There were victories for three of the Heineken Cup semi-finalists at the weekend…

In their final league matches before next weekend’s European adventures, Leinster, Munster and Bath kept up their momentum, with only Biarritz Olympique failing to register a win.

The Irish duo of Leinster and Munster both won their Celtic League matches against Llanelli Scarlets and Edinburgh Gunners respectively.

Bath Rugby produced a fabulous first-half performance to blow away 31-16 Bristol at the Recreation Ground.

Leinster’s 30-22 win over The Scarlets keeps them on top of the Celtic League table, but have Munster breathing down their necks at just seven points behind with a game in hand

At Lansdowne Road, Micheal Cheika’s side produce a strong second half performance to overturn a 19-7 interval deficit and beat Gareth Jenkins’ team.

Munster meanwhile, turned on the style and scored six tries on their way to a 36-15 win over The Gunners. 

With both sides in fine form, the stage is set for a classic at Lansdowne Road. The Provinces – who have locked horns in domestic matches for over a century – have waited eleven Heineken Cup seasons for their first meeting in the elite competition.

Biarritz meanwhile, had a weekend to forget in the French Championship, going down 36-22 to Bourgoin.