Some general thoughts from this weekend, in no particular order:
Ulster have it in them to be the leading Irish province this year. Munster are rebuilding, Leinster (imo) on a downward curve. Ulster have quality throughout, and Bowe gives them a marked edge that they lacked previously.
Sarries looked a lot better than I think they actually are against Edinburgh. Be interesting to see what sort of Embra outfit shows up at Thomond next weekend.
Tolouse and Toulon both looked very good. If Toulon can keep up the form they showed last night, they'll challenge strongly.
Too early to be picking winners, but I'm leaning broadly towards the French.