Ricky Lutton

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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(...)

Ulster assistant coach Joe Barakat speaks at a press conference ahead of their opening Champions Cup match. Photograph: Inpho

For all their injury woes of late, Ulster have been given a timely boost with the news that Charles Piutau has returned to training, as have Luke Mars(...)

Ulster scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar: name is sure to be cheered to the rafters at the Kingspan. Photograph: Simon King/Presseye/Inpho

Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons. Kingspan Stadium 7.35. On TV: BBC Two Ross Kane, a 21-year-old academy prop, will make his competitive debut for Uls(...)

Craig Gilroy (left) and Tommy Bowe come in to the Ulster side for their Pro12 game against Zebre in Parma. Photograph: Stephen Hamilton/Inpho.

Zebre v Ulster, Stadio Lanfranchi, Parma, Satuirday, 4pm Irish time (BBC 1) Ulster, like so many teams on this taut run-in for a home semi-final pl(...)

Rob Herring returns to captain Ulster against Zebre. Photograph: Inpho

Rory Scholes starts on the right wing for Ulster against Zebre on Friday night, just two days after it was announced he is leaving the province for Ed(...)

Ulster’s Nick Williams in action against Connacht. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Maybe it’s the relative lack of Irish interest, but the final weekend of what is now the European Champions Cup somehow used to seem more fun. Mathe(...)

Owen Farrell celebrates Duncan Taylor’s score during Saracens’ 33-17 win over Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Saracens 33 Ulster 17 Saracens secured a home quarter-final in the Champions Cup with a round of matches still to go following another hugely impress(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave will line out in the centre alongside Luke Marshall. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There were rumblings last week that Oyonnax players were very unhappy with head coach Olivier Azam and on Thursday the club rolled the dice by firi(...)

Connacht’s Eoghan Masterson is shown a yellow card and sinbinned by referee Romain Poite during the European Champions Cup play-off at Kingsholm Stadium. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

As one Connacht player put it, when you’re at the bottom of the food chain you get dry bread. It’s often said in team sports that the perceived ‘bigge(...)

Craig Clarke in action against Leinster during this season’s RaboDirect Pro 12 clash at the Showgrounds. 	Photograph: Inpho

Craig Clarke’s retirement from rugby was confirmed yesterday by Connacht. The 30-year-old New Zealander was stood down after the Saracens match in Jan(...)

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