There were three wins for the Irish provinces in the opening round of the Heineken Cup, with Munster also taking a losing bonus point away from the Stade de France. Check out our match photo galleries.
Click on the below links to view photos from the provinces' opening pool matches in the Heineken Cup:
Prop Mike Ross reflected on Leinster's Amlin Challenge Cup final success at the RDS, saying: "There's less hype about it but it's a good competition to win. Many teams have won this and kicked on the next year. Hopefully with the few lads, like Jack McGrath who made his first appearance in a major final, the experience will stand them in good stead for next year."
Speaking in the aftermath of Leinster's Amlin Challenge Cup final win over Stade Francais, flanker Shane Jennings said: "There was obviously disappointment losing the three league finals. It's a huge focus for us (next week's PRO12 final). We know Ulster are a very good side, they are favourites and they're fresh and we're in for a huge game."
Leinster head coach Joe Schmidt, Jamie Heaslip, who captained the province on the night, and young prop Jack McGrath give their reaction following the 34-13 Amlin Challenge Cup final victory over Stade Francais at the RDS.