After meeting with the specialist in London earlier this week, it has been confirmed that Munster and Ireland hooker Damien Varley requires further treatment on his left foot, and is scheduled to undergo surgery next week.
Ulster subjected table-topping Glasgow Warriors to their first defeat of the GUINNESS PRO12 campaign - 29-9 - as late tries from Craig Gilroy and Tommy Bowe capped a superbly-managed performance from Neil Doak's men.
Ulster head coach Neil Doak has made three changes to the side that beat Edinburgh last weekend for the visit of GUINNESS PRO12 table toppers Glasgow Warriors to Kingspan Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 5.05pm).
PRO12 Rugby today announced that it has appointed former international referee Ed Morrison as a refereeing consultant, charged primarily with overseeing the appointment of match officials to the GUINNESS PRO12 but also working closely with the referee managers of the four PRO12 Unions and the European referee manager.
As part of eight changes from last weekend's starting line-up, Munster head coach Anthony Foley has promoted the returning Peter O'Mahony to the team to face the Scarlets at Thomond Park on Friday (kick-off 7.35pm).
Connacht head coach Pat Lam has made a total of five changes to his starting line-up for Friday's GUINNESS PRO12 encounter with Benetton Treviso at the Stadio di Monigo (kick-off 8pm local time/7pm Irish time).
Following last weekend's interprovincial defeat to Munster, Leinster team manager Guy Easterby says he is hoping to see the 'right reaction' when the province tackle Zebre in round 6 of the GUINNESS PRO12.