Jono Gibbes

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Ulster assistant coach Dwayne Peel: “It is going to be a tough, tough game for us.”

Any sentiment attached to the occasion will be reserved for a post-match beer and catch-up with old friends and ex-teammates, but, for 80 minutes on F(...)

New Ulster coach Jono Gibbes. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

Jono Gibbes didn’t require massive persuasion or a hard sell to leave behind Clermont Auvergne and agree a two-year contract as head coach at Ulster, (...)

Devin Toner: “I would be the first to say  Leinster put a lot of faith in me, a lot of work, and I am really grateful for it.”   Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Few forget their first cap and Devin Toner is no exception as he stands on the threshold of making his 200th appearance for Leinster – a milestone he’(...)

Stuarat McCloskey pursued by some of his team-mates in a light-hearted moment during Ulster’s captain’s run  at the Kingspan Stadium  in Belfast. Photograph: Stephen Hamilton/Presseye/Inpho

Ulster v Cheetahs, Kingspan stadium (7.35, live on BBC 2) It’s very much a case of firsts in Belfast on Friday night, an expanded tournament, a debut(...)

Joe Schmidt and members of the Irish squad  in Japan. The successful tour has helped to blood fresh Irish talent.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Face contorted as sharp instructions are barked, subtle nods and hand signals exchanged with fitness guru Jason Cowman, Corporal Schmidt during the I(...)

Former Wales international Ieuan Evans picks out Munster during the Champions Cup draw at  Chateau de Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s a case of familiar faces and foes following the EPCR Champions Cup and Challenge Cup draws for next season that took place in Neuchatel, Switzerl(...)

Dan Leavy will switch to openside flanker for Leinster. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

European Champions Cup semi-final: Clermont Auvergne v Leinster   Kick off: 4.00pm local time (3.00pm Irish). Venue: Matmut Stadium de Ger(...)

Clermont Auvergne’s forwards coach Jono Gibbes, who is set to become Ulster’s new coach

Clermont, a city drenched by ancient warfare, was the starting point for the first Crusade in 1095. The local sports team has threatened to conquer Fr(...)

 Morgan Parra:  playing as well as he ever has and steers the ship for  Clermont Auvergne. Photograph: Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

By now, the Leinster and Munster coaches will have shown their players ways in which to navigate around Clermont and Saracens. The onus isn’t on the (...)

Simon Zebo gets swallowed up by Ulster’s Stuart Olding, Paddy Jackson and Andrew Trimble at Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

No underdogs here. Not even in the face of Saracens. “Listen, whatever I say here we are up against it next week,” said the always composed Rassie Er(...)

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