Munster have continued their prowess in Europe at Stade Les Sept Deniers where the men in red have come from behind to beat last year's finalists Colomiers 31-15. After an edgy start Jason Holland, replacing the injured Killian Keane scored a try and out-half Ronan O'Gara kicked three penalties to give Munster a 14-12 half-time lead but it was in the second half that they really showed their worth. Captain Michael Galwey was again inspirational. Holland added another try, while Keith Wood and Marcus Horan had one each, while O'Gara added a conversion. Munster remain unbeaten, and more importantly on top of their group.

Connacht played Toulon at the Sportsground in Pool D of the Shield. They ended their eleven match run without a win by defeating the French side 27-13. The trys came from Ultan O'Callaghan and Jimmy Screene, while Eric Elwood kicked five penalties and a conversion.

Ulster's European Cup heroes of last year failed last night for the third consecutive time to kick start their defence of the title and now their prospects are virtually over for this year. Playing at home in Ravenhill they managed only 6 points against Welsh opponents Llanelli on the heavy pitch. The loss, combined with the defeats by Bourgoin and London Wasps leaves them rooted to the bottom of Pool C. Irish captain Dion O'Cuinneagain was quick to see action despite being overlooked for a starting position when he replaced the injured Tony McWhirter. Llanelli dominated in the tight and the loose as the Ulster side tried bravely but could not summon the form of last year. One of ten internationals in the side, Scott Quinnell had a most impressive game for Llanelli at the back of the scrum, while their two tries came from Chris Wyatt and Tongan international Salesi Finau well into the second half. Out-half Stephen Jones produced a 100% kicking performance with seven from seven and 19 points to his name while Simon Mason was Ulster's only scorer, not only in the game but the series so far, and kicked two first half penalties. Elsewhere last night, Swansea beat Bath 10-9 in Pool B where all ten of Swansea's points were scored by second half super sub Arwel Thomas.

Meanwhile, Reggie Corrigan, Malcolm O'Kelly and Gordon D'Arcy return to the Leinster team for their match away to Stade Francais on tomorrow

All today's European Cup results:

Pool B

Padova 17 Toulouse 39

Pool C

Bourgoin 15 Wasps 21

Pool D

Colomiers 15 Munster 31

Pool E

Harlequins 11 Montferrand 9

Cardiff 23 Treviso 16

Pool F

Neath 43 Grenoble 14

Northampton 32 Edinburgh 8

European Shield - Pool D

Connacht 27 Toulon 13

Tommorrow's Cup fixtures

Pool A

Glasgow v Leicester

Stade Francais v Leinster

Pool D

Saracens v Pontypridd