Head coach Andy Farrell during Ireland rugby squad training at the  IRFU High Performance Centre in   Blanchardstown, Dublin.   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Andy Farrell is likely to delve more deeply into the Irish squad for Sunday’s Guinness Series/Autumn Nations Cup game against Georgia when he announce(...)

Leinster’s Ross Byrne has been tasked with the outhalf position for the Pro14 final against Ulster. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Pro14 final: Leinster v Ulster Kick-off: 7.35pm, Saturday. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 7pm. On TV: Li(...)

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 take on ASM Clermont Auvergne in Saturday’s Champions Cup clash at the Stade Marcel-Michelin. Photograph: Getty Images

Marcell Coetzee and Jordi Murphy have returned to the Ulster team to face ASM Clermont Auvergne in Saturday’s Champions Cup clash at the Stade Marcel-(...)

Ulster’s Stuart McCloskey in action against Munster in the Guinness Pro14  at Kingspan Stadium in  Belfast last Friday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The three rounds of festive interpros can be a mixed bag, and certainly didn’t offer much in the way of cheer for Connacht or, ultimately, Munster. Ha(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway on his way to scoring a try against Ulster at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 22   Tries: Stander, Scannell, Conway  Cons: Hanrahan, Belyendaal  Pens: JJ Hanrahan Ulster 16  Try: R Herring Con: J Coo(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway gets past Ulster’s Matt Faddes on his way to scoring his side’s third try during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 22 Ulster 16 Munster are currently heading into the Champions Cup with one established outhalf after JJ Hanrahan joined Joey Carbery on the i(...)

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 international secondrow comes in for Connacht’s Pro 14 interpro game against Ulster at the Showgrounds on Friday night. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht have made four changes for Friday night’s interpro clash against Ulster at the Sportsground (7.35pm) as they look to get over last weekend’s (...)

Ireland’s Robert Baloucoune is tackled by Stephen Tomasin of the USA  during the HSBC London Sevens at Twickenham in June 2018.  Baloucoune  makes his Ulster debut on the right wing. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Ulster v Dragons, Kingspan stadium (7.55pm, live on Eir Sport and Premier Sports) Ulster coach Dan McFarland gives a senior debut to winger Robert Ba(...)

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