Ulster’s Billy Burns makes a break against Bath during the Heineken Champions Cup clash at Kingspan Stadium. “I’m in the squad but that doesn’t mean I’m an international. I’ve to prove my worth and hopefully get on the pitch.”  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster 22 Bath 15 For the second time in this pool campaign, the most intriguing subplot within Ulster’s successful pursuit of a second quarter-fin(...)

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland will expect his side to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to   Clermont Auvergne. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inphpo

Ulster v Bath, Kingspan Stadium, Saturday, 3.15pm - Live on BT Sport 2 Ulster head coach Dan McFarland might have spent a little of last weekend fulm(...)

Leinster go into their 1pm kick-off in Pool One in pole position, qualified for the last eight and atop the seedings as things stand.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The final round of pool games in the Heineken Champions Cup is invariably a defining weekend for the Irish provinces in their season, although in all (...)

Ulster’s Jacob Stockdale celebrates after the victory over Bath at the Rec. photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland and his players are looking forward to a big Friday night in Belfast next week when they welcome Clermont Auvergne to (...)

Ulster’s Rob Lyttle dives over to score their second  try during the Heineken Champions Cup   match against Bath at the Recreation Ground. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Bath 16 Ulster 17 Ulster squeezed out a vital 17-16 victory at Bath in their opening match in Pool 3 of the European Champions Cup. Tries in each h(...)

England head coach Eddie Jones has named his team to play Ireland on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

Tom Curry and Sam Underhill will line up either side of Billy Vunipola in a new-look, highly mobile backrow against Ireland on Saturday as England coa(...)

 Manu Tuilagi warms up during an England training session at Pennyhill Park. Photograph: Getty Images

Manu Tuilagi has revealed how he could have avoided more than a year of his injury layoff if he had come clean regarding his initial groin problem, de(...)

Maro Itoje breaks for England during their defeat to Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

Two warm-up games down, two to go for England on the long, meandering road to Japan. If their two August warm-up games against Wales have reinforced a(...)

Dan Biggar tackles Maro Itoje during Wales’ win over England in Cardiff. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Wales 13 England 6 Warren Gatland says Wales will not get carried away after replacing New Zealand as World Rugby’s top-ranked nation. Wales’ 13-6 W(...)

Ben Te’o is not in Eddie Jones’ England squad. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ben Te’o has been overlooked for England’s 31-man World Cup squad in a shock omission by Eddie Jones. Te’o has lost out to Piers Francis among the fo(...)

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