Ulster play at the Kingspan Stadium. They were the first Irish side to win the European Cup in 1998, and were runners up in 2012. They were crowned Pro12 champions in 2006, and lost in last year’s playoff semi-final to Leinster.

Powering on: It takes two Connacht A players to stop Sam Arnold attacking for Ulster A. (Photo: Inpho)

When did you start playing? When I was six, at Cranbrook rugby club in Kent. I lived near Tunbridge Wells. Which other rugby clubs have you played for? Tunbridge Wells,…

Magic moment: James Hook puts everything he's got into kicking the winning penalty

The Saints Killer kick The weekend started in some style with a humdinger of an Aviva Premiership clash between Gloucester and Saracens at Kingsholm. There were enough incidents, both good…

conor joyce

When did you start playing? I played at Solihull School and at my local club, Old Silhillians, until I was about ten. You grew up in England, so what made you…

Making a point: Israel Dagg (left) and Cory Jane are delighted to have retained the trophy

The Saints The team to beat New Zealand’s bonus-point win against Argentina in La Plata enabled them to secure their third successive Rugby Championship crown with a game to spare.…

Fire starter: Will James Hook be able to kickstart a Gloucester resurgence?

Gloucester to pack a punch Gloucester simply weren’t at the races last season, with a porous defence leaking 60 tries and finishing a lowly ninth. It served to be the…

Jared Payne Jerome Garces

The Saints Gutsy Garces The moment Jared Payne sent an airborne Alex Goode crashing to the turf during the fourth minute of Saturday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final clash between Ulster and…