Leinster and Ulster are back on GUINNESS PRO12 duty tonight, with both sides determined to put last week's European Champions Cup disappointment behind them in what promises to be another keenly-contested interprovincial derby.
Legendary former Ireland international Philip Orr was joined by current Leinster players Sean Cronin, Aaron Dundon and Colm O'Shea at the RDS today for the launch of 'Rugby Memories', a new initiative with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) who are one of two charity partners to Leinster Rugby this season.
Ahead of the game against Ulster on Friday, Leinster scrum coach John Fogarty spoke about the lessons learned from the defeat to Bath and how the province's pack will be taking those lessons into this weekend's interprovincial clash.
European debutant Josh van der Flier came off the bench to score a levelling try for Leinster, but George Ford's late penalty guided Bath to a hard-earned 19-16 win over Leo Cullen's men at the Recreation Ground.
The Leinster team to face Bath in round 2 of the European Champions Cup at the Recreation Ground on Saturday (kick-off 3.15pm) has been announced. There are eight personnel changes and two positional switches to the side that lost to Wasps.
Ahead of Saturday's European Champions Cup match against Bath at the Recreation Ground, Leinster head coach Leo Cullen confirmed that several injured players could return for the crucial round 2 clash.
After losing 33-6 to Wasps at home last Sunday, the Leinster squad headed straight into a six-day turnaround ahead of this Saturday's European Champions Cup showdown with Bath at the Recreation Ground.
Over two tight encounters last season with just five points separating the sides, Leinster claimed a narrow win at the RDS and then booked their Champions Cup quarter-final berth with a tense draw in Coventry. Another intriguing battle lies ahead on Sunday.
The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup are all set to fill the void left with the end of the Rugby World Cup, and the first of two launches more than whetted the appetite for the stunning rugby that lies ahead for fans across Europe.