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There were four different players who wore the green 13 in the first five Test matches after O’Driscoll’s retirement.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Triskaidekaphobia, Brian O’Driscoll’s Twitter handle and the word that also adorns the official Leinster supporters club T-shirt in his honour, is a m(...)

Ulster outhalf Christian Lealiifano is playing his final game for the province before returning to Australia.  Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Wasps v Ulster, Ricoh Arena, Sunday, 3.15 - Live on BT Sport Craig Gilroy’s fractured cheekbone sustained in the victory over La Rochelle is the late(...)

Peter O’Mahony: “We’ve got to go and win at the weekend and it’s going to be massively difficult because they’re  such a good side.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There’s never been a European Champions Cup pool finale quite like it, not even in the competition’s Heineken Cup guise. All told, 50 matches have be(...)

In what was a largely excellent weekend for the Irish provinces, Leinster, Munster and Ulster in the Champions Cup with the prospect that the other pr(...)

Ulster’s Jacob Stockdale scores his side’s second try during the European Rugby Champions Cup game against La Rochelle at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ulster 20 La Rochelle 13 The timing could hardly have been better as Ulster dug out a performance top-heavy with belligerence, somewhat fitting in th(...)

 Ulster’s Nick Timoney is congratulated after scoring his try. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster 20 La Rochelle 13 It was tailor-made for Ulster really, a wet and numbingly-cold afternoon in Belfast evoking all the glory days of when Frenc(...)

Josh Murphy: “Josh is very abrasive,” said Leo Cullen, “he gets through a mountain of work and that’s what coaches like.”  Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Leinster v Ulster, RDS, 5.35pm (Live TG4, BBC NI, Sky Sports) Strap in, because the rugby does not let up until May. Now we see why Leinster never w(...)

Jason Stockdale:  expected to be included on the Ulster side to face  Leinster at the RDS. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

In what few reckon will be anything other than a now traditionally unpleasant trip to the RDS, Ulster will at least be heading south on Saturday with (...)

Rob Lyttle scores Ulster’s fourth try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Munster at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho

Ulster 24 Munster 17 Few saw this one coming with the sound of knives sharpening over Les Kiss’s future almost being audible at half-time, when Munst(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki skips past Jacob Stockdale of Ulster on his way to scoring his side’s second try during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  Sportsground in  Galway. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht 44 Ulster 16 What a win, what a night at the Galway Sportsground. Connacht had demonstrated improving form over the last two weeks, but no(...)

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