Following the completion of discussions between EPCR, the Ligue Nationale de Rugby, Premiership Rugby and PRO12 Rugby to reschedule the six European club matches which were postponed due to the Paris attacks, it has been agreed by all parties that the games will be played on the weekend of January 8/9/10, 2016 in advance of round 5 of the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup.
Leinster and Ulster are back on GUINNESS PRO12 duty tonight, with both sides determined to put last week's European Champions Cup disappointment behind them in what promises to be another keenly-contested interprovincial derby.
Ireland international Iain Henderson will start at lock for Ulster for the first time this season, following his appearance in the back row last weekend. He will combine with fellow Ireland international Dan Tuohy in the second row for Friday's GUINNESS PRO12 derby encounter with Leinster at the RDS (kick-off 7.35pm).
Ahead of the game against Ulster on Friday, Leinster scrum coach John Fogarty spoke about the lessons learned from the defeat to Bath and how the province's pack will be taking those lessons into this weekend's interprovincial clash.
Ulster's European Champions Cup campaign got off to a disappointing start tonight at Kingspan Stadium as an exhilarating final 20 minutes from English champions Saracens - unbeaten in all competitions this term - saw them fall to a four-try 27-9 defeat.
Ulster and Saracens meet for the first time since the English club's 2013 and 2014 European quarter-final wins, as the province look to give new director of rugby Les Kiss a winning start in the Champions Cup.
Due to the tragic events last night in Paris and the current period of national mourning in France, EPCR has decided to postpone this weekend's European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup matches scheduled to be played in France.
Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss has made seven changes to his team for the first European Champions Cup game of the season, away to Oyonnax on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 2pm local time/1pm Irish time).
Ulster 'A' head coach Alex Codling has made seven changes and two positional switches to the team that lost to Leinster last month, for Friday's opening British & Irish Cup match against Bristol at Kingspan Stadium (kick-off 7.30pm).
Three Girls rugby open training sessions will take place in Ulster this coming Sunday. The sessions are free of charge, led by Ulster Rugby coaches and are open to all girls aged 12-18 years both novice or experienced in playing rugby.