Ulster Coach Dan McFarland  is set to start  Jordi Murphy in their Pro14 home clash against Edinburgh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

New Ulster recruit Jordi Murphy is in line to make his debut for the province in Friday’s home clash with Edinburgh as Dan McFarland’s squad bid to re(...)

Barry Daly:  recognised as the championship’s top try scorer for last season after scoring a dozen tries in just 11 starts and four appearances off the bench. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Reflecting the season that was in it, Irish players and in particular those from Leinster, along with their head coach Leo Cullen, dominated Tuesday n(...)

Munster’s Jean Kleyn is tackled by Edinburgh’s Jaco van der Walt during the semi-final qualifier at Thomond Park. Kleyn is an injury concern for the semi-final against Leinster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Now that this semi-final play-off is out of the way, presumably another weekend’s break and the prospect of playing Leinster at the RDS in the Guinnes(...)

Johann van Graan: “For us it’s not about the rest of the season, it’s only about Saturday. That’s all we’re focused on.”  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Johann van Graan is the first to acknowledge that from a situation just nine days ago when they were in line to bid for honours on two fronts, their (...)

Tom Daly returned to competitive action for Lansdowne. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Daly hoping Cullen remembers a face There may not have been many smiles in the RDS on Saturday night but at Lansdowne Road Leinster’s Tom Daly ended (...)

Niyi Adeolokun of Connacht runs into traffic as Edinburgh’s Mark Bennett and Dougie Fife defend during the  Guinness Pro 14 game at the  Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 22 Edinburgh 29 Connacht’s hopes of Champions Cup qualification will now rest on the possibility of a one-off conference playoff after a bon(...)

Huw Jones dives over for one of his two tries for Scotland in the defeat of England at Murrayfield two weeks ago. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Huw Jones – Humble, for short – didn’t just crash in on the international rugby scene; there was a bang and a wallop there, too. Fourteen Tests and 10(...)

 John Barclay in action for his club Scarlets: “We will look at how we think we can beat Wales and put together a plan.” Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

The flowering of Scotland was a feature of rugby union’s climate change last year. Having withered on the Six Nations’ vine for most of the century, t(...)

Geordan Murphy: “We let ourselves down on the big stage. We were bullied. We have an opportunity on Sunday to circle the wagons. Let’s see how we get on.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Matt O’Connor is as good a place as any to begin our catch up with Geordan Murphy. The man who shaped his latter playing days and present coaching ph(...)

Viktor Gresev scored two of Krasny Yar’s five tries in the Challenge Cup win over Stade Francais in Krasnoyarsk. Photograph: Inpho

Russian minnows Krasny Yar pulled off one of the biggest shocks in club rugby by beating holders Stade Francais 34-29 in the opening round of matches.(...)

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