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Donnacha Ryan will start in the Munster secondrow against the Ospreys in Swansea. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster have been boosted by the return of Donnacha Ryan, Tommy O’Donnell and Felix Jones from Ireland camp and all three will start Sunday’s t(...)

Ulster forwards Rory Best, Callum Black and Dan Tuohy arrive for training at  Pirrie Park in Belfast on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland hooker Rory Best will make his 150th appearance for Ulster in Saturday’s Heineken Cup Pool 5 decider away to Leicester Tigers at Welford Road (...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy leaves the pitch with a broken nose during the Heineken Cup pool game against Montpellier at Ravenhill. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland internationals Craig Gilroy and Declan Fitzpatrick are both serious doubts for Ulster’s winner takes all Heineken Cup clash with Leicester at (...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy is tackled by Munster’s Felix Jones. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho
Ulster hold off Munster
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  • January 3, 2014, 21:28

Ulster 29 Munster 19: Ulster avoided two successive defeats to their provincial rivals by becoming only the third side to get the better of Rabo Pro12(...)

 Chris Henry returns from injury for Ulster’s Pro12 clash with Munster at Ravenhill. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland internationals Chris Henry and Iain Henderson have both recovered from injury and are named in the Ulster starting XV to take on Munster in(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam: has some players returning from injury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam is hopeful that fullback Gavin Duffy, who last weekend left the field during the second half at Thomond Park with a shoulder in(...)

 Declan Fitzpatrick will prove a formidable presence in the  Ulster  front row for tonight’s clash with Leinster. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Pressey/Inpho

Leinster losing three in games in succession is hard to imagine. They may be blessed by the lack of artillery in the Red Hand brigade, seeking to aven(...)

Ulster’s Andrew Trimble scores against Treviso last weekend.

For the first time in his season and a half in charge of Ulster, Mark Anscombe has named an unchanged 23 for two consecutive matches, and he will b(...)

Ulster’s Dan Tuohy breaks free to score a try against Treviso last weekend: Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Ulster coach Mark Anscombe has named the same side that took to the field at Ravenhill last Saturday for tomorrow afternoon’s return fixture against T(...)

 Mark Anscombe:  has to find a replacement for the departing John Afoa.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster, much like Leinster, are poised to enter the festive period with a near flawless European record. It makes the cleaning up of some obvious prob(...)

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