Rugby players often need very little motivation to get up for a game but Cardiff Blues boss Danny Wilson is adamant there will be an extra level of intensity from his side in this weekend's Welsh derby with Ospreys.
Connacht Rugby and the IRFU are pleased to announce the extended contract of Ireland international Kieran Marmion. The 23-year-old, who was first capped for Ireland in the summer of 2014, has put pen to paper on a new two-year contract with Connacht Rugby.
Glasgow Warriors have won their last two Guinness PRO12 encounters, both maximum point victories at home to Ospreys and away to Cardiff Blues, and have gained at least one league point from each of their last 8 league matches.
Edinburgh Rugby have suffered three straight Guinness PRO12 defeats dropping from third place to seventh in the process, however the Scotsmen have begun their European Challenge Cup campaign with a pair of victories over French opposition.