Leaders Terenure College and defending champions Clontarf both returned to winning ways in Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League this afternoon, while Dublin University extended their unbeaten Division 1B run to five matches with a bonus point victory over Corinthians.
Ireland prop Mike Ross is set for his third game in as many weeks against Australia tomorrow. Having not played for 30 days before running out against South Africa, Ross insisted that it is rare that a player will get to play a game being 100% fit.
Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor has named his team to face Benetton Treviso in the GUINNESS PRO12 on Sunday (kick-off 3.30pm local time/2.30pm Irish time), with two changes from the round 7 win over Edinburgh.
There is huge anticipation and excitement in Galway as the Connacht supporters await their first glimpse of Mils Muliaina in competitive action. Fellow new signings Bundee Aki and Tom McCartney are also set to play against Zebre tonight.
Clontarf are back in the familiar surroundings of Castle Avenue as they attempt to beat Ballynahinch and pick up their first win in four Division 1A games. Elsewhere, leaders Terenure College will be looking to bounce back at home to Old Belvedere.
The last round of Division 1B action in November sees leaders Galwegians host bottom side Belfast Harlequins, Ballymena and Shannon meet for the first time in five years and second-placed Garryowen are also on their travels north to Malone.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's clash with Australia, Ireland flanker Rhys Ruddock said: "We need to bring the defensive physicality we had against South Africa, as Australia have threats all over the park. We need to be at the top of our game."