Jared Payne

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Ulster’s Matt Faddes in action during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium. Photograph:  Alex James/Inpho

Ospreys 26 Ulster 24 Ulster head coach Dan McFarland hit out at his team’s naivety after they became only the second side to lose to the Ospreys this(...)

Ulster team manager Bryn Cunningham: ‘I came in around November 2014 and we had a very strong first XV on paper that year and in subsequent years but there wasn’t the depth below that.’ Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

It is March 2018, the Belfast rape trial is ongoing, when Ulster hosts a meeting with season ticket holders. The room is soaked in vitriol as supporte(...)

Ulster’s Stuart McCloskey in action against Munster in the Guinness Pro14  at Kingspan Stadium in  Belfast last Friday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The three rounds of festive interpros can be a mixed bag, and certainly didn’t offer much in the way of cheer for Connacht or, ultimately, Munster. Ha(...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray celebrates Robbie Henshaw’s try against New Zealand. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

November 5th, 2016: Ireland 40-29 New Zealand - Soldier Field, Chicago This can never happen again. Not at the same time. The most cherished memory f(...)

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 (...)

Joe Schmidt: “Any 23 can play very well against the All Blacks and not get the result,” said Schmidt before New Zealand thrashed Ireland 46-14. Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

To the bitter and largely unexplained end, Joe Schmidt remained the same. It was all about control. Control of the young players who, like life in a 1(...)

The Ireland and New Zealand encounters define the Joe Schmidt era.

Joe Schmidt’s decade in Ireland has yielded unprecedented success ever since Johnny Sexton orchestrated Leinster’s miracle revival against Northampton(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt, scrum coach Greg Feek and defence coach Andy Farrell at a training session in Ichihara Suporeku Park, Tokyo. Photograph: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Joe Schmidt and the Irish coaches have rarely had the welcome dilemma of choosing from a full deck in midfield, but in the anticipated absence of Robb(...)

 Joe Schmidt:  “I think the great days have been the ones where the players have done something a little bit special, and you’ve seen players grow.”

Today really does mark the end of an era. The Joe Schmidt era at the Aviva Stadium. Previous eras have taken in a detour to Croke Park and the increas(...)

Jean Kleyn and Tadhg Beirne compete for a lineout  during an Ireland training session at Carton House on Thursday. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Unbeknownst to each other, Tadhg Beirne and Will Addison come before the gallery in Carton House as potential saviours of this already creaking World (...)

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