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Former Ireland international rugby player Stephen Ferris: “They are the Arsenal of the Premier League. They are the underachievers.”  File photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

“There is just something not right,” says Stephen Ferris with more than a hint of annoyance in his voice. His old team Ulster are flopping one week, p(...)

Ireland under-20 players Jonny Stewart, Diarmuid Barron, head coach Noel McNamara, Sean Masterson and Tommy O’Brien. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

His first love was soccer. But the shape of the ball has done little to stop the surge of Noel McNamara. The almost compulsory career graph from star (...)

All-Black Stephen Donald will not join Ulster due to injury. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Ulster’s signing of Stephen Donald to replace Christian Leali’ifano at outhalf has fallen through after the All-Black suffered an injury while playing(...)

Leinster’s Jordi Murphy, James Lowe and Josh van der Flier applaud their fans after the Champions Cup win over Montpellier. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It was a curious weekend where the standard of rugby was occasionally compromised by adverse weather and perhaps a little pressure and anxiety that cr(...)

Ulster outhalf Christian Lealiifano is playing his final game for the province before returning to Australia.  Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Wasps v Ulster, Ricoh Arena, Sunday, 3.15 - Live on BT Sport Craig Gilroy’s fractured cheekbone sustained in the victory over La Rochelle is the late(...)

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 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(...)

 Iain Henderson   collects a lineout ball during the win over La Rochelle at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss praised his side’s battling qualities after Saturday’s hard-fought 20-13 triumph over La Rochelle in the European Ch(...)

 Ulster’s Nick Timoney is congratulated after scoring his try. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster 20 La Rochelle 13 It was tailor-made for Ulster really, a wet and numbingly-cold afternoon in Belfast evoking all the glory days of when Frenc(...)

Stephen Donald: The New Zealander should be available to hook up with Ulster when the Guinness Pro14 campaign resumes in February. Photograph:Photosport/Bruce Lim/Inpho

Ulster are set to announce the short-term signing of All Black World Cup winner Stephen Donald to fill the void at out-half when Christian Leali’ifano(...)

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