The 2014/15 GUINNESS PRO12 season kicks off with two games on Friday night, Munster entertaining Edinburgh at Thomond Park and Benetton Treviso are the visitors to Swansea where they will face the Ospreys.
A new state-of-the-art gym at Shaw's Bridge Association was officially opened on Monday by Ulster players Nick Williams, Franco van der Merwe and Ian Humphreys, who were joined by Cooke RFC President Ken Gibson and Instonians RFC President Michael Hunter.
The Connacht squad are in the final stages of their pre-season preparations with their opening round of the GUINNESS PRO12 kicking off on Saturday when the Newport Gwent Dragons visit the Sportsground (kick-off 5pm).
Munster have confirmed the signing of Argentinian hooker Eusebio Guinazu on a four-month contract. He will join the province later in the month subject to obtaining a work permit and passing the normal medical procedures.
Stirring team talks are synonymous with rugby success and today England Rugby 2015, organising committee for Rugby World Cup 2015, has launched 'the ultimate team talk' to kick-start the global tournament ticketing campaign.
Connacht Rugby and Life Style Sports launched the province's new home jersey in Eyre Square today. New arrival and All Black centurion Mils Muliaina joined his Connacht team-mates Robbie Henshaw, Rodney Ah You, Fionn Carr, David McSharry, Andrew Browne, Michael Kearney and Denis Buckley to showcase the new partnership with Life Style Sports.