This weekend's rugby fixtures include the start of the Celtic League plus matches in the U-21 and Junior Interpros, Ulster Senior League, Cork and Limerick Charity Cups.
This weekend's rugby fixtures are as follows: Friday 3rd SeptemberCeltic League: Ospreys v Munster, St. Helen's, 7.05The Borders v Llanelli Scarlets, Netherdale, 7.30 U-21 Interpro Championship: Ulster v Leinster, Ravenhill, 6.30 Saturday 4th SeptemberCeltic League: Connacht v Glasgow Rugby, The Sportsground, 2.30Edinburgh Rugby v Ulster, 3.0 U-21 Interpro Championship: Munster v Connacht, Thomond Park, 2.30 Junior Interpro Championship: Ulster v Munster, Rainey, 2.30Leinster v Connacht, Wexford, 3.30 Ulster Senior League: Ards v Ballynahinch, Ballymacran Park, 2.30
Instonians v Dungannon, Shaws Bridge, 2.30Malone v City of Derry, Gibson Park, 2.30Portadown v Belfast Harlequins, Chambers Park, 2.30Queen's University v Banbridge, The Dub, 2.30 Cork Charity Cup: Clonakilty v Waterpark, Shannon Vale, 3.0Cork Constitution v Dolphin, Temple Hill, 3.0Sunday's Well v Highfield, Musgrave Park, 3.0 Limerick Charity Cup: Garryowen v Thomond, Dooradoyle, 3.0Old Crescent v UL Bohemian, Rosbrien, 3.0 Munster Senior Friendly: Bruff v Midleton, Bruff, 3.0 SundayCeltic League: Linster v Cardiff Blues, Donnybrook, 5.15 Limerick Charity Cup: Young Munster v Shannon, Clifford Park, 3.0
Tickets are now on sale for the first ever Women's November International Series to be held in the UCD Bowl. Kids go free with any adult tickets. Ireland will face world champions England, top ranked Canada and the Black Ferns of New Zealand.
Tournament Director Garrett Tubridy sets the scene for an exciting weekend of rugby at UCD where 16 Women's Sevens teams will battle it out at for one qualifying spot for the Rio Olympics. Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie/sevens.
Tadhg Furlong reflects on a disappointing day for Ireland against South Africa. However, he will take positives from his first Test start and be ready to build for the final match of the series in Port Elizabeth.
Paddy Jackson is preparing for Ireland's second Test against South Africa on Saturday (kick-off 5pm local time/4pm Irish time). The Ulster out-half has been checking out Ellis Park in advance of the match.
Nicole Cronin, the inaugural Irish Women's Sevens Player of the Year in 2014, is looking to make an impact on her return to the green jersey at this weekend's Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia.
The Ireland Women's 15-a-side captain Niamh Briggs was part of the Irish Development team that won the Amsterdam 7s title recently. Next up is the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia this weekend and then a shot at Olympic Sevens qualification at UCD on June 25-26.