LEINSTER's traditional bogey team are on their way to Dublin this weekend and Edinburgh coach Michael Bradley says his side should have no problem getting themselves up for their visit to the RDS on Saturday.
The Scottish side are sitting in third on the Pro12 table after recovering from their opening-day defeat to Munster by beating Cardiff in Wales and clocking up 41 points in an easy win over new boys Zebre last weekend.
Bradley (pictured) should be able to call on all of his front-line internationals after Ross Ford, Lee Jones, Greig Laidlaw and Ross Rennie came through that test. Laidlaw could be redeployed at scrum-half at the request of national coach Andy Robinson, though, after Chris Cusiter joined Mike Blair on the Scots' injury list.
Corkman Bradley is confident his side can lift themselves for Saturday after cruising past the Italians.
"This will be a different challenge, easier for us to get up for," the former Connacht coach said. "It'll be bit like Cardiff last week -- away from home you get a group together and the boys will get a lot of confidence from that, backed up by the five points (against Zebre)."
Former Leinster Academy forward Michael Noone has been snapped up by Leicester Tigers. The English Premiership side recently lost back-rows Craig Newby and Ben Woods to retirement and Noone, who has been operating in the Championship in recent seasons, was drafted into the seconds last week, where he impressed Tigers boss Richard Cockerill.
"He did very well," the former England hooker said. "He is a very raw young player, who has a lot of ability and physicality."
Meanwhile, Michael Cheika has ruled out a reunion with Rocky Elsom after he was confirmed as New South Wales Waratahs coach. Former Leinster flanker Elsom is currently in France looking for a contract after a move to Japanese club Kobe fell through when he failed a medical.
Cheika will be assisted by his old Leinster colleague Alan Gaffney, but they will not make it a reunion of 2009 Heineken Cup winners, according to the man who left the Irish province for Stade Francais in 2010.
"What Rocky's got to do is get himself fit," said Cheika. "He's not fit. He knows it, so he is going to work hard now on his time off. But there are no plans for him to come back and play. I would back a guy like him to be able to find (his 2009 form) again."