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.

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By Alex Shaw Four proud provinces. That’s the mantra of Irish rugby and it certainly lived up to that billing this past weekend. There were a lot of premature European…

Breakthrough: Stockdale scoring his first Pro12 try for Ulster.

Tell us about your rugby background… My dad and grandad played and I started when I was about six at Ballynahinch. Then I played schools rugby at Wallace High in…

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,…

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…

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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…

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.…

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…