Jordi Murphy

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Leinster’s James Tracy scores his team’s fourth try against Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster 24 Ulster 12 The unthinkable, namely successive Leinster home defeats in this competition for the first time, seemed conceivable when Ulster(...)

Ulster’s Ian Madigan kicks a penalty in the Guinness Pro14 match between Connacht and Ulster in the  Sportsground, Galway on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It had been a difficult week for Ulster off the pitch, with confirmation that Marcell Coetzee has asked to have the final season in a three-year contr(...)

Billy Burns captains Ulster against his former side Gloucester. Photograph:  Gary Carr/Inpho

Gloucester v Ulster, Kingsholm Stadium, Saturday, 3.15pm – Live on BT Sport After the disappointment of their first defeat of the season against Toul(...)

 Aaron Sexton has been named in the Ulster squad for Monday night’s match in Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho

Edinburgh v Ulster, Murrayfield, Monday, 8.15 – Live in Eir Sport 2 The 20-year-old Aaron Sexton is set to make his Ulster debut after being named am(...)

Ulster’s Marcell Coetzee scored four tries on Monday evening. Photograph: Inpho

Zebre 14 Ulster 57 This one never really deviated from the expected narrative as Ulster ran in nine tries to obliterate Zebre and rack up six wins fr(...)

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton leaves the pitch after being replaced in the Six Nations game against France at the Stade de France. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The witch hunt is a little premature. Ireland are already in flux. Nobody is getting canned. There is time and space for Andy Farrell to remodel this (...)

Conor Murray celebrates after scoring Ireland’s third try during the game against New Zealand at Soldier Field in Chicago in November 2016. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On Saturday night in Paris the likelihood is that Ireland will need to secure a bonus-point victory over France to secure the 2020 Six Nations Champio(...)

Tendai Mtawarira of the Cell C Sharks is tackled by Malcolm Marx (L) and Tyrone Green (R) of the Emirates Lions during their Super Rugby clash in April. Photo: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Many of rugby’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone and consider the unintended consequences of South Africa moving to t(...)

Ulster’s Marcell Coetzee  in action during the Guinness Pro 14 semi-final against Edinburgh at  Murrayfield. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

With Ulster coach Dan McFarland, some of the end of his Tuesday press conference explained some of the beginning. Marcel Coetzee, perhaps doubtful for(...)

Leinster’s Robbie Henshaw avails of an intercept to score a try against Ulster during the  Pro14 final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

LEINSTER 27 ULSTER 5 Defences win championships goes the old adage, and few final wins underlined the point like this one. Of course, few teams know(...)

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