There were two other local derbies on Friday night with the Ospreys going down heavily, 40-14 at the Cardiff Blues while Glasgow Warriors were ambushed at home 8-20 by Border Reivers. At the Arms Park a hat-trick from Blues wing Chris Czekaj was the highlight of the game whilst outside half and man-of-the-match Nicky Robinson showed flashes of brilliance. Unfortunately the defending champions, Ospreys, looked badly out of sorts.
Border Reivers, with a fit again Gregor Townsend at stand-off, enjoyed their victory which put them ahead of their hosts in the hunt for a Heineken Cup spot for next season. The weekend's final game saw Leinster retain their third place - but not without a struggle. They finally edged out bottom side Connacht 16-13, with Felipe Contepomi scoring all the Dublin side's points, including a try. Coming back from being 3-6 down at the break, Leinster had led 16-6 with 5 minutes left before an Andrew Mailei try, converted by Paul Warwick set up a nail biting finish.