It does not get any bigger than playing Toulon in the European Champions Cup. That is the verdict of Ulster winger Craig Gilroy, who cannot wait for Saturday's Pool 3 match and the visit of the reigning European champions.
Six months ago Andy Warwick was playing for Ballymena in the Ulster Bank League, but he has racked up 12 Ulster appearances since making his provincial debut in March. He is set to earn his 13th cap against Toulon, the reigning European champions, on Saturday afternoon.
While Munster may have taken the senior Interprovincial title earlier this season, it was Leinster and Ulster who proved strongest in the Girls U-18 Interprovincial Development Blitz in Lucan last Saturday.
Three Dublin-based sides lead the way after the opening three rounds in Division 1 of the Women's All-Ireland League, as Blackrock, Old Belvedere and Railway Union remain unbeaten. Kate Rowan reviews the latest matches.
In his first blog of the season, IRFU President Louis Magee reflects on a busy start to the season - taking in club visits and official openings - and he looks forward to the big games ahead for Ireland next month.