Andrew Trimble during training ahead of Ulster’s clash with Zebre. Player will captain the province for his record-matching 221st appearance. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Zebre v Ulster Venue: Stadio Lanfranchi Kick-off: 2.35pm TV: BBC NI Michael Bradley is largely sticking with the Zebre side that carved out a win(...)

Ireland’s Craig Gilroy goes after a loose ball at the Stadio Olimpico. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Nine tries to one with two hat-tricks. Craig Gilroy scored his between the 68th minute and full time, which is one try every four minutes. And there w(...)

Craig Gilroy (left) and Tommy Bowe come in to the Ulster side for their Pro12 game against Zebre in Parma. Photograph: Stephen Hamilton/Inpho.

Zebre v Ulster, Stadio Lanfranchi, Parma, Satuirday, 4pm Irish time (BBC 1) Ulster, like so many teams on this taut run-in for a home semi-final pl(...)

Italy head coach Jacques Brunel has made four changes from his side that lost to Scotland.

Rookie outhalf Edoardo Padovani has earned the right to leapfrog Kelly Haimona and lead Italy’s backline against Ireland on Saturday, according to he(...)

Kieran Marmion: returns to partner AJ MacGinty at halfback. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Zebre v Connacht, Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Saturday, 4.30pm Irish time (TG4) Zebre may offer thanks for small mercies as they are able to field fou(...)

Italy’s  Tommaso Allan of Italy looks to release the backs during the  World Cup Pool D match against France  at Twickenham Stadium. Photo:  David Rogers/Getty Images

The old adage that ‘if you have a reputation for getting up early you can stay in bed all day,’ is one to which the Italian backs might subscribe g(...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy is stopped in his tracks by Mauro Bergamasco and Quintin Geldenhuys. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho
Ulster pay the price against Zebre
  • Pro12
  • September 27, 2014, 17:58

Zebre 13 Ulster 6 It was a double-whammy really as Ulster tasted defeat for the first time this season, bringing to an end their three game unb(...)