Munster rounded off the Kearys Renault Series with a 21-15 victory over London Irish at Irish Independent Park tonight, as Andrew Conway touched down twice and Francis Saili crossed for his first Munster try.
Isa Nacewa has been handed his first start since returning to Leinster, featuring at full-back against Moseley RFC at Donnybrook on Friday (kick-off 7.30pm). Head coach Leo Cullen has made ten changes to the team that won away to Ulster last weekend.
Johne Murphy has today announced his retirement from professional rugby, calling time on a hugely successful ten-year career which saw the utility back win titles with both Munster and Leicester Tigers.
There were some new faces at today's GUINNESS PRO12 season launch in London, including newly-appointed Leinster head coach Leo Cullen and stand-in captain Kevin McLaughlin. Check out some photos from the event at Diageo headquarters.
Pat Lam has named a 26-man squad to face Munster in Connacht's third and final pre-season clash before the start of the GUINNESS PRO12 in two weeks' time. The Thomond Park fixture kicks off at 7.45pm on Friday night, the same day that the Connacht Sevens side, coached by Conor McPhillips, will compete in the Limerick World Club Sevens tournament.
As he approaches completion of his first pre-season in the senior ranks, Jack O'Donoghue plans to build on last season's experiences in challenging for a regular position in the Munster starting line-up.
It might be a pre-season friendly, but Friday night's game against Leinster at Kingspan Stadium (kick-off 7.30pm) promises to be a game to remember for Ulster's new signing Sam Windsor - in more ways than one.