After a weekend of rugby that required all your fingers, toes and a calculator, the quarterfinal line-ups in both the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup have been finalised.
Holders Saracens will face top seeds Leinster in a mouthwatering European Champions Cup quarterfinal.
Munster reached the Champions Cup knockout stages for a record 17th time with a runaway 48-3 bonus-point victory over Castres at Thomond Park.
An immense kicking display by Racing 92 skipper Maxime Machenaud, including two penalties in the closing four minutes, snatched victory from Munster to leave Pool 4 in the Champions Cup wide open.
Conor Murray crossed for two tries in a superior second-half display from Munster, who ran out 39-13 bonus-point winners over Connacht at Thomond Park.
Ulster produced a huge second-half comeback to snatch a dramatic bonus-point 24-17 win over Irish provincial rivals Munster at the Kingspan Stadium.
Jordan Larmour's 60-metre effort was the decisive score of an epic eight-try Guinness PRO14 derby as Leinster defeated Munster 34-24 at Thomond Park.
Munster back row CJ Stander has signed a new contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) that will keep him at Thomond Park until 2021.
Munster recorded their first win at Welford Road in 11 years with a 25-16 success over Leicester Tigers in the European Champions Cup on Sunday evening.
Munster captain Peter O'Mahony has joined international teammate Tadhg Furlong in committing his future to Ireland.
Johann van Graan enjoyed a memorable Champions Cup coaching debut as his Munster side thumped Leicester 33-10 at Thomond Park.
Munster's new head coach Johann van Graan enjoyed a winning home debut at Irish Independent Park where the under-strength Ospreys were beaten 36-10.
Brian O'Driscoll reflects on Ireland's unsuccessful bid to win the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Munster and Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray has slammed critics of newly Irish-qualified centre Bundee Aki ahead of Ireland's first autumn international against South Africa this Saturday.
Tom Farrell's 67th-minute try ensured Connacht toppled 14-man Munster 20-16 to end their six-match losing streak in Guinness PRO14 inter-provincial derbies
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has included Connacht's newly Irish-qualified centre Bundee Aki, while dropping Simon Zebo for autumn internationals against Argentina, Fiji and South Africa.
Worcester Warriors captain and former Ireland international Donncha O'Callaghan will bring an end to a career that has lasted 20 years at the end of the season.
Conor Murray's 60th-minute charge-down try set Munster on their way to a gritty 14-7 European Champions Cup win over Racing 92 at Thomond Park.
European club rugby is back for the second weekend in a row with another stacked fixture list. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.
Munster repelled a second-half Castres fightback to claim a crucial draw in their Champions Cup opener in France.
SA Rugby has confirmed that Springbok forwards coach Johann van Graan has been released from his contract to join Irish province Munster as their new head coach.
Johnny Sexton set a new Leinster points-scoring record in the 23-17 PRO14 victory over Munster at the Aviva Stadium.
Munster travel to Leinster Saturday for the biggest derby in Irish rugby, when international teammates put friendships to one side and the intensity increases. But there was no bitterness to the rivalry this week as Anthony Foley took centre stage.
- MUNST5thTRIES SCORED 1st Saracens : 24 Tries ScoredSARAC1st1824
- MUNST2ndPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Leinster : 83 Points DifferenceLEINS1st8083