Sean Reidy

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Joe Schmidt: “The door is never closed on a player playing externally. But it becomes a very difficult calculation.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

For those who missed the memo, the IRFU policy of not selecting players that venture overseas has hardened. “That’s probably a fair summation,” said (...)

Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar will play his last game for the province this weekend. Photograph: Inpho

Roger Wilson, Ulster’s most capped player, will earn his 221st and final cap for the province when he starts at number eight in Saturday’s sold out cl(...)

Rory Best returns to lead Ulster against Cardiff with co-captains Rob Herring and Andrew Trimble are on the bench. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/Inpho/Presseye

ULSTER v CARDIFF BLUES Kingspan Stadium; Kick-off: 7.35pm. On TV: Live BBC Two. Ulster come into this game on the back of six successive wins, dur(...)

Marcell Coetzee will undergo surgery to repair a significant tear to the cartilage in a knee. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

Newport Gwent Dragons v Ulster, Rodney Parade, Friday, 7.35pm, live BBC 2 There was a silver lining to the news that Ulster backrow Marcell Coetzee (...)

Ulster’s Jared Payne scores the first try of the game on his return to the Ulster XV. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster 19 Treviso 7 Knowing you needed another bonus point win was one thing, but delivering it, on an absolutely foul night in Belfast, was quite an(...)

Niyi Adeolokun: has togged out in 19 matches for Pat Lam’s side since the start of the season, racking up an impressive 1,452 minutes of game time. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They represent the iron men of Irish provincial rugby, the players who have compiled the most minutes for Connacht, Ulster, Munster and Leinster to da(...)

 Ruan Pienaar runs in for a try during Ulster’s Guinness Pro 12 game against Glasgow at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 37 Glasgow 17 Whether Ulster can ultimately do enough to snatch themselves a top four finish is still very much a work in progress, but there (...)

Ruan Pienaar starts against Glasgow Warriors on Saturday. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

Ulster have been bolstered by the return of scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar, and the inclusion of Irish internationals Craig Gilroy, Luke Marshall and Tommy Bo(...)

Donnacha Ryan, Conor Murray and Keith Earls all attended St Munchin’s College in Limerick which leads the way with seven in providing senior internationals among the last 100 players to be capped by Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The American comedian Stephen Colbert once observed: “Facts matter not at all, perception is everything. It’s certainty.” It came to mind when thinki(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo scores a first half try despite the attentions of Matthieu Voisin and Maxime Machenaud of Racing 92. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 22 Racing 92 10 Rassie Erasmus knew beforehand that Munster needed to win by 11 points or score four tries to secure a home quarter final.&(...)

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