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The first interprovincial derby of the 2014/15 campaign sees high-flying Connacht entertain reigning league champions Leinster. Should the hosts triumph, it will be the first time they have won three successive matches at the start of a season.
Division 2A of the Ulster Bank League kicks off this weekend and with the move to five divisions of ten teams next season, there is a lot to play for in the months ahead. The action kicks off under the floodlights at Holmpatrick.
The Leinster team to face Connacht in Friday's GUINNESS PRO12 derby match in Galway has been announced - Fergus McFadden comes in to replace the injured Zane Kirchner and Rhys Ruddock will start his first game of the season.
The Munster team to face Zebre at Thomond Park on Friday (kick-off 7.30pm) has been named, and sees the return of Paul O'Connell, Conor Murray, David Kilcoyne, JJ Hanrahan, Paddy Butler and Denis Hurley to competitive action.
Following training at UCD this week, Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor gave further updates on the injury situation concerning a number of players ahead of Friday's interprovincial derby clash with Connacht.
Eating the right food is only one part of nutrition for young players. Hydration is a key element. How much? How often? Check out our #Eat2Compete guide to hydration and download the factsheets from www.irishrugby.ie/eat2compete.
Following an extensive consultation with clubs on the future development of the All-Ireland League - the existing four divisions will be remodelled into five divisions of 10 clubs each at the end of the 2014/15 Ulster Bank League season.
The Ireland Under-18 Girls squad came away from last weekend's inaugural FIRA/AER Under-18 European Sevens Championship as Plate winners (fifth place overall). They won four of their six games in Enkoping, Sweden.
Ireland ran in 11 tries in all on Sunday as they overcame Italy and Portugal on the way to winning the Plate title at the inaugural FIRA/AER Under-18 European Girls Sevens Championship in Enkoping, Sweden.
This Friday Leinster will travel to the Sportsground to face Connacht in the first interprovincial derby of the GUINNESS PRO12 season. And for Leinster's new scrum coach, Marco Caputo, this will not be first time he has faced the men from the west.
Simple tips for young players to keep healthy throughout the season - 'Eat Well, Stay Well, Play Well' - it will benefit you on and off the field. For more check out #Eat2Compete or www.irishrugby.ie/eat2compete
The try-fest continued in round 2 of the GUINNESS PRO12, the aggregate number of tries scored (57) now being the best total for the first two rounds since the home and away format was introduced in the 2003/04 season.