Ulster Rugby

La Rochelle 41 Ulster 17: Tommy Bowe moved into joint fourth place on European rugby’s all-time try-scoring lists - but that was about as good as it for Ulster as they were beaten 41-17 in La Rochelle.

Ulster boss Jono Gibbes wary of La Rochelle ‘X-factor’

Ulster’s head coach Jono Gibbes knows all too well what lies in store for his side when they travel to face the ebullient La Rochelle outfit in the second stanza of Champion Cup action on Sunday.

Ulster missing some big names for Champions Cup opener

Iain Henderson will captain the side.

Kyle McCall: ‘This is as close as you get to a European game’

Ulster loosehead Kyle McCall is like any prop: he wants to scrummage, and scrummage his opposite number off the park. 

John Andrew ready for bench press

Patience is a virtue for Ulster hooker John Andrew. He has won 31 caps for the province, but will only start his fifth game in three seasons when the Conference B table-toppers head to Italy on Saturday to face Michael Bradley’s Zebre outfit.

Ruthless Ulster dismantle Dragons

Ulster 52 Dragons 25: Ballymena’s Nick Timoney marked his first Ulster start with a double helping as the home side charged virtually unopposed to the top of Conference B following a comprehensive eight-try drubbing of a dreadful Dragons outfit at the Kingspan Stadium last night.