Stephen Ferris

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Munster’s Peter O’Mahony is set to return for next Saturday’s game against Leinster.

Nobody’s crying off this week. Munster’s visit to the Aviva Stadium on Saturday night is expected to see Peter O’(...)

Luke Fitzgerald’s left-wing start for Leinster against Zebre at the RDS tonight represents an opportunity to consolidate and survive, not make exaggerated claims for a more favoured centre position. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Perhaps it shows the esteem in which he is held that Luke Fitzgerald was the talking point in the week Ian Madigan and Fergus McFadde(...)

Ulster’s Stephen Ferris is tackled by Scarlets’ Adam Warren and Olly Barkley on his return for the province in last week’s RaboDirect Pro12 game at Ravenhill. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Ipho/Presseye

From there to here brings a radically different perspective. Ulster Rugby, as an entity, has transformed signific(...)

Ulster’s Stephen Ferris after his return to action against Scarlets last week.  Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Leinster will have Luke Fitzgerald back on the wing against Zebre at the RDS on Friday evening, after the Ireland back was finally cleared to p(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt: has instilled a big confidence in those around him.

Joe Schmidt effect to run and run There had always been something false about Ireland’s final standing last season – the lowest since the Five (...)

Rory Best, Cian Healy and Jordi Murphy celebrate at the final whistle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

That’s one man going under the knife twice in six months yet he was still being back on the field for European ac(...)

Stephen Ferris training with Ulster at Ravenhill  on Thursday. The Ireland flanker will start on the bench against Scarlets on Friday. Photograph: Matt Mackey Inpho/Presseye

Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris is set to make his first appearance in 16 months after being named on the bench for Ulster’s RaboDirect 12 clash(...)

Tommy Bowe and Jonathan Sexton during an Ireland training session at Carton House last week. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will not risk playing Tommy Bowe in Saturday’s Six Nations shootout with France and will instead make the winger avai(...)

Jonathan Sexton kicks a penalty during Ireland’s Six Nations victory over Wales at the Aviva on Saturday. The outhalf pointed out some key moments that were central to the result going in Ireland’s favour. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The question hadn’t been framed in its entirety but Jonathan Sexton alighted on the phrases “Munster coaching vacancy” and “Ronan O’Gara might come ho(...)

Ireland’s Chris Henry in full flight against Scotland in last week’s RBS Six Nations Championship match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It almost does not tally with such a polite, pleasant and humble Ulster player but apart from being perhaps the biggest game of Chris Henry’s caree(...)

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