After a round of games that saw four home wins, with two of those victors also picking up try bonus points, the same four teams Ospreys, Leinster, Munster and Glasgow Warriors still occupy the Pro12 play-off zone.
Elsewhere on the table Scarlets were the biggest movers last week with their 22-12 win over Welsh rivals Newport Gwent Dragons lifting them two places to sixth. The Llanelli based outfit will look to continue their winning ways in Ulster on Friday night.
Also on Friday another Irish v Welsh fixture takes place at the RDS in Dublin when Leinster host Cardiff Blues. Leinster only lag behind Ospreys at the top of the table due to points difference, and both teams are on a winning run, but Leinster have not lost to a Welsh region in Dublin since Ospreys took the title there in May 2010.
A third Irish Province, Connacht are also in action on Friday, welcoming Benetton Treviso to the Sportsground, each team will be looking for a victory to restart their season after suffering dips over the last couple of rounds.
Both Italian outfits are involved on Friday night as Aironi visit Edinburgh, and with both teams at the wrong end of the table victory would be a welcome boost for either, Aironi in particular are still looking for their first away win.
It's top versus third on Saturday when Munster travel to Swansea to play Ospreys. Munster were the last Pro12 team to win at the Liberty Stadium, so this is likely to be a hard fought clash.
The round wraps up on Sunday with Glasgow Warriors travelling to Wales to face Newport Gwent Dragons. Another Warriors victory would see them equal their record for their best ever winning run in the tournament.
We look at all of the Round 10 matches:
Friday, December 2
Ulster v Scarlets
(Ravenhill, 19:05; 19:05 GMT)
Ulster have won just one of their last six Pro12 encounters: 22-3 at home to Connacht in round eight. The Ulstermen’s only loss in their last dozen matches at Ravenhill was to Treviso on 7 October.
Scarlets are undefeated in their last eight matches in all competitions since their 10-20 loss in Treviso on 1 October. The Welshmen have not won in Ireland since a trip to Connacht on 9 January 2009.
Scarlets won 24-17 at Parc y Scarlets when the two teams met in the Pro12 on 29 October. Scarlets' most recent victory at Ravenhill was 16-9 on 5 September 2008.
Ulster: 15 Adam D'Arcy, 14 Andrew Trimble, 13 Darren Cave, 12 Nevin Spence, 11 Craig Gilroy, 10 Ian Humphreys, 9 Paul Marshall, 8 Pedrie Wannenburg, 7 Chris Henry, 6 Steven Ferris, 5 Dan Tuohy, 4 Johann Muller (captain), 3 John Afoa, 2 Rory Best, 1 Tom Court.
Replacements: 16 Nigel Brady, 17 Paddy McAllister, 18 Adam Macklin, 19 Lewis Stevenson, 20 Robbie Diack, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Paddy Jackson, 23 Ian Whitten
Scarlets: 15 Daniel Evans, 14 Viliami Iongi, 13 Nick Reynolds, 12 Adam Warren, 11 Sean Lamont, 10 Stephen Jones (captain), 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Kieran Murphy, 7 Rob McCusker, 6 Mat Gilbert, 5 Adam Powell, 4 Lou Reed, 3 Deacon Manu, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Phil John.
Replacements: 16 Emyr Phillips, 17 Iestyn Thomas, 18 Simon Gardiner, 19 Damian Welch, 20 Johnathan Edwards, 21 Rhodri Williams, 22 Daniel Newton, 23 Iolo Evans.
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Dudley Phillips (Ireland), Eanna O'Dowd (Ireland)
TMO: Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)
Connacht v Treviso
(Sportsground, 19:30; 19:30 GMT)
Connacht have lost seven successive matches in all competitions since their 17-13 victory at home to Newport Gwent Dragons in the Pro12. Connacht have won four of their last five encounters with Italian opponents.
Benetton Treviso have lost back to back games in the Pro12 against Edinburgh and Leinster. The Italians have won their last two away matches in the tournament – at Glasgow and at Ulster – whilst prior to that Treviso had won just one game on the road in the history of the competition.
Connacht won 11-9 when the two teams met at Stadio Monigo in round one, whilst last season each side won their respective home matches.
Connacht: 15 Gavin Duffy (captain), 14 Mark McCrea, 13 Kyle Tonetti, 12 Dave McSharry, 11 Tiernan O'Halloran, 10 Niall O'Connor, 9 Frank Murphy, 8 Ray Ofisa, 7 John Muldoon, 6 Dave Gannon, 5 George Naoupu, 4 Michael Swift, 3 Ronan Loughney, 2 Ethienne Reynecke, 1 Brett Wilkinson.
Replacements: 16 Adrian Flavin, 17 Dennis Buckley, 18 Rodney Ah You, 19 Mick Kearney, 20 Eoghan Grace, 21 Paul O'Donohoe, 22 Matthew Jarvis, 23 Fetu'u Vainikolo.
Treviso: 15 Ludovico Nitoglia, 14 Tommaso Iannone, 13 Ezio Galon, 12 Andrea Pratichetti, 11 Brendan Williams, 10 Willem De Waal, 9 Fabio Semenzato, 8 Marco Filippucci, 7 Paul Derbyshire, 6 Manoa Vosawai, 5 Benjamin Vermaak, 4 Francesco Minto, 3 Ignacio Fernandez Rouyet, 2 Franco Sbaraglini, 1 Michele Rizzo (captain).
Replacements: 16 Diego Vidal, 17 Matteo Muccignat, 18 Lorenzo Cittadini, 19 Corniel Van Zyl, 20 Valerio Bernabò, 21 Gonzalo Padrò, 22 Edoardo Gori, 23 Kristopher Burton.
Referee: Neil Hennessy (Wales)
Assistant referees: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland), Sean Gallagher (Ireland)
Edinburgh v Aironi
(Murrayfield, 19:30; 19:30 GMT)
Edinburgh's three game winning run in all competitions was snapped by Munster at Thomond Park on Saturday evening. Edinburgh have won six of their last eight matches at Murrayfield and have never lost at home to an Italian opponent.
Aironi have lost seven consecutive clashes since beating Edinburgh 25-19 at Stadio Zaffanella in Viadana in round four of the Pro12. Aironi are yet to achieve an away victory in the history of the franchise.
Edinburgh: 15 Chris Paterson, 14 Lee Jones, 13 Nick De Luca, 12 James King, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Harry Leonard, 9 Greig Laidlaw (captain), 8 David Denton, 7 Roddy Grant, 6 Sean Cox, 5 Grant Gilchrist, 4 Esteban Lozada, 3 Geoff Cross, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Allan Jacobsen.
Replacements: 16 Steven Lawrie, 17 Kyle Traynor, 18 Lewis Niven, 19 Netani Talei, 20 Ross Rennie, 21 Chris Leck, 22 Tom Brown, 23 Phil Godman.
Aironi: 15 Ruggero Trevisan, 14 Sinoti Sinoti, 13 Matteo Pratichetti, 12 Gabriel Pizarro, 11 Giovanbattista Venditti, 10 Naas Olivier, 9 Tito Tebaldi; 8 Josh Sole, 7 Filippo Ferrarini, 6 Nicola Cattina, 5 George Biagi, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys (captain), 3 Fabio Staibano, 2 Roberto Santamaria, 1 Alberto De Marchi.
Replacements: 16 Tommaso D’Apice, 17 Salvatore Perugini, 18 Lorenzo Romano, 19 Marco Bortolami, 20 Frans Viljoen, 21 Tyson Keats, 22 Gilberto Pavan, 23 Giulio Toniolatti.
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland), Adrian Graves (Scotland)
Leinster v Cardiff Blues
(Royal Dublin Society, 20:05; 20:05)
Leinster are unbeaten in their last eight matches in all competitions, since their 19-23 reversal at home to Glasgow Warriors in the Pro12 on 17 September. The Leinstermen's most recent loss in Dublin to a Welsh side came in the 2010 final to the Ospreys.
Cardiff Blues have won four successive matches in all competitions, whilst their most recent defeat in the Pro12 was at home to Glasgow in round five. The Blues have won on two of their last three visits to Ireland.
Each side won their respective home game when the two teams met last season, whilst the Blues have won just once in Dublin since the region was formed in 2003: 22-18 at Donnybrook on 5 March 2004.
Leinster: 15 Isa Nacewa, 14 David Kearney, 13 Eoin O'Malley, 12 Fergus McFadden, 11 Fionn Carr, 10 Ian Madigan, 9 Isaac Boss, 8 Sean O'Brien, 7 Shane Jennings, 6 Rhys Ruddock, 5 Steven Sykes, 4 Leo Cullen (captain), 3 Nathan White, 2 Richardt Strauss, 1 Cian Healy.
Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Heinke van der Merwe, 18 Mike Ross, 19 Damian Browne, 20 Leo Auva'a, 21 Eoin Reddan, 22 Jonathan Sexton, 23 Rob Kearney.
Cardiff Blues: 15 Chris Czekaj, 14 Richard Mustoe, 13 Casey Laulala, 12 Gavin Evans, 11 Tom James, 10 Ceri Sweeney, 9 Richie Rees, 8 Xavier Rush, 7 Josh Navidi, 6 Maama Molitika, 5 Paul Tito (captain), 4 Cory Hill, 3 Taufaao Filise, 2 Ryan Tyrrell, 1 John Yapp.
Replacements: 16 Marc Breeze, 17 Nathan Trevett, 18 Sam Hobbs, 19 Macauley Cook, 20 Michael Paterson, 21 Lewis Jones, 22 Gareth Davies, 23 Dafydd Hewitt.
Referee: Andrew Macpherson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Leo Colgan (Ireland), Peter Roche (Ireland)
TMO: Sean Flannery (Ireland)
Saturday, December 3
Ospreys v Munster
(Liberty Stadium, 18:30; 18:30 GMT)
Ospreys have lost just one game in the Pro12 this season: 17-28 at Glasgow in round seven. Ospreys only home defeat in the tournament in the last twelve months was 20-22 to Munster, on 23 April.
Munster have won their last three matches in all competitions since their 19-24 reversal at the hands of Irish provincial rivals Leinster at Aviva Stadium on 4 November.
Munster's 17-13 defeat by Ospreys at Thomond Park in round six ended an eight game winning run by the Munstermen against the Welsh regions. The Irishmen won 22-20 on their most recent visit to Liberty Stadium on 23 April.
Referee: Peter Allen (Scotland)
Assistant Referees: Sean Brickell (Wales), Huw David (Wales)
Sunday, December 4
Newport Gwent Dragons v Glasgow Warriors
(Rodney Parade, 16:30; 16:30)
Newport Gwent Dragons have lost their last three matches in the Pro12 since their 22-9 victory at home to Ulster on 30 September. Dragons have won both of their home games in the tournament this season, whilst their only defeat in the competition at Rodney Parade since March was 13-20 to Ulster on 6 May.
Glasgow Warriors have suffered just one defeat in any competition since September: 13-38 at Leinster in the Heineken Cup on 20 November. Another Glasgow victory would see them equal the record for their best ever winning run in the tournament: six wins in a row set in season 2007/08.
The Dragons' only win over Glasgow in their last seven matches in all competitions was 23-11 at Rodney Parade in round two last season. The Warriors have not won on Dragons soil in this tournament since 5 September 2008.
Referee: David Wilkinson (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Gwyn Morris (Wales), Rhys Thomas (Wales)
TMO: Tony Rowlands (Wales)
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