Ahead of Connacht's sold-out GUINNESS PRO12 final round clash with defending champions Glasgow Warriors on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm), the province's medical team have provided the following update.
Ireland stars Robbie Henshaw, Jenny Murphy and Fergus McFadden were at the final Aviva Minis Festival of the season in Aviva Stadium as the next generation of young players got their first taste of playing at the home of Irish Rugby.
Following on from the bonus point win against Edinburgh, the Munster squad gathered in their respective centres this morning for gym sessions and meetings as preparations commenced for next Saturday's decisive GUINNESS PRO12 encounter with the Scarlets at Thomond Park (kick-off 3pm).
Only one match remains in this season's Ulster Bank League following another eventful day of relegation/promotion play-offs. Dublin University and UCC have made the leap to Divisions 1A and 1B respectively, while Sligo's late show against Enniscorthy ensured their Division 2C status for another year.
Ulster outplayed Leinster to set up a grandstand finish to the GUINNESS PRO12's regular season, strengthening their grip on fourth place where only the Scarlets can usurp them should Les Kiss' men fail to win next week at the Ospreys.
It was a very big day for two of the university clubs in the Ulster Bank League as Dublin University and UCC were promoted to Divisions 1A and 1B respectively. Meanwhile, Division 2C side Sligo avoided the drop down to the junior ranks with a play-off success against Enniscorthy.
A cracking last-minute penalty from Benetton Treviso's Jayden Hayward denied Connacht in Italy tonight, but the losing bonus point in the 22-21 defeat was enough to secure a prized GUINNESS PRO12 semi-final berth for Pat Lam's men.
Two weeks on from the disappointment of their relegation, Galwegians have an opportunity to end the season on a high against double hunters Cork Constitution in a mouth-watering Bateman Cup final clash.
On a day that saw all four seasons in one the girls from Sacred Heart in Tullamore made history by winning the first ever All-Ireland GX7s tournament in Aviva Stadium. Check out some of the action from the day in Aviva Stadium as 16 teams got their first taste of playing at the home of Irish Rugby.