Thsi weekend sees round six of the Magners League roll into town with Connacht clashing with Ulster out west and Lansdowne Road playing host to another Leinster-Munster battle.
With the Welsh regions once more in EDF Energy Cup action, the focus falls on Ireland and Scotland for the second successive round of league matches.
Last Saturday night saw Munster return to winning ways when they scored a battling victory over Ulster in Cork, and on Friday night they travel to Lansdowne Road looking to end Leinster's impressive record of never having lost a league game at the home of Irish rugby.
It should be a cracking encounter with places in Eddie O'Sullivan's Ireland squad for next month's Autumn internationals up for grabs.
There will also be several players trying to impress O'Sullivan when Connacht again play at their Galway home of the Sportsground - this time against current champions Ulster.
Both sides lost last weekend and will be trying to regain their league momentum, with Ulster now four points behind leaders Llanelli Scarlets and Connacht in danger of becoming the fourth-placed Irish province in the league table should they lose and Munster win in Dublin.
Edinburgh, who beat Glasgow Warriors last weekend, have a bye this time around so the final game pairs up the Warriors and the Border Reivers at Hughenden. The Warriors have won just one of their last six games, however they are still five points clear of bottom side, the Reivers who have won only once away from home in the last 12 months.
That victory came against the Warriors last season and Steve Bates' side will be looking to take the first step towards repeating the league double they achieved over Glasgow last season.
MAGNERS LEAGUE FIXTURES:
- ROUND SIX -
Friday, October 6:
CONNACHT v ULSTER, The Sportsground, 6.30pm
GLASGOW WARRIORS v BORDER REIVERS, Hughenden, 7.30pm
LEINSTER v MUNSTER, Lansdowne Road, 7.30pm (live Setanta Sports Ireland)