With every point crucial in what is very much the business end of the season, Munster did all that was asked of them away to Zebre in Parma this afternoon, scoring seven tries in a 50-14 bonus point win over the Italian outfit.
Glasgow Warriors will host Connacht at Scotstoun in a mid-table match-up this evening, with Pat Lam's men aiming to enter the top half of the table following wins in their last four GUINNESS PRO12 games.
Ulster were made to work hard for their sixth consecutive GUINNESS PRO12 victory, grinding out a 27-17 win over a battling Newport Gwent Dragons side to keep their noses just in front of the Scarlets in fourth place.
Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named his team for Saturday afternoon's GUINNESS PRO12 clash with Cardiff Blues at the RDS (kick-off 3pm). Tickets for the game are still on sale on www.leinsterrugby.ie.
Following his left knee injury sustained against Zebre on Saturday, March 11, Marcell Coetzee underwent exploratory surgery in Belfast yesterday, under the care of the Ulster Rugby medical team and the Ulster Independent Clinic.