Unfaniced Connacht pulled off a huge shock as they beat reigning champions Leinster 26-23 in Dublin in the Celtic League.
That made it two defeats in a row for the Dubliners, who saw former outside half Mark McHugh kick them to defeat with an injury time drop goal.
Having opened their Celtic League campaign with a win over Borders in SDcoytland an dthen a home win against Cardiff, this was the best of the lot for the west coast men.
Tries by scrum half Chris Keane in the first half and wing Wayne Munn in the second allowed Connacht to notch a famous victory.
Leinster's Irish back row man Keith Gleeson helped himself to two tries, the second of which helped to level the scores after an hour, but the better team won in the end.
Former Irish outside half Eric Elwood chipped in with three penalties and two conversions, although it was McHugh's drop goal that ultimately grabbed the glory.
Munster had Lions centre Rob Henderson to thank for their last gasp victory in Edinburgh, where they beat the previously undefeated home side 28-21.
Jeremy Staunton kept Munster in touch with seven penalties before Henserson crept over for the vital try.
Staunton's conversion added the extra points and Edinburgh were left dreaming of what might have been having scored two tries through Derrick Lee and Chris Paterson.
Munster now lead Pool A, with Connacht in charge in Pool B.
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.