There were good wins for Leinster, Connacht and Ulster in the PRO14 last weekend, while Munster suffered a surprising defeat at home to Edinburgh.
The schedule for the British and Irish Lions 2021 tour of South Africa has been announced.
Former Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has advised his successor Andy Farrell to make the most of the good days because the bad ones will be very painful.
Winger Jordan Larmour is preparing for a tough challenge when Leinster travel to Franklin’s Gardens to take on Northampton in the Champions Cup this weekend.
Bundee Aki will remain with Connacht until the end of the 2022/23 season after signing a new three-year central contract extension.