Conor O’Brien runs in a try for Leinster in their Guinness PRO14 match against Ulster at the RDS, Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster 40 Ulster 7 The post-match inquisition was brief and perfunctory. Next week’s Champions Cup game against Toulouse at the RDS was greater in (...)

Lansdowne wing Peter Sullivan: he will start for Ireland against Georgia. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v Georgia Under-20, Narbonne (5.30pm Irish time, live on Eir Sport) Ireland coach Noel McNamara has made four changes to the side (...)

Noel McNamara has named his team to play France in the Under-20 World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland Under-20 head coach Noel McNamara has named six players with World Cup experience for the tournament’s opening game against hosts France on We(...)

Ireland’s Michael Silvester escapes the tackle from   with Ross Thompson of Scotland during last night’s Under-20 Six Nations Championship match at  Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 30 Scotland Under-20 25 Ireland will cherish the bonus-point victory, the performance vacillating between the sublime and the carele(...)

Tommy O’Brien at the Ireland Under-20’s Captain’s Run in Donnybrook, Dublin on Thursday.   Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v Scotland Under-20 Donnybrook (Friday 7.15, live on RTÉ 2) Ireland coach Noel McNamara has shuffled his resources to give players (...)

Winger James McCarthy scores a try against France during last week’s Under-20 Six Nations Championship game at   Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v Italy Under-20, Donnybrook (7.15, live on RTÉ 2) There is a balance to be struck between rectifying the imperfections in last we(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki skips past Jacob Stockdale of Ulster on his way to scoring his side’s second try during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  Sportsground in  Galway. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht 44 Ulster 16 What a win, what a night at the Galway Sportsground. Connacht had demonstrated improving form over the last two weeks, but no(...)

Jordi Murphy has agreed a two-year deal to join Ulster. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Ulster have confirmed the signing of Jordi Murphy from Leinster on a two-year deal, as reported in The Irish Times on Tuesday. Murphy will leave Lein(...)