Munster won a defensive chess match against Leinster to make it two wins out of two in the IRFU Women's Interprovincial Championship, while seven-try Connacht dazzled Ulster in Galway. Kate Rowan reviews the round 2 games.
Although happy with Munster's win away to Benetton Treviso and the marked improvement on the Edinburgh performance, head coach Anthony Foley has identified some areas to be worked on following 'the Italian job'.
The 2014/15 IRFU Under-20 Interprovincial Championship is set to go down to the wire next weekend, with unbeaten Ulster currently out in front and Leinster and Connacht - with one win apiece - snapping at their heels.
Both Benetteon Treviso and Munster will want to put their opening round performances behind them when they meet in Italy on Friday night. The visitors will also need no reminding that they have not won at the Stadio di Monigo since February 2012.
Munster head coach Anthony Foley has named his 23-man squad to face Benetton Treviso and it sees two of Ireland's summer tourists return to the fold, with Felix Jones to captain the province for the first time.
The GUINNESS PRO12 began last weekend with a scintillating opening round which saw more tries scored than ever before (33), the second highest ever draw in the competition (Scarlets 32 Ulster 32), and increased attendances at all games resulting in an overall improvement of almost 20% compared to the gates for round 1 last year.
With the match reviews taking place in the respective centres yesterday, the Munster squad returned to the training ground at Cork IT today with the focus now on round 2 of the GUINNESS PRO12 against Benetton Treviso.
Defending champions Leinster and arch rivals Munster recorded opening victories in the IRFU Women's Interprovincial Championship on Saturday, with both sides winning on the road. Kate Rowan reviews the round 1 action.
Ulster and Leinster are the early front runners in the IRFU Under-20 Interprovincial Championship having recorded bonus point victories over Connacht and Munster respectively in Friday's opening round.
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.
Gloucester ran in six tries on their way to recording a 45-8 victory over Munster at Kingsholm this afternoon. It was a day for new combinations for the province, a new coaching ticket, a new kit and debuts for eleven of Munster's young guns.