The Guinness PRO12’s busy Christmas schedule kicks off on Friday when Ulster welcome their inter-provincial rivals Connacht to the Kingspan Stadium.
Ulster have only lost once in their last nine games in Belfast but welcome a Connacht side buoyed by last-gasp victory over Wasps in Europe last weekend.
Ulster, meanwhile, slipped to defeat against Clermont having beaten the French giants the week before.
What’s at stake?
Ulster’s win over the Cardiff Blues in round 10 of the Guinness PRO12...
Ulster's European hopes are hanging by a thread after a 38-19 defeat to French giants Clermont Auvergne at the Stade Marcel-Michelin.
An abject first half saw Ulster go in at the break 21-0 down having conceded three tries, and a further Camille Lopez try after the restart meant at one point Les Kiss' men were 28 points behind.
A spirited comeback wasn't enough to get Ulster anything from the game, and it means they need all ten points from their two remaining pool games to stand any chance of...
Ulster ace Charles Piutau says he is relishing the chance to take on Clermont Auvergne in their European Rugby Champions Cup encounter in France.The Irish province will be hoping to make it back-to-back Pool 5 wins against Clermont after claiming a famous 39-32 success in Belfast last weekend.
A second victory in eight days could see Ulster top the pool going into 2017, if Bordeaux-Begles fail to beat Exeter Chiefs on Saturday.
New Zealand Full-back Piutau said: "Clermont's stadium is one of...
In one of their worst performances of the season so far, Ulster were completely outplayed by a half strength Edinburgh side, losing 28-17 at BT Murrayfield Stadium.
They did themselves no favours, conceding two early tries to Viliame Mata and Damien Hoyland, and when Magnus Bradbury crossed just after the break the lead was unassailable.
There was a debut try for Aaron Cairns and Jacob Stockdale also crossed late on, but this was Ulster a long long way from their best, and they can't argue...
Rob Lyttle has burst onto the scene for Ulster this season and the winger admits he would love nothing more than to help his side head into the Guinness PRO12 break with a win after a patchy run of form.
Lyttle makes his second-ever Guinness PRO12 start for Ulster – having scored in last week’s defeat to Munster – is a new addition to the starting backline alongside centre Sam Windsor and fly-half Brett Herron.
Pete Browne and Clive Ross join the pack for the crucial clash while academy...
Ulster have secured the services of one of their star performers for another three years after flanker Sean Reidy signed a new contract extension until 2020.
The New Zealand-born back rower has kicked on from his first cap with Ireland over the summer and has started the season strongly, capped with an excellent performance against Munster last weekend where he made 25 tackles, the most by an individual in one game this season.
Reidy, who is Irish qualified through his grandmother, made his...