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  Geordan Murphy   has been appointed interim head coach of Leicester Tigers following the departure of director of rugby Matt O’Connor. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Dean Richards once dubbed Geordan Murphy the “George Best” of rugby. It is Richards who arrives to Welford Road this weekend with Newcastle Falcons to(...)

Incoming Ulster coach Dan McFarland looks to be a good fit for the province. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

That was meant to have been a quiet week; just the Pro14 quarter-final between Munster and Edinburgh, and the Ulster Bank League final featuring Lansd(...)

Ulster’s John Cooney in action against Ospreys – injuries saw the scrumhalf moved to outhalf during the game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When Ulster had finished the unsettling humiliation of their coach in 2012 the Guardian newspaper ran a headline. “Brian McLaughlin shows success is s(...)

 Ulster’s head coach Jono Gibbes: “The decision to leave here is a difficult one professionally because I support the team and the staff, and I am excited for what the future holds for them.”  Photograph: Kevin Barnes/Inpho

It’s been an annus horribilis for Ulster rugby on and off the pitch, and one that shows no sign of abating following the news that head coach Jono Gib(...)

Jacob Stockdale at yesterday’s captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, ahead of his first start for Ireland on home soil. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

He’s living the dream, and the dream was always playing for Ulster and Ireland. His granddad and father both played for Ballyclare, and his granddad’s(...)

Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar says goodbye to the fans following his side’s Pro12 win over Leinster. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Ulster 17 Leinster 13 In a season to forget at least Ulster managed to hit the right note with their emotional farewells as a tearful Ruan Pienaar he(...)

Ruan Pienaar runs in for a try against Glasgow Warriors. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Although he has been unable to train so far this week with the back spasm that forced his early departure in their season-ending defeat away to the Os(...)

Jono Gibbes:  former All Black and forwards coach  at Leinster. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty

Former New Zealand player Jono Gibbes, who declined an extension to his contract as forwards coach with Leinster in 2014, and also recently with Clerm(...)

Ulster coach Neil Doak. Photograph:  Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

Ulster are about to find out, way sooner than expected, what life without Ruan Pienaar will feel like. “I don’t envisage him being out six months or (...)

Luke Marshall is set to return for Ulster against Treviso on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster look set to have centre Luke Marshall back in their match-day squad for Saturday’s trip to Treviso as the northern province aim to rack-up two (...)

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