Munster head coach Anthony Foley has named his team for Saturday's GUINNESS PRO12 semi-final against the Ospreys at Thomond Park (kick-off 2.30pm), with returning captain Peter O'Mahony and winger Simon Zebo both fit to start.
Ulster's three previous GUINNESS PRO12 visits to Scotstoun Stadium have all ended in defeat, but with a reinforced starting line-up the province looked well placed to gain revenge on Glasgow Warriors in Friday's semi-final showdown.
Ulster head coach Neil Doak has made 11 changes to the side that lost to Glasgow Warriors last weekend for Friday night's GUINNESS PRO12 semi-final against the same opposition at Scotstoun Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm).
Ulster hooker Rob Herring appeared today before an independent PRO12 Rugby disciplinary committee, having been cited by an independent citing commissioner for allegedly stamping on an opponent's head (Law 10.4(b)) in last Saturday's GUINNESS PRO12 match against Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium.
This week's GUINNESS PRO12 semi-final preparations commenced for Munster with an overnight training camp in Limerick which culminated in this morning's squad pitch session under rain, hail and sunshine at Thomond Park.
One Ulsterman who has already picked up silverware this season. Craig Gilroy lifted the award for Try of the Season at last Sunday's GUINNESS PRO12 awards and now he has his eyes set on a bigger prize.
Ospreys scrum half Rhys Webb won the Players' Player of the Season award and his Edinburgh counterpart Sam Hidalgo-Clyne was selected as the Young Player of the Season at the GUINNESS PRO12 Awards evening in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin tonight.
A last-minute try from Denis Buckley earned Connacht a deserved losing bonus point at home to the Ospreys, as the province secured their best-ever GUINNESS PRO12 finish of seventh and qualified for a European Champions Cup play-off away to Gloucester.
Ulster will return to Scotstoun Stadium next Friday night for an intriguing GUINNESS PRO12 play-off after they lost their last regular season game against Glasgow while Munster and the Ospreys both won.