Connacht v Cardiff Blues
The Sportsground, tomorrow 6.0 (live RTE2)
It is that time of the year when all of Connacht's early season advantages vanish with the return of the greater firepower to the bigger clubs in this league.
As it stands, The Westerners are closer to the bottom than the top, having earned an unflattering three wins against three losses. The signs are not altogether positive ahead of their first experience in the Heineken Cup.
The Blues have managed their resources quite well. They have the same number of wins as Connacht, but two more bonus points. This is the difference between fourth and seventh in the table.