Glasgow Warriors' unbeaten start to the new GUINNESS PRO12 season owes an awful lot to the performances of full-back Peter Murchie, who has so far been 'vital' to the region's success according to former Scotland fly-half Chris Paterson.
Ulster's Nick Williams insists the departure of former head coach Mark Anscombe over the summer hasn't disrupted the side's preparations for the new campaign with the spirit in the squad as good as ever.
Edinburgh Rugby take on the current GUINNESS PRO12 table-toppers Ospreys at Liberty Stadium on Sunday (21 September, kick-off 4pm) with seven changes to the starting XV who took on Connacht at BT Murrayfield last weekend.
British and Irish Lions winger, Tommy Bowe, and Ireland international out-half, Paddy Jackson, will play their first match of the season when Ulster take on Cardiff Blues at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park tomorrow evening (kick-off 19:35). ??
Director of Rugby Mark Hammett calls-up back row Josh Navidi, fly half Gareth Davies and wing Richard Smith for their first starts of the Guinness PRO12 season as Cardiff Blues face Ulster Rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Friday night (kick-off 7.35pm).
The Zebre Rugby coaching of Andrea Cavinato and Victor Jimenez, after a week of work in the Irish training camp on the outskirts of Dublin, announced the line-up for tomorrow's night game against Munster in Limerick in the third round of the GUINNESS PRO12.
The Leinster team to face Connacht in tomorrow's Guinness PRO12 derby match has been announced, with Fergus McFadden coming in to replace the injured Zane Kirchner and Rhys Ruddock starting his first game of the season.
Anthony Foley's side to face Zebre at Thomond Park this Friday has been named, and sees the return of Paul O'Connell, Conor Murray, Dave Kilcoyne, JJ Hanrahan, Paddy Butler and Denis Hurley to the red of Munster.