Connacht head coach Pat Lam believes the return of Craig Ronaldson from injury has added another dimension to his side's midfield, as they look to make it two wins from two in the Champions Cup on Sunday.
Isa Nacewa's 47th minute bonus-point try helped Leinster to start their European Rugby Champions Cup campaign with a flourish against Castres, but the New Zealander has urged his side to be more clinical when they face French powerhouses Montpellier on Sunday.
Guinness PRO12 teams claimed more victories in the Champions' Cup last weekend than their counterparts from the Aviva Premiership and Top 14. In round one, the Guinness PRO12 won four of their six matches, the English clubs three of their six, the French two out of six.
Everyone at PRO12 Rugby is deeply saddened by the passing of Munster head coach Anthony Foley. Our deepest sympathies and condolences go to his family and all those connected to Munster Rugby during this time.
Ulster's director of rugby Les Kiss is hoping his side can bounce back from their defeat at the hands of Guinness PRO12 champions Connacht when they kick off their European Champions Cup campaign against Bordeaux-Begles on Sunday.
They are the only Welsh club dining at Europe's top table this season and centre Scott Williams is determined Scarlets fly the flag successfully after being paired with defending champions Saracens in the pool stages.
Glasgow Warriors have received a major boost ahead of Friday's European Rugby Champions Cup opener against Leicester Tigers, with the news that Scotland international full-back Stuart Hogg has committed his future to the club.