Ulster fell at the penultimate hurdle in the GUINNESS PRO12 play-offs for the second year in a row, losing tonight's semi-final by two points to Glasgow Warriors who qualify for their second consecutive final.
Connacht's quest to qualify for next season's European Champions Cup takes them back to Kingsholm on Sunday where they will be gunning for revenge against their Challenge Cup conquerors from earlier in the season, Gloucester.
Munster head coach Anthony Foley has named his team for Saturday's GUINNESS PRO12 semi-final against the Ospreys at Thomond Park (kick-off 2.30pm), with returning captain Peter O'Mahony and winger Simon Zebo both fit to start.
Ulster's three previous GUINNESS PRO12 visits to Scotstoun Stadium have all ended in defeat, but with a reinforced starting line-up the province looked well placed to gain revenge on Glasgow Warriors in Friday's semi-final showdown.
We caught up with Sean O'Brien at the Canterbury Ireland training kit launch where he spoke about next week's Barbarians game, the build-up to the Rugby World Cup and 'moving forward' with Leinster next season.
We caught up with Ireland international Luke Fitzgerald at the launch of the new Canterbury Ireland training kit. He spoke about his recovery from shoulder surgery and his aim to be fit for the Guinness Summer Series games in August.
Ulster head coach Neil Doak has made 11 changes to the side that lost to Glasgow Warriors last weekend for Friday night's GUINNESS PRO12 semi-final against the same opposition at Scotstoun Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm).
Ulster hooker Rob Herring appeared today before an independent PRO12 Rugby disciplinary committee, having been cited by an independent citing commissioner for allegedly stamping on an opponent's head (Law 10.4(b)) in last Saturday's GUINNESS PRO12 match against Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium.
Canterbury, the official kit supplier to the Irish Rugby Football Union, today unveiled the official range of training wear that will be worn by the Irish rugby team throughout the 2015 Rugby World Cup and beyond.