Leinster Women's head coach Adam Griggs will use the leadership of Ireland centre Jenny Murphy and flanker Katie Norris to guide the province through the many pitfalls waiting for them against Connacht at Tuam RFC on Saturday (kick-off 2pm).
The Leinster Women's squad will begin their IRFU Women's Interprovincial Championship campaign this weekend in the shadow of Ireland's three tough November Series encounters with England, Canada and New Zealand.
Ahead of Leinster's meeting with the Newport Gwent Dragons next Saturday, scrum half Luke McGrath reflected on a disappointing result against the Scarlets and spoke about bouncing back against a tricky Dragons side.
Munster and Leinster lead the way at the top of the GUINNESS PRO12 table after an eventful round 9. A frozen pitch prevented Ulster's clash with Zebre from going ahead, while captain John Muldoon and John Cooney inspired Connacht to a hard-earned home win over Cardiff Blues.
Leinster backs coach Girvan Dempsey has warned that 'you underestimate Zebre at your peril' as the province venture south to Parma to face the second-from-bottom Italians. Minus a plethora of internationals, Leinster are focused on chalking up another win and reclaiming top spot in the GUINNESS PRO12.
Connacht are looking to regain lost ground in the GUINNESS PRO12 when they chase their first win in Dublin since 2002. In the blue corner, another home success would keep Leinster in the play-off zone as the international break approaches.
Leinster secured a valuable losing bonus point in Montpellier thanks to captain Isa Nacewa's 79th-minute converted try. Check out the match photo gallery and video highlights of the province's round 2 outing.
Pool 4 leaders Leinster will look to continue their winning start to the Champions Cup when they visit Jake White's Montpellier side, who are smarting from a late two-point defeat to Northampton Saints.
Ahead of Saturday's British & Irish Cup round 2 game against Nottingham at Donnybrook (kick-off 3pm), Leinster 'A' head coach Hugh Hogan has announced a team that is looking to build on last week's impressive win away to Richmond.
The provinces picked up two wins out of three in the opening round of the European Champions Cup, with Connacht and Leinster both beating French opposition on home soil. Check out the match photo galleries and video highlights.