Blogs & Opinion
Head coach Mark Anscombe has followed former director of rugby David Humphreys out of Ulster.
Northampton and Saracens have been handed tricky draws in the pool stage of the new European Rugby Champions Cup.
Northampton could miss out on being a top-seed side for the pool stages of the European Rugby Champions Cup draw.
Ulster's Ravenhill ground will be renamed the Kingspan Stadium from next season following a sponsorship deal.
Ireland and British and Irish Lions back-rower Stephen Ferris forced to retire at 28 because of an ankle injury.
Ian Madigan settled a tight PRO12 semi-final in Leinster's favour with his late try handing them a 13-9 win over Ulster.
Leinster play in a fifth successive home play-off on Saturday, with rivals Ulster traveling to the RDS.