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‘Everyone in the dressingroom is gutted.’ Leinster head coach Leo Cullen said he was disappointed the season had ended in an anti-climax after their Champions Cup defeat to Saracens in Dublin.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Irish interest in the 2019-20 Heineken Champions Cup was duly extinguished in front of a noisy 5,000 fans in the Stade Ernest-Wallon yesterday, where (...)

Cheslin Kolbe beats Jacob Stockdale to score for Toulouse against Ulster. Photograph: Fred Scheiber/Getty/AFP

Toulouse 38 Ulster 8 Toulouse played fitfully, meandering between the sublime and downright careless, but the periodic quality more than sufficed to (...)

John Cooney: scrumhalf returns to the Ulster starting line-up as one of four changes to the side that played Leinster in the Pro14 final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sunday – Champions Cup quarter-final –Toulouse v Ulster, Stade Ernest-Wallon, 12:30pm (live on BT Sport, Channel 4 & Virgin Media) It was imposs(...)

Ulster’s James Hume scores his side’s first try in the Guinness Pro 14 final against  Leinster at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The mental acclimatisation to senior professional rugby is often the bigger challenge for the talented young player for whom the physical aspect can s(...)

Ulster’s Marcell Coetzee  in action during the Guinness Pro 14 semi-final against Edinburgh at  Murrayfield. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

With Ulster coach Dan McFarland, some of the end of his Tuesday press conference explained some of the beginning. Marcel Coetzee, perhaps doubtful for(...)

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland looks on during his side’s defeat to Leinster in the Pro14 final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Being contemporaries of this Leinster machine must be at least a little demoralising. For Ulster, the drought without a trophy goes back to 2006 and h(...)

John Delaney: in their book, Champagne Football,  Sunday Times journalists Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan  suggest that the former FAI CEO’s  credit card was used at times to pay for jewellery, limousines and hotels. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The FAI may have subsidised John Delaney’s lavish lifestyle and efforts to fend off press interest in his activities to the tune of three quarters of (...)

Leinster celebrate after their Pro14 final win over Ulster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leo Cullen’s Leinster men had the look of Brian Cody’s Kilkenny hurlers, in their pomp, as they barely lingered on the Aviva grass. Happy and unsatis(...)

Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden lift the Pro14 trophy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pro14 final: Leinster 27 Ulster 5 The Leinster Machine keeps on churning out the wins and the titles. The cast may change, what with 53 players used (...)

Leinster’s Ross Byrne has been tasked with the outhalf position for the Pro14 final against Ulster. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Pro14 final: Leinster v Ulster Kick-off: 7.35pm, Saturday. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 7pm. On TV: Li(...)

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