Leinster face a Champions Cup heavyweight clash with back-to-back winners Saracens in Sunday’s quarter-final.
The Irish outfit were the only side to win all six of their pool matches while Saracens qualified from second place in Pool 2.
Ahead of the game, we’ve picked out three key match-ups that could decide the fate of this thrilling encounter.
Johnny Sexton v Owen Farrell
Two weeks after helping Ireland to a Six Nations Grand Slam, Johnny Sexton is no stranger to big games.
The fly-half comes into this match fresh after being rested in Leinster’s 32-18 defeat at Ospreys on Saturday and will be chomping at the bit to come back in.
He’ll come up against last season’s European Player of the Year Owen Farrell once again having faced him in the final Six Nations game.
England’s fly-half missed three conversions in that match and will be looking to bounce back after missing Saracens’ 24-11 victory over Harlequins with a leg injury, with Alex Lozowski deputising for him.
Farrell scored 27 points in his last outing for Saracens.
James Ryan v Maro Itoje
Leinster lock James Ryan is aiming to maintain a remarkable record — having never lost a competitive first team match at club or international level.
The 21-year-old has impressed since making his club debut in September and started four of Ireland’s Six Nations matches.
Ryan has been the preferred lock in all of Leinster’s Champions Cup pool matches and his performance will be crucial.
His opposite number Maro Itoje is experienced, having picked up European Player of the Year two seasons ago.
With 18 England caps to his name and three appearances for the British and Irish Lions, he will need to be at his best.
Sean Cronin v Jamie George
Sean Cronin has been to two World Cups with Ireland and the hooker is an invaluable asset to Leinster.
The 31-year-old played all six pool matches, scoring a try in both of Leinster’s final two games, and came off the bench for Ireland in every Six Nations game.
After battling with England captain Dylan Hartley for a starting spot for his country, Jamie George is expected to be in the XV for Saracens.
He started in his side’s win against Harlequins and the 27-year-old will want a strong performance.