Wasps ended their European Champions Cup group campaign on a winning note with a convincing 26-7 victory over Ulster at the Ricoh Arena.
Ireland and British & Irish Lions wing Tommy Bowe has revealed he will bow out of professional rugby at the end of the campaign.
Ulster knocked La Rochelle off top spot in European Champions Cup Pool 1 with a hard-fought 20-13 win over the French side at a wet and windy Kingspan Stadium on Saturday.
Leinster completed a hat trick of Guinness PRO14 derby wins over the festive period as they hammered Ulster 38-7 at the RDS.
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.
Connacht claimed a record victory over Ulster as they ran in six tries in a superb 44-16 Guinness PRO14 derby win at the Sportsground.
Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss was a happy man after his side's six-try 52-24 bonus-point victory over Harlequins which secured second spot in Pool 1 of the European Champions Cup.
Ulster stayed in the race for Champions Cup qualification by delivering a six-try thumping of Harlequins.
The Champions Cup is set for another enthralling weekend of action as the return legs of the double headers are played and pools continue to take shape.
Harlequins' hopes of progression to the Champions Cup quarter-finals were virtually extinguished as they crashed to a third-consecutive defeat in Europe, a 17-5 loss at home to Ulster.
Ulster Rugby have announced that Ireland and current Leinster backrow Jordi Murphy will join the province next summer on a two-year deal.
Newport Gwent Dragons and Ulster fought out a dramatic PRO14 draw at Rodney Parade with visiting fly-half Christian Lealiifano both hero and villain.
Joe Schmidt revealed his delight at Jacob Stockdale's two-try breakthrough performance as Ireland saw off Argentina 28-19 in Dublin.
A last-gasp 77th minute try from replacement Andrew Trimble along with a critical conversion kicked by Christian Leali'ifano rescued Ulster from defeat as they beat Benetton Rugby 23-22.
Ulster staged a superb second-half fightback to record a 43-36 Guinness Pro14 win over Southern Kings after trailing 22-10 at the break in Port Elizabeth.
Two tries from Luke McGrath and one by Jordan Larmour saw Leinster beat Ulster 25-10 in the Guinness PRO14 interprovincial derby.
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.
La Rochelle maintained a winning start to their debut Champions Cup campaign by following victory at Harlequins with a 41-17 home win over Ulster in Pool 1.
Two tries in as many minutes was enough for Ulster as Les Kiss' side saw off a spirited Wasps side 19-9 in the opening Champions Cup fixture at the Kingspan.
European club rugby returns after a five month absence, and the first round of fixtures should not disappoint.
The Champions Cup is back after a five month absence as 20 teams from seven countries compete for European club rugby's coveted prize.
A stunning second-half try by in-form winger Jacob Stockdale saw Ulster win a closely fought Guinness PRO14 Irish derby with Connacht by 16-8.
Ulster suffered a surprise Guinness PRO14 defeat as they came unstuck 27-23 against Italian opponents Zebre at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi.
Ulster maintained their perfect start to the Guinness PRO14 season with a 52-25 eight-try annihilation of the Dragons at the Kingspan Stadium.
Ireland captain Rory Best looks set to miss Ulster's opening two European Champions Cup games next month after suffering a hamstring injury.
- ULST15thTRIES SCORED 1st Saracens : 24 Tries ScoredSARAC1st1524
- ULST12thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Leinster : 83 Points DifferenceLEINS1st1483