Ulster got back in the winning groove again after the Guinness PRO12's three-week sabbatical and totally annihilated Treviso in a seven-try romp which took them up to third in the table overnight.
Andrew Trimble will become the most capped Ulster player of all time when he lines out against Benetton Treviso at Kingspan Stadium on Friday, kick-off 6.05pm.
Tommy Bowe has leapt to the defence of Jared Payne after the Ireland centre's World Cup form was savaged by former Ulster coach Matt Williams.
A second-half hat-trick from Mick McGrath saw Clontarf come from behind to beat Ballynahinch 38-17 and maintain their winning start to the campaign.
Round-up from Saturday's ties in the Ulster Bank League Divisions 1A and 1B.
Sean O'Brien labelled Iain Henderson "a freak of a man" after the Ulster lock delivered a powerhouse performance in Ireland's 50-7 World Cup Pool D victory over Canada.
Ulster have been beaten 22-12 by Scarlets in their Pro12 clash at Parc y Scarlets.
Defending Ulster Bank League champions Lansdowne ran out comfortable winners over Young Munster on the opening Saturday of the season.
Ulster-bound Charles Piutau has penned a deal to join English Premiership side Wasps on a one-season loan deal.
Ulster made an ideal start to their Guinness PRO12 campaign with a bonus-point win over a lacklustre Opsreys side at the Kingspan Stadium.
Munster head coach Anthony Foley will hand John Madigan, David Johnston and Shane Monahan their competitive debuts for Munster against Benetton Treviso on Saturday night.
Ireland and Ulster centre Darren Cave has revealed that an email on Sunday evening confirmed his place in this summer's Rugby World Cup squad.
Leinster and Ulster have been handed difficult draws for the pool stages of next season's European Rugby Champions Cup.
The Emerging Ireland side that will take on Emerging Italy in the group's opening fixture of the World Rugby Tbilisi Cup this Saturday has been announced with late call-up Jack Conan named in the starting XV.
Tadhg Furlong, Jack Conan and Stuart McCloskey are among seven uncapped players named in the Ireland squad for the clash with the Barbarians, while Chris Henry returns to the fold.
Ulster came within minutes of becoming the first away team to win a Pro12 semi-final but coach Neil Doak was left to rue the one that got away as Glasgow booked their place in the decider.
Ulster fell agonisingly short in their Guinness Pro12 semi-final with Glasgow as a 75th-minute try from DTH van der Merwe and a Finn Russell conversion edged the Scottish side to victory.
For the second time in a week Ulster make the trip to Scotstoun to face Glasgow, but this time it's for a place in the Pro12 final. Tadhg Peavoy previews tonight's play-off semi-final, KO 7.45pm.
Ulster have made 11 changes from the side that lost to Glasgow Warriors last week for their play-off against the same opposition at Scotstoun on Friday.