Dan McFarland has praised the determination of his players after they secured a top four finish in the URC regular season.
Ulster survived a late fightback from the Cell C Sharks to book a home quarter-final in the United Rugby Championship.
It's unusual for an Irish side in Europe to have so much access to the thoughts of a rival coach but Leo Cullen smiles at the suggestion that Ronan O'Gara might be speaking out of school.
La Rochelle boss Ronan O'Gara says that their upcoming Champions Cup final against Leinster is no more important than tomorrow's Top 14 regular season clash against Stade Francais.
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The pain of Munster's Champions Cup quarter-final defeat to Toulouse will make the province stronger in the long run, according to second row Tom Ahern.
Ulster's Mike Lowry says he wants to keep pushing for more game time at out-half.
The final round of the United Rugby Championship regular season takes place this weekend and there are a number of places still to be decided.
Dublin's Aviva Stadium has been chosen to host the 2023 Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup Finals.
Iain Henderson and Stuart McCloskey have been named in the Ulster side to face Cell C Sharks in the final round of the URC regular season on Friday evening.
As preparations continue for Leinster's Champions Cup final against La Rochelle next week, full-back Hugo Keenan says there's more to come from his side.
Josh van der Flier and Sam Monaghan were the big winners at this year's Rugby Players Ireland awards, being names, winning the Accenture XV's Player's Player of the Year prizes.
The panel review Leinster's excellent performance against Toulouse in the Champions Cup and look ahead to the weekend's URC games.
James Lowe, Josh van der Flier and Caelan Doris have all been included on a Leinster-dominated shortlist for EPCR European Player of the Year.
Munster head coach Johann van Graan says he doesn't expect his side to show any hangover when they return to the Aviva Stadium this Saturday.
Andy Friend says he's hoping to give some of his departing players a Sportsground swansong in their final game of the season, but says he still needs to keep a "balance" in his squad to face Zebre Parma.
Felipe Contepomi insists Leinster will ignore all outside noise as they build up for their Heineken Champions Cup against La Rochelle in two weeks' time.
Ireland have confirmed two mid-week fixtures against the Maori All Blacks on this year's summer tour in addition to the three Test series against New Zealand.
Felipe Contepomi admitted it was a "tough" decision to leave Leinster but that the time was right for him to return home.
Ulster didn't have much time to stew in the immediate aftermath of their Heineken Champions Cup loss to Toulouse but the last two weekends have proved particularly unpleasant for Dan McFarland.