With Munster winning every competitive game during the international window, and playing some excellent rugby in the process, their director of rugby Rassie Erasmus now has some tough selection choices to make as all internationals return to the provincial fold for Saturday's European clash.
Speaking to the media in Leinster HQ this week, the province's senior coach Stuart Lancaster provided an update on injuries ahead of the Champions Cup round 3 match against Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens on Friday (kick-off 7.45pm).
Speaking with media, Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus reported no major injury concerns following the win over Glasgow as his side now prepare for a return to Champions Cup action against Leicester Tigers at Thomond Park this Saturday (kick-off 3.15pm).
Connacht Rugby have confirmed that Pat Lam has announced he will be leaving the province at the end of the 2016/17 season. The former Samoa captain, currently in his fourth season with Connacht, will finish up next summer to take up a new coaching role.
Following the completion of discussions between EPCR, PRO12 Rugby and the Ligue Nationale de Rugby, it has been agreed by all parties to reschedule the European Champions Cup round 1 match between Racing 92 and Munster for Saturday, January 7, 2017.
Munster winger Keith Earls has been suspended for two weeks following an independent disciplinary hearing in London today, arising from the Champions Cup round 2 match between the province and Glasgow Warriors.
Connacht came away from Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi with five well-won points as they moved to the top of Champions Cup Pool 2, ahead of their December double header opponents Wasps. Check out the match photo gallery and video highlights.
Leinster secured a valuable losing bonus point in Montpellier thanks to captain Isa Nacewa's 79th-minute converted try. Check out the match photo gallery and video highlights of the province's round 2 outing.
Ulster picked up their first win of this season's Champions Cup in nail-biting circumstances as Sean Reidy's first half try and 14 points from Paddy Jackson's boot saw them squeeze past Exeter Chiefs. Check out the match photo gallery and video highlights.
Late drama at Kingspan Stadium tonight saw the lead change hands twice in the last five minutes as Paddy Jackson's drop goal two minutes from time cancelled out Gareth Steenson's effort to secure the slenderest of victories (19-18) for Ulster over Exeter Chiefs.
Munster opened their Champions Cup campaign with an inspirational performance and result, hammering Glasgow Warriors 38-17 on a day when they paid further tributes to their late head coach Anthony Foley. Check out our match photo gallery.
Just a day after their head coach Anthony Foley was laid to rest, Munster return to Axel's beloved Thomond Park to belatedly begin their Champions Cup campaign against early Pool 1 pacesetters Glasgow.