(...)

David Kilcoyne: he scored one try, might have had another and gave Munster multiple positive gain-lines in an outstanding display  against Castres. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Privately players may derive satisfaction and partially measure their effectiveness in a match based on positive statistical data, although publicly l(...)

Jacob Stockdale crosses for Ulster’s opening try against Wasps. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster 19 Wasps 9 Hardly vintage Ulster, but good enough on the night. After an undistinguished first half of huffing and puffing, not for the first (...)

Tadhg Furlong showed his true value to Leinster in unlocking space against Munster. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Many things in rugby interest me; currently it’s space. Where is it? And how can a team create then exploit same. With monster Montpellier winger Nema(...)

Ulster’s Charles Piutau in action during training ahead  of their  European Champions Cup opener against Wasps. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ulster v Wasps Venue: Kingspan Stadium. Kick-off: 7.45pm. On TV: Live on BT Sport. This isn’t a bad old way to kick off the 23rd edition of the Eu(...)

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