Marcell Coetzee: his  performance against Bath exemplified his quality and importance to Ulster.   Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup Pool 3: Ulster v Clermont Auvergne  Kick-off: 7.45pm, Friday. Venue: Kingspan Stadium. On TV: Live on BT Sport (...)

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss will be hoping his team can continue their winning form this weekend. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss has made five personnel changes for Saturday’s Pro12 match against Zebre at Kingspan Stadium. Luke Marshall and Jac(...)

Ruan Pienaar starts against Glasgow Warriors on Saturday. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

Ulster have been bolstered by the return of scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar, and the inclusion of Irish internationals Craig Gilroy, Luke Marshall and Tommy Bo(...)

Ulster’s Andrew Trimble tackles Nans Ducuing of Bordeaux-Begles. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster 22 Bordeaux 26 The crisis at Ulster shows no signs of abating after they meekly bowed out of the European Champions Cup in defeat in the Poo(...)

Clermont winger  Nick Abendanon gets through the tackle of Ulster fullback Charles Piutau to score a try in the Champions Cup game at  Stade Marcel-Michelin. Photograph: Thierry Zocolan/Inpho/Presseye/

Clermont Auvergne 38 Ulster 19 A rueful Les Kiss saw his Ulster side return from the Auvergne with no points after a 38-19 defeat to Clermont in the (...)

The Clermont Auvergne will be seeking revenge at the Stade Marcel Michelin. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

European Champions Cup Pool Five ASM Clermont Auvergne v Ulster Stade Marcel Michelin Sunday, 3.05pm, Live Sky Sports 4 The round-three meeting, (...)

Ulster’s Franco van der Merwe, Ruan Pienaar and Robbie Diack. Their team travel to France as underdogs. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss has made just one change to the starting fifteen for Ulster’s Champions Cup clash away to ASM Clermont Auvergne thi(...)

Connacht’s Cian Kelleher is tackled by Federico Zani of Treviso during their Pro12 match at  The Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: Inpho

At the halfway point of the Champions Cup the rude health of the Irish provinces in the various pools is reflected in the prominence of a number of th(...)

Ulster coach Les Kiss: “Our defensive line shrank in a bit and that gave them space on the edge that put us on the back foot. Defensively we can definitely improve.” Photograph: Getty Images

Ulster 39 Clermont Auvergne 32 The context of the victory reveals the magnitude of the achievement. Ulster were missing half a dozen frontline playe(...)

Ulster flanker Chris Henry tackles  Nick Abendanon of Clermont Auvergne during the European  Champions Cup match at   Kingspan stadium in Belfast. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster coach Les Kiss paid tribute to his team in the aftermath of a stunning 39-32 Champions Cup victory over Clermont Auvergne at the Kingspan stadi(...)

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