There were victories for three of the Heineken Cup semi-finalists at the weekend…
In their final league matches before next weekend's European adventures, Leinster, Munster and Bath kept up their momentum, with only Biarritz Olympique failing to register a win.
The Irish duo of Leinster and Munster both won their Celtic League matches against Llanelli Scarlets and Edinburgh Gunners respectively.
Bath Rugby produced a fabulous first-half performance to blow away 31-16 Bristol at the Recreation Ground.
Leinster's 30-22 win over The Scarlets keeps them on top of the Celtic League table, but have Munster breathing down their necks at just seven points behind with a game in hand
At Lansdowne Road, Micheal Cheika's side produce a strong second half performance to overturn a 19-7 interval deficit and beat Gareth Jenkins' team.
Munster meanwhile, turned on the style and scored six tries on their way to a 36-15 win over The Gunners.
With both sides in fine form, the stage is set for a classic at Lansdowne Road. The Provinces - who have locked horns in domestic matches for over a century - have waited eleven Heineken Cup seasons for their first meeting in the elite competition.
Biarritz meanwhile, had a weekend to forget in the French Championship, going down 36-22 to Bourgoin.
The directors of ERC voted unanimously at a Board meeting to postpone all decisions including the release of further instalments of ERC's distributable central revenues to the six shareholder countries until 19 February next when the Board will meet again to reconsider the issue.