Former head coach Brian McLaughlin is to leave Ulster to set up his own rugby consultancy business.
Glasgow Warriors will kick off the defence of their GUINNESS PRO12 title at home to the Scarlets, live on Sky Sports.
Willie Faloon has returned to Ulster after three years at interprovincial rivals Connacht.
Defending champions Toulon have been drawn in a brutal pool with Bath, Leinster and Wasps in the 2015/16 Champions Cup.
Chris Henry will make his first appearance for Ireland since suffering a mini-stroke in November against the Barbarians.
The combination of Leicester's forward play and Bath's attack could turn England into a force, says Stuart Barnes.
French domestic mayhem, another Super Rugby star and a crying captain feature in Rupert Cox's weekly blog.
Glasgow left it late to book a place in the Guinness PRO12 final after a nail-biting 16-14 win over Ulster at Scotstoun.
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