With the pool stages concluding this afternoon, it has been confirmed that Leinster - the only Irish and PRO12 representatives left standing in the European Champions Cup - will host Bath in the quarter-finals in early April.
Tonight at Kingspan Stadium Ulster exited the European Rugby Champions Cup with ironically their strongest display of the campaign, as Darren Cave contributed three tries in a 26-7 bonus point victory over Leicester Tigers.
For only the second time in 17 years Munster will not feature in the quarter-finals of Europe's premier cup competition, but they will be aiming to restore some pride in front of their home fans in round 6.
Connacht, who boast an enviable record against French clubs in the European Challenge Cup, are targeting a bonus point win away to La Rochelle as they try to qualify for the quarter-finals as one of the best runners-up.
The only Irish province still in contention to reach the European Champions Cup quarter-finals are first up on the round 6 schedule as Leinster look to defeat Wasps in Coventry and confirm themselves as winners of Pool 2.
Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed a number of player contract extensions, and that former Munster and Ireland scrum half Tomás O'Leary will rejoin the province at the start of the 2015/16 season.