Ulster's firepower has rarely been more impressive this season as tries from Luke Marshall (2), Iain Henderson, Paddy Jackson and Charles Piutau secured a thrilling 39-32 win over Clermont Auvergne whose final quarter comeback saw them leave Kingspan Stadium with two bonus points.
GUINNESS PRO12 leaders Munster meet Leicester Tigers in the Champions Cup pool stages for the second successive year, with the province determined to banish memories of last December's home and away defeats.
As they embark on two heavyweight European encounters with Clermont Auvergne, the Ulstermen are back in front of a capacity Kingspan Stadium crowd as they try to close a six-point gap on the table-topping French side.
Dave Foley will captain a strong Munster 'A' team as head coach Peter Malone makes wholesale changes for Saturday's British & Irish Cup round 3 clash with Rotherham Titans at Clifton Lane (kick-off 2pm).
The Connacht team to face Wasps in round 3 of the Champions Cup at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday (kick-off 1pm) has been named. Head coach Pat Lam has made four personnel changes to the side that beat Benetton Treviso last weekend.
Leinster head into two crunch clashes with Northampton Saints armed with a one-point lead at the top of Champions Cup Pool 4. Second row Devin Toner will make his 50th tournament appearance tonight as Leo Cullen's men visit Franklin's Gardens.