James Hume

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Ulster’s Ian Madigan converts a last minute penalty to win the game in Edinburgh. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Edinburgh 31 Ulster 34 Ian Madigan repeated his Murrayfield heroics as he nailed another last-minute kick to hand Ulster a dramatic 34-31 victory ove(...)

Munster’s Mike Haley was the standout Irish player in the fullback position. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Statistical data as the sole arbiter of excellence lacks nuance and certainly doesn’t present a complete picture in the absence of the supplementary c(...)

Andy Farrell:  instead of the Fijian tour, the IRFU are very close to signing off on two home Tests this summer  against Japan and the United States. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There can be little doubt that the lack of a voice from the Irish coaching ticket, and specifically Andy Farrell, didn’t help the chances of one or tw(...)

Ulster’s Robert Baloucoune is a rare ‘commodity’ in Irish rugby a bona fide wing with the skill sets to match his top end pace. File photograph: Inpho

The Rainbow Cup exudes a more monochrome hue with the confirmation that the South African franchises won’t be travelling to the northern hemisphere; i(...)

Ulster’s Michael Lowry scores a try despite Zebre’s Josh Renton tackle during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph:  Matt Mackey/Inpho

Ulster 49 Zebre 3 Another meaningless game for Ulster in terms of the already settled Pro 14 standings, the usefulness of this last league outing wil(...)

Robbie Henshaw making his Ireland debut against the USA at the  BBVA Stadium in Houston, Texas in June 2013. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This summer the Ireland rugby team is scheduled to tour the Pacific Islands taking in Test matches against Tonga and Fiji. As things stand those inter(...)

 Of Ireland’s eight tries so far, Will Connors’ first score against Italy is all that can be paraded around the winner’s enclosure as a strategy invented in the coach’s box. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Sometimes in rugby you play the opposition, not the game. Take Ulster’s sparkling backline. Robert Baloucoune has returned from injury with serious po(...)

Leinster’s James Tracy scores his team’s fourth try against Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster 24 Ulster 12 The unthinkable, namely successive Leinster home defeats in this competition for the first time, seemed conceivable when Ulster(...)

 Toulouse scrumhalf Antoine Dupont races through the Ulster defence to score a try during the Heineken Champions Cup Pool B game  at Kingspan stadium in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ulster 22 Toulouse 29 Toulouse brought an end to Ulster’s 25-match winning streak at the Kingspan stadium spanning over two years with a four try, bo(...)

Centre Yoram Moefana, who played in the Autumn Nations Cup final against England, was a member of the French under-20s earlier this year. Photograph:  Miguel Medina/AFP via Getty Images

The admiring tone that greeted the performance of a young French side beaten in extra-time in the Autumn Nations Cup final at Twickenham by Six Nation(...)

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