Just ten days after landing in Galway, New Zealand-born centre Bundee Aki was in squad training today preparing for a likely debut appearance for Connacht when Pat Lam's men take on the Ospreys on Friday night.
The Munster squad's full focus is on the GUINNESS PRO12 this week as they build towards Saturday evening's round 7 meeting with Cardiff Blues in the Welsh capital. Check out some photos of the province training ahead of that game.
Leaders the Ospreys may be the only unbeaten team in the GUINNESS PRO12 following Glasgow Warriors' 29-9 loss in round 6, however it is the Scotsmen who lead the way in Europe, heading pool 4 with nine points out of a possible ten, and are currently the top seeds in the European Champions Cup.
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.
Following Saturday's defeat to Exeter Chiefs in the European Challenge Cup, the Connacht squad returned to the Sportsground on Monday as attention returns to the GUINNESS PRO12 and the game away to the table-topping Ospreys next Friday.
After meeting with the specialist in London earlier this week, it has been confirmed that Munster and Ireland hooker Damien Varley requires further treatment on his left foot, and is scheduled to undergo surgery next week.
Ulster subjected table-topping Glasgow Warriors to their first defeat of the GUINNESS PRO12 campaign - 29-9 - as late tries from Craig Gilroy and Tommy Bowe capped a superbly-managed performance from Neil Doak's men.