Ulster captain Rory Best Best named new Ulster captain

Ireland and Lions hooker Rory Best will take over from Johann Muller as the new captain of Ulster.

Niamh Briggs is congratulated by team-mates Nora Stapleton and Lynne Cantwell after scoring Ireland's first-half try in Paris USA 17-23 Ireland

Ireland start their women's World Cup campaign in Marcoussis with a 23-17 victory over the USA in the Pool B opener.

Ulster winger Tommy Bowe Bowe: Ulster in good shape for season

Tommy Bowe insists Ulster are in good shape for the new season despite losing two key members of their management team.

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