Ulster scrum-half Ruan Pienaar Ulster's Pienaar in Barbarians team

Ulster and South Africa scrum-half Ruan Pienaar is named in the Barbarians team to take on Ireland at Thomond Park.

Ben Marshall of Leinster Leinster and Ulster dominate squad

Munster and Connacht players do not feature in the Ireland squad for Thursday's match against the Barbarians.

Bill Meakes Connacht suffer extra-time defeat

Gloucester beat Connacht after extra-time to set up a final Champions Cup play-off game against Bordeaux-Begles.

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