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Robert Baloucoune impressed on his Ulster return in the win over the Northampton Saints. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Though they have already made it through to the last 16, there is still much to strive for as Ulster bid to see off Clermont in Belfast on Saturday ev(...)

Ulster and Ireland winger Jacob Stockdale has undergone surgery to an ankle injury and could miss the rest of the season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Jacob Stockdale and Ulster have been dealt a huge blow with the news that the Irish winger will have to undergo surgery on his troublesome ankle injur(...)

On Saturday afternoon Connacht seek to boldly go where no Connacht side has gone before. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

After the festive famine, the January feast. The Omicron variant ensured slim pickings over Christmas and the New Year but, touch wood, this weekend’s(...)

Stewart Moore: his   silky elegance, footwork and distribution offer a different set of skills to the absent Stuart McCloskey and Ulster will need to tailor their game plan accordingly. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Northampton Saints v Ulster, Franklin’s Gardens, Sunday 3.15pm (Live on BT Sport) Robert Baloucoune returns but the absence of John Cooney, Iain Hend(...)

The New Zealand-born Jared Payne represented Ulster on 78 occasions and earned 20 caps for Ireland. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Jared Payne will leave Ulster at the end of this season, his 10th with the province and fourth as their defence coach, “to pursue coaching opportuniti(...)

Alex Kendellen scores the winning try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 18 Ulster 13 Departing Munster head coach Johann van Graan said they have not allowed criticism of their tactics or performances creep inside(...)

John Cooney: he’s been back to his best for Ulster in recent times and the way he plays the game should be tailor-made for Farrell’s blueprint with Ireland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

I’m sure Robert Burns may have smiled had he lived to see the world we live in today. His observation about ‘the best laid plans of mice and men’ an a(...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy celebrates scoring their fourth try during the Heineken Champions Cup match against Northampton at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ulster 27 Northampton 22 However the tournament’s bedevilled pool stages pan out from here, who knows, but Ulster couldn’t have done much more. They (...)

Iain Henderson returns to captain Ulster in Friday night’s Heieneken Champions Cup clash against Northampton in Belfast. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup: Ulster v Northampton, Kingspan Stadium, Friday, 8pm – Live on BT Sport A magnificent victory over Clermont Auvergne last week(...)

 John Cooney put in a player of the match display in France. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Clermont Auvergne 23 Ulster 29 Having followed their significant win away to Leinster with a loss to Ospreys, Dan McFarland and Ulster already know a(...)

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