Victor Vito

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Ulster’s Jacob Stockdale scores his side’s second try during the European Rugby Champions Cup game against La Rochelle at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ulster 20 La Rochelle 13 The timing could hardly have been better as Ulster dug out a performance top-heavy with belligerence, somewhat fitting in th(...)

Jordan Larmour will make his full European debut for Leinster against Glasgow at the RDS. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

On the first of two defining weekends for the Irish provinces in Europe, Leinster and Munster could both qualify for the knockout stages of the Europe(...)

Ulster’s John Cooney is tackled by Botia Veivuke of La Rochelle during their European Champions Cup round two encounter at  Stade Marcel-Deflandre, La Rochelle, France. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It couldn’t last forever and when the first defeat for an Irish province in the opening two rounds of European rugby arrived on Sunday it was not part(...)

Ulster lock Iain Henderson is tackled during the  Champions Cup match against  La Rochelle at the Marcel Deflandre stadium. Photograph: Xavier Leoty/AFP/Getty Images

La Rochelle 41 Ulster 17 La Rochelle maintained a winning start to their debut Champions Cup campaign by following victory at Harlequins with a 41-17(...)

Andrew Trimble:  will pop up from the blindside wing, taking passes inside or outside outhalf Christian Lealiifano. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

La Rochelle v Ulster, Stade Marcel Deflandre (3.15, Sunday, live on Sky Sports) Ulster’s team selection reveals a little of their mindset, or more (...)

La Rochelle’s South African centre Paul Jordaan  breaks a Harlequins’ tackle during the victory over the English club at Twickenham Stoop Stadium in London. Photograph: Olly Greenwood/AFP/Getty

On the opening weekend that was, there was something old, something new, and something blue. Of all the statements of intent, none was more ominous th(...)

Saracens once again look like being the team to beat this year. Photo: Getty Images

Pool 1: Harlequins, La Rochelle, Ulster, Wasps After three pool exits in a row (losing 10 of 18 matches) Ulster should be better equipped this season(...)

Victor Vito of the Hurricanes goes over to score a try during the Super Rugby semi-final match against Waikato Chiefs at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Photograph: Martin Hunter/AFP/Getty Images

Wellington Hurricanes 25 Waikato Chiefs 9 Two errors from Waikato Chiefs co-captain Sam Cane cost his side 14 points as a resolute Wellington Hurrica(...)

Les Kiss took over as director of rugby at Ulster after the World Cup and has brought a new intensity of play to the province. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Briefly slip back to last September at the FA national training centre deep among the pines of middle England. Before a squad meeting there grappled J(...)

Ireland internationals Ian Madigan and Simon Zebo could be lining up options to play abroad next season. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Reflection, anew. Maybe it’s not as bad as it seems. Maybe the injuries in the four provincial squads just need time to heal. Maybe the suggestion t(...)

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