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Pat Howard returns to the Munster midfield for the Pro12 trip to play Glasgow Warriors. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has rung the changes to his league leading side for the Pro 12 clash with third-placed Glasgow at Scotstoun, changing eigh(...)

Luke Marshall  runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in February. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

As Luke Marshall trudged from the pitch following a European Champions Cup match at Parc y Scarlets he shared Ulster’s acute communal disappointment,(...)

Paddy Jackson: one of Ulster’s many missing men through injury, it is hoped the outhalf will be fit to play again by St Stephen’s Day. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Of late the words “absolutely no additional injury concerns” have not been heard from the lips of anyone in Ulster rugby. What relief then after losin(...)

Nick Williams of Ulster is tackled by Emyr Phillips and Samson Lee of Scarlets at Ravenhill last weekend. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Nick Williams and Wiehahn Herbst will not be included in Ulster’s squad as the province continue to count the cost of their bonus point win over Scarl(...)

Scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar scores Ulster’s second try against the Scarlets at the Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It’s not often a player who’s just been the recipient of a yellow card receives a standing ovation but that was the case when the Ulster supporters ro(...)

Leinster’s 24-18 defeat against Harlequins at The Stoop rounded off a mixed weekend for the provinces in europe
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • December 8, 2014, 08:35

Lacklustre Leinster The provinces enjoyed decidedly mixed fortunes as they returned to European competition this weekend. On Sunday Matt O’(...)

Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock is tackled by Harlequins’ Matt Hopper and George Lowe at the Twickenham Stoop. Photograph: Billy Stickland

Maybe it’s part of the masterplan to sell more tickets for next Saturday’s marquee December return meeting in the Aviva, but in any event Leinster los(...)

 Ruan Pienaar (centre) returns from injury to face the Scarlets. Photograph: Inpho

Ruan Pienaar will make his first start of the season for Ulster as they attempt to breathe some life into their ailing Champions Cup against the Scarl(...)

Ulster winger Tommy Bowe  at a press conference at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast, on Tuesday. Photograph: Inpho

These weekends are always laced with optimism. In Ulster that takes on a broader dimension as they face into back-to-back meetings with Scarlets and (...)

Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar: his huge influence as an experienced international, a kicker and a physical scrumhalf has been particularly missed by Ulster.  Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Former and current Ulster players will be attending the Service of Thanksgiving for Ireland and Lions outhalf, Jack Kyle, which takes place this afte(...)

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