Edinburgh loose forward Cornell du Preez has avoided any further punishment for foul play after being called before an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin on Thursday
Munster wing Keith Earls has been ruled out of Ireland's Six Nations campaign due to a knee injury he sustained against Edinburgh on Sunday.
Ireland No.8 Jamie Heaslip has signed a new three-year contract with the IRFU, which will see him remain at Leinster until at least June 2017.
Wales have suffered another setback with lock Ian Evans set to miss the Six Nations after being suspended for 12 weeks in Dublin on Thursday.
Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar tops the list of names forwarded for the European Cup Player of the Year awards.
Edinburgh loose forward Cornell du Preez and Connacht duo Kieran Marmion and Nathan White have been cited for foul play.
The European Cup set a new pool stage attendance record as quarterfinal qualification went down to the wire once again at the weekend.
Having watched the past weekend's action unfold, Leinster coach Matt O'Connor was pleased with the European Cup quarterfinal draw.
France's hopes of a successful Six Nations tournament have suffered a major blow with captain Thierry Dusautoir ruled out of the tournament through injury.
After a drama-packed final round of pool matches, the European Cup quarterfinal line-up was confirmed on Sunday - and what a heavyweight line-up it is.