Pete Horne of Glasgow Warriors catches a  kick to run through and score his team’s sixth try during the Guinness Pro 14 semi-final against  Ulster at Scotstoun Stadium. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Glasgow 50 Ulster 20 Hopes of an all-Irish Guinness Pro14 final next weekend final were cruelly crushed on Friday night at Scotstoun where a rampant (...)

Munster’s last trophy came in 2011 - beating Leinster in the Pro12 final. Photograph: Inpho

Best Club in the World In 2011 the Red Army lorded it over Leinster in Thomond Park a week after their arch-rivals were crowned European champions. T(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave and Rory Best leave the field after their win over Connacht at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster 21 Connacht 13 The scoreline certainly doesn’t flatter Connacht, who gave it their all in a throbbing and vibrant Guinness Pro14 quarter-final(...)

Rory Best: all set for a farewell home appearance at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Ulster v Connacht, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Kick-off: 5.35pm. (On TV: Live on eir Sport)   This intriguing first play-off meeting between them(...)

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland with Iain Henderson who returns to captain the team this Friday night. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Iain Henderson returns to captain Ulster in Friday night’s crucial Pro14 fixture against Edinburgh (Kick-off 7.35pm, BT Murrayfield). Dan McFarland a(...)

 Leinster’s Jack Conan  sees off a challenge from Ulster’s John Cooney  in their   Champions Cup quarter-final victory at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Leinster wade into the psychological quicksand Ireland have yet to escape. Largely the same personnel, the burden of favouritism has always weighed he(...)

A dejected  Jacob Stockdale at the final whistle of Ulster’s   Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final defeat to Leinster at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

This game forever spins on an error by a 22-year-old well on track to becoming Ireland’s greatest winger. Jacob Stockdale remains the ultimate enterta(...)

 Adam Byrne scores  Leinster’s second try during the Heineken  Champions Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Leinster 21 Ulster 18 A thunderous Thrilla in the Aviva indeed. This was only the fifth all-Irish duel in the 24 years of the Heineken Champions Cup (...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose celebrated Adam Byrne’s try against Bath in their  Champions Cup Round 4 match at Aviva Stadium on December 15th, 2018. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster v Ulster Venue: Aviva Stadium Kick-off: 5.45pm. On TV: Live on BT Sport. What’s seldom is usually wonderful. To put this quarter-final in c(...)

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland during a training session at Pirrie Park. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Ulster are hoping Ireland internationals Iain Henderson (knee), Marty Moore (concussion) and especially Darren Cave (ribs) will recover to face Leinst(...)

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