Ruan Pienaar has represented Ulster the same amount of times that he has played for South Africa - 80 times. The knee injury that he sustained against the All Blacks in the summer has meant that he has not been able to add to his tally for either province or country in recent months. However, he says that his return to play is edging closer:
It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks for Ulster development player Clive Ross, who made his second and third appearances for the province against Leicester Tigers and Toulon in the back-to-back European games.
Leinster are up to eight points in Pool 2 of the European Champions Cup after Ian Madigan's haul of seven penalty goals saw them defeat Castres Olympique today. Check out some photos from the round 2 clash.
Leinster gave Castres a 14-0 head start when the sides met at Stade Pierre-Antoine last January. Matt O'Connor's men fought back to take a 29-22 victory that day and will be aiming for a similar outcome on Sunday afternoon.
Sandy Park in Exeter is the venue for Connacht's 100th European Challenge Cup match. Win number 52 would see the province cement their place at the top of Pool 2, ahead of their December clashes with Bayonne.