It has been confirmed that Connacht centre Dave McSharry suffered a grade 2 PCL tear to his knee during a recent training session. Recovery time for the 25-year-old is likely to be from eight to ten weeks.
With European club rugby's big quarter-finals weekend now only days away, EPCR has announced its key dates for 2015/16 ahead of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup knockout stages and confirmed the details of the Champions Cup play-off matches for the next three seasons.
With the pool stages concluding this afternoon, it has been confirmed that Leinster - the only Irish and PRO12 representatives left standing in the European Champions Cup - will host Bath in the quarter-finals in early April.
Tonight at Kingspan Stadium Ulster exited the European Rugby Champions Cup with ironically their strongest display of the campaign, as Darren Cave contributed three tries in a 26-7 bonus point victory over Leicester Tigers.
For only the second time in 17 years Munster will not feature in the quarter-finals of Europe's premier cup competition, but they will be aiming to restore some pride in front of their home fans in round 6.