Munster will want to put a three-match losing run against Scottish opposition behind them when they host GUINNESS PRO12 front runners Glasgow Warriors on the night of Irish Independent Park's official opening.
A flash of individual brilliance from Craig Gilroy was the catalyst for a crucial Ulster win over the Scarlets at Kingspan Stadium, with further tries from Luke Marshall and Ruan Pienaar following in quick succession to secure a 25-20 victory.
The Ulstermen will be hoping their good recent form continues for this sold-out Kingspan Stadium clash, with the visiting Scarlets still chasing their first away victory in any competition since February 2014.
Leinster managed to beat Cardiff Blues on their most recent trip to Wales, however winning at the Liberty Stadium has proven difficult for the province - they have not won a GUINNESS PRO12 game at the Swansea ground since September 2009.
Glasgow Warriors stretched their lead even further at the top of the GUINNESS PRO12 after defeating Ospreys last weekend, while Munster were held to a 25-all draw at the Scarlets. There are now just three points separating the second to fifth-placed teams in the table, so as the league heads towards its conclusion, the challenge to make the play-offs intensifies.
Ulster centre Stuart McCloskey appeared today before an independent PRO12 Rugby disciplinary committee following his red card during the second half of the province's win over Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield last Friday.
A repeat of last year's 24-8 win at Rodney Parade would be just the ticket for Connacht as they make the return trip, hoping to beat the Dragons and maintain their presence in the top half of the GUINNESS PRO12.