**There is just one round of Guinness PRO14 fixtures to come before Christmas and all sides will be looking to provide their supporters with some pre-festive cheer this weekend.**\n\nRound 7 concluded in Glasgow last night, where **Munster** became the third Irish province to continue a 100 per cent start to the season alongside Leinster and Ulster.\n\nGavin Coombes continued his fine form at Thomond Park, with the 22-year-old adding another try to his collection after his hat-trick against Ospreys last weekend. \n\nThe no.8 put in a man of the match performance in the victory, but [praised his teammates in another convincing win for Johann van Graan's side.](https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/rugby/arid-40088132.html)\n\n“I’m just getting lucky," he said. "As I said last week the lads are putting me in that position and I’m just finishing them.\n\nStaying in Ireland, **Leinster** head coach Leo Cullen has backed the influential [Rhys Ruddock to return to the international arena with Ireland.](https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/pro14/cullen-hails-ruddock-after-blues-maintain-perfect-start-39777638.html)\n\nThe back-rower has not appeared for his country since last year’s World Cup but has been in sensational form for his club in 2020/21 to help them to seven straight bonus point wins.\n\n"Rhys has been great, he's so important with his leadership and everything he does," Cullen said.\n\n"He leads from the front, he's a very calm, composed figure and a positive influence on the young guys when they come into the building.\n\n"He's a hugely important character, we would love to see him promoted back up to the international set-up at some stage but back-row is very competitive."\n\nRuddock’s clubmate Caelan Doris started at No.8 in Ireland’s defeat at Twickenham on Saturday, while fellow Leinster stars Will Connors and Josh van der Flier are also in Andy Farrell’s squad.\n\nAnother back-rower being tipped for international honours is **Dragons’** Ollie Griffiths, who has impressed so far this season having returned from a long-term injury.\n\nThe 25-year-old has a sole Wales cap to his name, earned in 2017, and Dragons head coach Dean Ryan believes he is [more than capable of adding to that tally.](https://www.dragonsrugby.wales/news/2020/november/ryan-robust-griffiths-can-shine-at-top.html)\n\n“Ollie is coming back from a prolonged period of absence and he has hit the ground running,” said Ryan.