There was positive news coming from the Munster medical department this week with no fresh injury concerns following last Friday GUINNESS PRO12 defeat to the Scarlets, while a number of players are making a full return to training.
Les Kiss has named a strong Ulster squad for the GUINNESS PRO12 trip to play Zebre at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi on Sunday (kick-off 1.30pm local time/12.30pm Irish time), which will see Tommy Bowe reach a special milestone for the province.
Connacht Rugby have confirmed that backs coach Conor McPhillips will finish in his role with the province at the end of the current season. The former Connacht back, who played with the province from 2003 to 2008, will take up a role as assistant coach with Bristol.
Dave Kilcoyne scored the crucial try two minutes from time - and captain Tyler Bleyendaal added the conversion - as Munster staged an unlikely comeback victory away to the Ospreys to stay top of the GUINNESS PRO12.