Division 1B leaders UL Bohemians continued their excellent start to the new season by defeating one of the main rivals for promotion, Ballynahinch, in a very entertaining nine-try clash in Limerick today.
Due to an injury to Audrey O'Flynn, the Ireland Women's Sevens management have called up Sene Naoupu to the squad to compete at the Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series tournament in Malemort, France this weekend.
There are some brilliant match-ups again in Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League this Saturday, with three Dublin derbies in the capital and Cork Constitution and Young Munster clashing in a repeat of last April's semi-final.
The top four teams from the opening round will meet in Ulster Bank League Division 1B this weekend, as newcomers Naas make the trip north to Ballymena and it will be first plays second when UL Bohemians host Ballynahinch on the University's 4G pitch.
Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has made five personnel changes for Saturday's GUINNESS PRO12 round 4 encounter with Edinburgh at Thomond Park (kick-off 3pm). Centre Cian Bohane is set to make his first competitive start for the province.
After back-to-back trips to Scotland, Leinster return to the RDS tonight for a mouth-watering clash with the in-form Ospreys, whom they edged out by three points in last season's corresponding fixture.
Canterbury, the world's leading rugby brand, and the IRFU have unveiled the new alternate kit for the 2016/17 season. Created by Canterbury, the kit features a contemporary design with a range of innovative technologies developed to enhance performance on pitch.