Legendary former Ireland international Philip Orr was joined by current Leinster players Sean Cronin, Aaron Dundon and Colm O'Shea at the RDS today for the launch of 'Rugby Memories', a new initiative with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) who are one of two charity partners to Leinster Rugby this season.
Connacht's victory over Benetton Treviso last time out and the loss of the Scarlets' 100% record saw Pat Lam's men take over top spot in the GUINNES PRO12 table - a position the province had not held, after a full round of games, since the start of 2010/11 season.
Ahead of the game against Ulster on Friday, Leinster scrum coach John Fogarty spoke about the lessons learned from the defeat to Bath and how the province's pack will be taking those lessons into this weekend's interprovincial clash.
Following scans this week, there was mixed news on the injury front for Munster hookers Mike Sherry and Duncan Casey who both sustained knocks during the European Champions Cup round 1 win over Benetton Treviso.
Munster winger Gerhard van den Heever, accompanied by team manager Niall O'Donovan, appeared before an independent PRO12 Rugby disciplinary committee in Cardiff today, having been cited by the independent citing commissioner for an alleged dangerous tackle during last Saturday's win over Edinburgh.
The Munster players gathered at the University Limerick today for the first squad session of the week ahead of Saturday's European Champions Cup opener at home to Benetton Treviso (kick-off 5.15pm). Over 16,000 tickets have now been sold for the Thomond Park clash.
The Irish provinces signed off before Europe with a clean sweep of GUINNESS PRO12 victories, as Connacht moved to the top of the table and Munster, Leinster and Ulster lie second, fourth and fifth respectively.
Munster just about maintained their winning ways at BT Murrayfield with a 16-14 GUINNESS PRO12 triumph over Edinburgh. Anthony Foley's men survived a late onslaught from the Scots which very nearly saw them engineer a match-winning score.
Munster are aiming to sign off before the start of the Champions Cup with a sixth win in seven league games, as they tackle Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield - the venue for this season's GUINNESS PRO12 final.