Tonight at Kingspan Stadium Ulster exited the European Rugby Champions Cup with ironically their strongest display of the campaign, as Darren Cave contributed three tries in a 26-7 bonus point victory over Leicester Tigers.
Munster 'A' suffered a 38-17 loss to Doncaster Knights in this afternoon's British & Irish Cup quarter-final, as a physical and controlled performance from the hosts saw them run in five tries at Castle Park.
For only the second time in 17 years Munster will not feature in the quarter-finals of Europe's premier cup competition, but they will be aiming to restore some pride in front of their home fans in round 6.
Connacht, who boast an enviable record against French clubs in the European Challenge Cup, are targeting a bonus point win away to La Rochelle as they try to qualify for the quarter-finals as one of the best runners-up.
The only Irish province still in contention to reach the European Champions Cup quarter-finals are first up on the round 6 schedule as Leinster look to defeat Wasps in Coventry and confirm themselves as winners of Pool 2.
Ireland Under-20 head coach Nigel Carolan looks forward to the 2015 campaign and discusses the objectives for his squad this season. There is a strong emphasis on player development at this level which Carolan believes is important in bringing young talent through to the professional game.