Connacht opened the new Guinness Pro12 campaign with an encouraging 16-11 victory over the Newport Gwent Dragons.
Wayne Pivac faces a tough Ulster challenge in his first competitive match as head coach of the Scarlets.
We analyse the key contenders for the new PRO12 season, which kicks off live on Sky this weekend.
You can watch last year's finalists Glasgow and Leinster battle it out in round one live on Sky Sports.
Stuart Barnes says Munster will be the biggest threat to Leinster’s bid for a third Guinness PRO12 title.
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