Saracens have spoken so much about how they have lined Leinster up from a long way out that you could almost be lulled into a false sense of security and forget that the feeling is very much mutual.
Seán Cronin is pushing for a recall to the Leinster team as Leo Cullen looks set to roll out the heavy hitters for Saturday's Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Saracens at the Aviva Stadium.
Tickets for Leinster's Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final showdown against Saracens at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday are unlikely to go on public sale, despite the government's latest directives around crowds attending games.
Saracens stoked the fire nicely ahead of Saturday's eagerly awaited Champions Cup quarter-final showdown with Leinster, when their assistant coach Alex Sanderson went on television on Sunday and said: "I think we are the only team to beat them in the last couple of years, so maybe there is a seed of doubt in their minds."
Josh van der Flier paid a glowing tribute to Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden, as the departing veteran pair lifted the PRO14 trophy after Leinster demolished Ulster to claim a record third consecutive title.
Everyone within the club knew they were being set up for an inevitable fall, but that didn't stop the then CEO from doubling down on his outlandish claim that Ulster could become the biggest and best team in the world.
Leinster are giving serious consideration to resting Johnny Sexton for Saturday's PRO14 final against Ulster, as Leo Cullen looks to keep his talismanic captain fresh for next week's Champions Cup quarter-final showdown with Saracens.
Leinster head coach Leo Cullen offered a withering assessment of what he perceived to be Munster's one-dimensional tactics, as his side beat their bitter rivals in the Pro14 semi-final for the third year running.
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