Ireland Women's head coach Tom Tierney has named a 31-strong squad, which includes a number of uncapped players, to take part in a two-day camp this weekend in Dublin as they prepare to play England, Canada and New Zealand in the Women's November Series.
Fireworks are guaranteed in Friday night's Cork derby between Highfield and Sunday's Well, while struggling Cashel and Belfast Harlequins are hoping to upset the form book against high-flying Banbridge and Blackrock respectively.
Three of Division 2B's top five clubs are away from home this weekend, so expect some movement in the table. It is third against second as Dungannon and unbeaten Greystones meet in the pick of the round 5 games.
Table-topping Rainey, who make the trip to Sligo, will be aiming to pick up where they left off before the break, while Seapoint and Boyne get the 'Friday Night Lights' treatment this week in a juicy Leinster derby.
Munster winger Keith Earls has been suspended for two weeks following an independent disciplinary hearing in London today, arising from the Champions Cup round 2 match between the province and Glasgow Warriors.
With the Champions Cup parked until December, the focus of the provinces switches back to the GUINNESS PRO12 this week. Ulster and Munster are planning for Friday night's interprovincial clash in Belfast, and both squads have a number of injury concerns.
Queen's University and Tullamore posted wins in last Saturday's two rescheduled Ulster Bank League games, with the Belfast students climbing into fourth place in Division 2A and the Offaly men now lying second in the 2C table.
Connacht came away from Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi with five well-won points as they moved to the top of Champions Cup Pool 2, ahead of their December double header opponents Wasps. Check out the match photo gallery and video highlights.