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.
Ulster picked up their first win of this season's Champions Cup in nail-biting circumstances as Sean Reidy's first half try and 14 points from Paddy Jackson's boot saw them squeeze past Exeter Chiefs. Check out the match photo gallery and video highlights.
Late drama at Kingspan Stadium tonight saw the lead change hands twice in the last five minutes as Paddy Jackson's drop goal two minutes from time cancelled out Gareth Steenson's effort to secure the slenderest of victories (19-18) for Ulster over Exeter Chiefs.
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.
Andrew Trimble, Luke Marshall, Stuart Olding and Ruan Pienaar all return to the Ulster back-line for the European Champions Cup opener away to Bordeaux-Bègles on Sunday (kick-off 2pm local time/1pm Irish time).
The Ulster 'A' team will play their Leinster counterparts at Donnybrook on Saturday night (kick-off 7pm), which will serve as a final warm-up game ahead of the opening round of the British & Irish Cup next weekend.
Ulster made it five wins from five thanks to three penalties from Paddy Jackson in a tight encounter with the Ospreys, who had led for the majority of the game through an early converted try from prop Nicky Smith.