Stuart Mccloskey

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 Jordan Larmour: impressive form with Leinster could see him win a place in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad for the opening two Six Nations games. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Pedigree counts in the European Champions Cup; it always has. Take the 77th-minute decision by Racing to go for another three-pointer rather than seek(...)

In what was a largely excellent weekend for the Irish provinces, Leinster, Munster and Ulster in the Champions Cup with the prospect that the other pr(...)

Ulster’s Christian Lealiifano will play his last home game at the Kingspan Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Christian Lealiifano is in the Ulster XV for his last home match for the province, Saturday’s Champions Cup clash against La Rochelle (Kingspan Stadiu(...)

Josh Murphy: “Josh is very abrasive,” said Leo Cullen, “he gets through a mountain of work and that’s what coaches like.”  Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Leinster v Ulster, RDS, 5.35pm (Live TG4, BBC NI, Sky Sports) Strap in, because the rugby does not let up until May. Now we see why Leinster never w(...)

Thomas Farrell: has been in impressive form for Connacht this season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There mightn’t have been many tears shed when the IRFU opted not to participate in the Tbilisi Cup after the 2015 tournament or decided that there was(...)

Rob Lyttle scores Ulster’s fourth try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Munster at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho

Ulster 24 Munster 17 Few saw this one coming with the sound of knives sharpening over Les Kiss’s future almost being audible at half-time, when Munst(...)

Connacht’s John Muldoon celebrates as Eoghan Masterson scores a try against Ulster in the Guinness Pro14 clash at the Sportsground, Galway, last Saturday.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In the wake of last Saturday’s record defeat at the hands of Connacht, the outlook has become decidedly grim around the Kingspan Stadium, with the pre(...)

 John Cooney scored 27 points for Ulster on Friday night. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ulster 52 Harlequins 24 The score-line provided a slight misnomer not in denying that Ulster thoroughly merited their victory but in that their six-t(...)

Iain Henderson: will captain Ulster at Harlequins as Rory Best misses out through injury. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Harlequins v Ulster, The Stoop, Sunday, 1.0 (BT Sport) Ulster’s Champions Cup campaign stands at a crossroads and this game will have a pivotal impac(...)

Tommy Bowe scores Ulster’s opening try in the hard-fought victory over Benetton at Kingspan Stadium last week. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Last season Tommy Bowe had a “jeez” moment with Ulster. Thoughts flashed across his mind. Should he continue, could he climb back into thin air, back (...)

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