Marcel Coetzee

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Geordan Murphy: Leicester have beaten Harlequins (35-24) and Gloucester (34-16) in their last two games since they made the Irishman full-time head coach. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Leicester Tigers v Ulster, Welford Road, 3.15 (Live on BT Sport) Ulster stand on the threshold of qualification for the first time in five years, alt(...)

Devin Toner and Iain Henderson at Ireland  squad training in Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Even Iain Henderson finds it hard to credit that he made his debut all of five years ago, at the age of 20, in the corresponding Guinness Series opene(...)

Leinster’s Luke McGrath scores a try against Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

ULSTER 10 LEINSTER 25 Leinster’s eighth win in nine competitive matches this season was their most significant in the Pro14 to date, as it propelled (...)

Stuart McCloskey at an Ulster training session at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph:  
Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s a bit of an odd one alright. To date Stuart McCloskey has just had the one cap, in the Six Nations two seasons ago against the then all-conquerin(...)

Saracens once again look like being the team to beat this year. Photo: Getty Images

Pool 1: Harlequins, La Rochelle, Ulster, Wasps After three pool exits in a row (losing 10 of 18 matches) Ulster should be better equipped this season(...)

Jared Payne: back from injury and will start on the bench against Zebre. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Zebre v Ulster, Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Sunday (12.30, Irish time) The wider Irish rugby community, along with Ulster’s supporters, will be deligh(...)

Marcell Coetzee: the former Springbok international had an outstanding debut against Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho

It’s been a busy week in Belfast with the announcement that Jono Gibbes and Dwayne Peel will join the coaching ticket, a long-awaited and outstanding (...)

CJ Stander and Jean Kleyn stand shoulder to shoulder with their Munster team-mates. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The clearest evidence of an ever-deepening crisis in South African rugby was Rassie Erasmus being allowed to escape a crumbling Springbok regime to co(...)

Players at the launch of the 2016/17 Guinness Pro12 season at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In what should be an additional incentive to the four Irish sides this season, it has been confirmed that next year’s Guinness Pro12 final will be hel(...)

New Zealand captain  Richie McCaw stretches past the tackle of South Africa’s Jan Serfontein to score a try in the second half of the Rugby Championship match at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Photograph:  Anthony Phelps/Reuters

Rugby Championship round-up: Captain Richie McCaw scored a second-half try to help the All Blacks maintain their five-year unbeaten record in New Zeal(...)