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.
There are few tougher challenges in European rugby than attempting to progress from a pool involving Leicester Tigers, Munster and Racing 92 - but that's exactly what's facing Henry Pyrgos and Glasgow Warriors this season.