Coach: Dan McFarland Last season: Pool exit after four wins. How they qualified: 4th in Conference/play-off winners. Recruitments: Jordi Murphy,Marty Moore, Billy Burns, Will Addison and Henry Speight have arrived while Jared Payne, Andrew Trimble, Tommy Bowe, Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding, Charles Piutau and Paul Marshall have retired or moved on.
Key man: John Cooney. The goalkicking scrumhalf and occasional outhalf seems to be carrying a heavy load again.
This season’s formguide : W W W D L. Prospects: A weight is off their shoulders and McFarland is a shrewd choice, but improvement in Pro14 would be a satisfactory starting point with home wins and a shot at this pool a bonus.