Ulster were made to work hard for their sixth consecutive GUINNESS PRO12 victory, grinding out a 27-17 win over a battling Newport Gwent Dragons side to keep their noses just in front of the Scarlets in fourth place.
Four mouth-watering Dublin derbies and a super-charged all-Munster tie make up the fixtures in Ulster Bank League Division 1A tomorrow. The meeting of Clontarf and Young Munster at Castle Avenue could be the match of the day.
The top four clubs and the bottom four are all in direct opposition in Division 1B this weekend, with Buccaneers needing just one more win to clinch the title and promotion, and fellow strugglers Galwegians and Dolphin set for a real dogfight in Glenina.
Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named his team for Saturday afternoon's GUINNESS PRO12 clash with Cardiff Blues at the RDS (kick-off 3pm). Tickets for the game are still on sale on www.leinsterrugby.ie.
Two matches really stand out in this weekend's Division 2B schedule, as top four rivals Wanderers and Old Crescent meet at headquarters and it is win or bust for bottom side Thomond against City of Derry.
Leinster rivals Tullamore and Navan kick off the latest round of Division 2C action with a crunch Friday Night Lights tie, while two of the bottom three sides - Boyne and Bangor - will clash tomorrow afternoon.
After a thrilling Championship, the last that sees RBS as title sponsors after a fantastic 15 years, the results are in and Scotland's Stuart Hogg has been voted the 2017 RBS Player of the Championship.
Following his left knee injury sustained against Zebre on Saturday, March 11, Marcell Coetzee underwent exploratory surgery in Belfast yesterday, under the care of the Ulster Rugby medical team and the Ulster Independent Clinic.
A powerful alliance of President Michael D. Higgins, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Minister For Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD, Irish sporting bodies, both North and South Government agencies, politicians and Irish sports and business people came together over the past two days to make a compelling case to the World Rugby Technical Review Group for Ireland to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.