After a difficult start to the season - three losses in the first four games coupled with the news that head coach Dave Rennie would be moving on at the end of the campaign - Glasgow Warriors have bounced back to sit third in Conference A, behind just Leinster and Ulster.
Things have been looking up in a number of areas for Warriors with a host of players committing to the club for the future as well as the breakthrough of fresh talent, none more so than scrum-half Jamie Dobie, who made his first start in last week's win over Dragons.
One of those who has signed a new contract is co-captain Ryan Wilson and the Scotland international's influence in the dressing-room cannot be undervalued. Hooker Grant Stewart also put pen to paper this week which follows on from his two-try performance in that victory over Dragons.
Stewart made a try-scoring appearance against Leinster in the Guinness PRO14 final at Celtic Park in May.
Since then, the sides have met once already, with Leinster coming out 23-10 winners from an enthralling game in Scotstoun played in freezing conditions. Last season's 39-24 win at the RDS Arena will make Glasgow confident that they can overturn that defeat tonight.