Munster’s Arno Botha is tackled by Sam Simmonds. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

With nine internationals in the starting line up, Exeter Chiefs produced just enough to continue a pre-season winning streak in this hotly disputed cl(...)

Ulster’s Marcus Rea tackles Gerbrandt Grobler of Gloucester. Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA

Ulster 17 Gloucester 29 Even though the result went against them, there was still some feel good factor for Ulster as they ramp-up preparations for w(...)

Billy Burns: “I wouldn’t have come over here if I didn’t think it was a club going in the right direction, a club that has ambition that suits mine.”  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There were pre-season gifts for Munster and Ulster with the arrival of shiny new number 10s. The sky’s the limit for Joey Carbery in Limerick – that(...)

Joey Carbery: moved from Leinster to Munster

The memories remain vivid but professional sport permits but the briefest pause to enjoy success. Leinster’s record breaking double of Champions Cup a(...)

Ulster have signed Gloucester outhalf   Billy Burns on a two-year deal. Photograph:  Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Ulster Rugby have moved to solve their problems at outhalf by signing Billy Burns on a two-year deal from Gloucester. The province have been without(...)

Paddy Jackson has signed for Top14 side Perpignan after he had his Ulster contract revoked. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The continued unrest in Ulster rugby cannot calm until they fill the void left by Paddy Jackson as the 26-year-old begins the next part of his life in(...)

One of the reasons Joey Carbery’s decision regarding his immediate future at provincial level has generated so much interest is that most rugby suppor(...)

Joey Carbery: Joe Schmidt is keen for him to be a starting outhalf in the Champions Cup next season as the World Cup looms. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Having seemingly rejected a loan move to Ulster, Joey Carbery is now being guided towards a one-season deal with Munster. Ireland coach Joe Schmidt i(...)

Tempers flare between Ulster’s Rory Best and Rhys Marshall of Munster during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 24 Ulster 24 Ulster failed to win a place in next week’s Pro 14 playoffs when they drew with Munster in Thomond Park on Saturday evening. Aft(...)

Simon Zebo: in 38 minutes he  had more touches on the ball than Andrew Conway and Keith Earls each had in 80 minutes. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ultimately they were two relatively anti-climactic semi-finals, but anyone associated with Leinster and Racing won’t be bothered about that. Leinster(...)

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