Jack Kyle with captain Brian O’Driscoll after Ireland beat Wales in Cardiff to win their second Grand Slam in 2009, 61 years after the first was inspired by the Belfast man. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sporting great who spent 34 years of his life working as doctor in Africa leaves rich legacy

Kieran Marmion returns from duty with the Irewland squad to bolster Connacht’s challenge against Scarlets. Photograph: Inpho

Pat Lam’s side last defeated the Welsh outfit over three years ago

Leinster’s Jimmy Gopperth is retained at outhalf against the Ospreys despite struggling against Treviso. Photograph: Inpho

Depleted Ospreys still a threat as they know how to win at RDS

Pat Lam has welcomed Rodney Ah You, Kieran Marmion and Darragh Leader back into the Connacht squad for Saturday’s game at home to Scarlets but Robbie Henshaw has been ruled out

Pat Lam is without Robbie Henshaw but Ah You, Marmion and Leader return

Ireland hooker Rory Best, who missed the first two games of the November series before returning against Australia, captains Ulster against Munster at Thomond Park. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho

Anthony Foley’s side on toes after losing twice to northern rivals last season

Donncha O’Callaghan will lead the team in a pack that shows a slight reshuffle in the backrow. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster face Ulster in Guinness Pro12 clash at Thomond Park on Friday

Jonathan Sexton down injured and receiving attention during last Saturday’s rugby international against Australia. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

‘Under the new rules it’s best to come off and do the tests. I would have liked to have stayed on until the end . . .’

 Leinster’s Darragh Fanning scores his first  try against Treviso. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama / Inpho

Giving up cheap scores within a matter of minutes of taking the lead cost them victory

 Olding scoring from the bench against Georgia last weekend. He will hope to make a similar impact from fullback for Ulster.  Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Neil Doak fields a young backline for the visit of the Guinness Pro12 leaders

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