A cracking last-minute penalty from Benetton Treviso's Jayden Hayward denied Connacht in Italy tonight, but the losing bonus point in the 22-21 defeat was enough to secure a prized GUINNESS PRO12 semi-final berth for Pat Lam's men.
Two weeks on from the disappointment of their relegation, Galwegians have an opportunity to end the season on a high against double hunters Cork Constitution in a mouth-watering Bateman Cup final clash.
On a day that saw all four seasons in one the girls from Sacred Heart in Tullamore made history by winning the first ever All-Ireland GX7s tournament in Aviva Stadium. Check out some of the action from the day in Aviva Stadium as 16 teams got their first taste of playing at the home of Irish Rugby.
While much of the club scene's focus is on the Ulster Bank Bateman Cup final this weekend, there are still some relegation and promotion issues to be ironed out across Divisions 1A, 1B and 2C. Check out our play-off previews.
Ahead of Connacht's trip to Stadio di Monigo on Friday night (kick-off 7.30pm local time/6.30pm Irish time), head coach Pat Lam has made 10 personnel changes to the team that defeated Munster 12 days ago.
The IRFU would like to invite applications for the position of Lead Physiotherapist, Munster. The Lead Physiotherapist will deliver best practice sports physiotherapy services to the Munster Squad based, in Limerick, in partnership with the Munster Medicine and Science Service team.