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Ulster’s Nick Williams: “Everything has fallen into place and I wouldn’t want to play anywhere else to be honest.”

Ulster’s dynamic number eight Nick Williams has signed a new two year contract with the province. If that is a sign of the things to come, Ulster can (...)

Tommy Bowe could make his seasonal return this weekend. Photograph:  Huw Evans/Inpho

Ulster’s Lions duo of Tommy Bowe and Rory Best are set to make their seasonal returns this Friday for the home game against Treviso, while Craig Gilro(...)

Mark Anscombe

Paddy Jackson really ought to be cut some more slack. Yet, having been pitched into a Heineken Cup final at 20 and his international debut shortly aft(...)

Ulster’s Andrew Trimble who will be  on  the wing against the Dragons in Wales tonight. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/INPHO/Presseye

Ulster lost four matches last year to Leinster’s five and then topped the table. But the Dublin team carried off the trophy. Hard bitten by the play-o(...)

Ulster head coach Mark Anscombe guides a squad training session at Newforge Country Club in Belfast yesterday. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

“We let things slip and they punished us for it,” says Mark Anscombe. There’s an understated caution with Ulster, always has been. While players like(...)

The Irish provinces have all drawn testing groups in the 2013/14 Heineken Cup. Photograph: Inpho

This year’s French champions Castres and the team that had one hand on the Heineken Cup in 2010-11 before Leinster snatched it from them, Northampton,(...)

John Afoa will undergo an operation on a torn tricep tendon. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster prop John Afoa is to undergo surgery to repair a torn tricep tendon in his left arm.The All Blacks tighthead is home in New Zealand and will un(...)

Leinster’s Jonny Sexton celebrates with the trophy. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire.

Leinster 24 Ulster 18 : The big call in this Rabo Pro 12 final was made by Ulster(...)

Cup cakes representing Leinster and Ulster colours. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

The forecast is relatively good – summertime in Ireland being entirely relative – the top two teams in the League are squaring off for the trop(...)

Brian O’Driscoll returns to the Leinster side for Saturday’s RaboDirect Final against Ulster at the RDS. Photograph:  Kieran Murray/Inpho

Brian O’Driscoll has been named at centre in the Leinster side for Saturday’s RaboDirect Pro12 final clash against Ulster at the RDS, but Seán O’Br(...)

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