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(...)

Ireland’s Greg O’Shea  after scoring a try against Australia in 2018. ‘The fitness level required for Sevens is insane.’ Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Back in the summer of 2015, the then Munster academy player and current member of the upwardly mobile Ireland Men’s Sevens team, Greg O’Shea, borrowed(...)

Ireland Sevens’s Jordan Conroy in action against Hong Kong in the series qualifier final in Hong Kong Stadium. Photograph:  Yu Chun Christopher Wong/Inpho

The Ireland Rugby Sevens team could qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games for the first time in history as early as July of this year. And their chances(...)

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(...)

 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 (...)

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(...)

Welsh referee Ben Whitehouse took charge of Leinster’s clash with Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho

Player safety must come first World Rugby’s commitment to player safety once again came sharply into focus during Edinburgh’s Pro14 victory over Lein(...)

Ulster’s Marcell Coetzee scores a try against Southern Kings during the  PRO14 clash at  Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ulster 33 Southern Kings 19 The mood should have been more upbeat, after Ulster’s fourth straight PRO14 win had moved them above Benetton Rugby to ta(...)

The Southern Kings’ Schalk Ferreira is tackled by Darren Cave and Stuart McCloskey of Ulster. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ulster 33 Southern Kings 19 Marcell Coetzee marked his comeback for Ulster with one of their five tries in Saturday’s win over the Southern Kings. U(...)

John Cooney races clear to score Ulster’s third try against the Dragons. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

Dragons 15 Ulster 28 Ulster moved back into third in Conference B of the Guinness PRO14 with a gritty 28-15 bonus-point win over the Dragons. This w(...)

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