Tommy Bowe: has become a familiar figure on our television screens having embraced a media career   following his rugby career. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tommy Bowe is on the road. Work, a weary daily beat of Belfast, Dublin, Dublin, Belfast. “Tired but I’m good. It’s all go,” he says, unbroken by the (...)

 Ulster coach Dan McFarland: ”I have a love of the contact, of collective speed, that the system lasts longer at a persistent speed than the opposition.”  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There are several ways to interpret Ulster’s awful restart. They appear to be mired in pre-season mode. At least the halfbacks cannot mess up the fund(...)

Jacob Stockdale is a doubt for Ulster’s Pro 14 semi-final clash with Edinburgh at Murrayfield on Saturday night. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s not exactly how Ulster would have envisaged their approach towards Saturday evening’s Pro 14 semi-final with Edinburgh at Murrayfield (kick-off 7(...)

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland says his side are taking nothing for granted against Connacht as they look to qualify for the Pro 14 semi-finals. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht v Ulster, Aviva Stadium, Sunday, 4.30pm – Live on TG4 and Eir Sport The clock has finally ticked down to this weekend’s return of Pro14 rugb(...)

Harry McNulty following a Sevens Olympic qualifier in Colomiers last year. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Harry McNulty’s tagline could be ‘a portrait of an artist as a rugby player,’ although he might choose to flip the two vocations in terms of pre-emine(...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird evades a tackle from George Horne of Glasgow on his way to scoring a try during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the RDS. Photograph:  Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Leinster’s Ryan Baird will train with Ireland for the early part of the week as a 35-man squad convened at Abbotstown to prepare for Saturday week’s S(...)

 Ruan Pienaar and Robert Balacoune embrace after Saturday’s game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster 20 Cheetahs 10 Hardly the most memorable way to equal their 21-game unbeaten home record, but Ulster got the job done on a wet and uncomfortab(...)

Ulster’s Matt Faddes in action during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium. Photograph:  Alex James/Inpho

Ospreys 26 Ulster 24 Ulster head coach Dan McFarland hit out at his team’s naivety after they became only the second side to lose to the Ospreys this(...)

 Gareth Thomas of the Ospreys celebrates at the full-time whistle. Photo: Alex James/Inpho

Ospreys 26 Ulster 24 Hooker Scott Otten crossed for two tries as Ospreys celebrated only their second Pro14 victory of the season as they edged out (...)

Garry Ringrose’s departure had a major impact on Ireland’s attack against Scotland. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Attrition remains Farrell’s true enemy Four bodies per game. The rate of attrition for this Six Nations has been set. If Dave Kilcoyne and Caelan Dor(...)

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