Ulster's prolific backs treated a sold-out Ravenhill to a try bonanza, running in eight tries against provincial rivals Connacht - including a hat-trick from Andrew Trimble - in the best possible response to last weekend's bitter Heineken Cup disappointment.
With Ulster pressing for a league play-off place and Connacht battling to qualify for the newly-announced European Rugby Champions Cup, there is plenty riding on tonight's RaboDirect PRO12 derby at Ravenhill.
BT and Sky have reached an agreement in principle concerning arrangements for the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup competitions, both of which would be broadcast jointly by BT Sport and Sky Sports.
Despite the number of injuries we have, there is a real confidence and belief in our game and the process we need to go through to achieve the different milestones we've set out for ourselves." The words of Connacht boss Pat Lam as the province chase their first win in Llanelli in almost ten years.
Brian O'Driscoll achieved a huge amount during his Ireland career but one of his lasting legacies could be the time he has invested in Robbie Henshaw, a player who he believes has the potential to replace him in the number 13 jersey.
Pat Lam has named the Connacht team to face the Newport Gwent Dragons on Sunday (kick-off 3.05pm). For the first time this season, the head coach has made no changes to the side that ran out last time out.
For the first time in history the Connacht Schools Cup finals will be broadcast live on ConnachtRugby.ie and GalwayBayFM.ie from the Sportsground today. The Junior match takes place at 2pm with the Senior decider kicking off at 4pm.