David Shanahan

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  Jacob Stockdale scores his first try. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ulster 26 Racing 22 Equally awful collective performances are overshadowed by the magnificence of Jacob Stockdale. For all the problems Dan McFarland(...)

Ireland international secondrow comes in for Connacht’s Pro 14 interpro game against Ulster at the Showgrounds on Friday night. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht have made four changes for Friday night’s interpro clash against Ulster at the Sportsground (7.35pm) as they look to get over last weekend’s (...)

Wenceslas Lauret crosses the line for one of Racing 92’s five tries against Ulster in their  44-12 victory in Paris. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Champions Cup: Racing 44 Ulster 12 Another point, or at a push two points, got away from Ulster in Racing’s futuristic Arena but over the course of t(...)

 Marty Moore:  makes his first start for Ulster after impressing off the bench last week. Photograph: Matthew Bunn/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup Pool 4: Racing 92 v Ulster Kick off: Saturday, 5.30pm. Venue: La Defense Arena, Paris. How to follow: (...)

Tempers flare between Ulster’s Rory Best and Rhys Marshall of Munster during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 24 Ulster 24 Ulster failed to win a place in next week’s Pro 14 playoffs when they drew with Munster in Thomond Park on Saturday evening. Aft(...)

Ulster’s Jacob Stockdale tries to evade the tackle of Cardiff’s  Willis Halaholo during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Cardiff Blues 35 Ulster 17 Ulster’s playoff hopes were dealt a hammer blow in South Wales as they fell to a 35-17 defeat to the Cardiff Blues. Jono (...)

High marginal tax rates in particular were highlighted by respondents as having a strong bearing on decisions over whether to set up in Ireland or not. Photograph: Getty Images

More than half of Irish business owners view the State’s tax code as a barrier to growth rather than a support, according to a survey by accounting an(...)

Kieran Treadwell must back up Ulster coach  Les Kiss’s big selection call at secondrow. Photograph: Inpho

Sunday - Exeter Chiefs v Ulster, Sandy Park, 5.30pm – BT Sport Ironically Ulster’s uncomfortable last campaign with Ruan Pienaar on their books rea(...)

Ruan Pienaar: “I wanted to stay and I know Ulster Rugby did everything it could to keep me in Belfast.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

While Ulster see Ruan Pienaar as an irreplaceable figure, the IRFU see him as an expendable commodity. Only time will tell how damaging this will prov(...)

Ulster’s Nick Williams in action against Connacht. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Maybe it’s the relative lack of Irish interest, but the final weekend of what is now the European Champions Cup somehow used to seem more fun. Mathe(...)

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