Leinster enter the European Champions Cup final against Racing 92 as the firm favourites to lift the trophy.
The two clubs will battle it out to be crowned as European champions in Bilbao on Saturday afternoon, with both sides feeling confident that they can secure the victory.
Racing 92 have already been dealt a major blow in their bid for the trophy as their star man Maxime Machenaud has been ruled out of the fixture. The scrum-half has been influential in their road to the final this campaign.
Leinster will not fear their opposition as they have not been afriad of anybody all season, tearing teams apart one by one. They became the favourites to lift the trophy after their quarter-final victory over holders Saracens.
Both sets of players are determined to win and it is expected to be one of the best finals in recent years.
Many battles are set to occur on the pitch.
We’ve taken a look at a few that could define the outcome of the match.
Johnny Sexton vs Dan Carter
Sexton and Carter are arguably the two best number 10s of this generation, and this could be the last time we see them both in action against each other.
36-year-old Carter may not play the full game but his presence on the field for even a short amount of time can be felt.
Carter is hungry to add a Champions Cup winners medal, but in his way stands a man in the form of his life.
Sexton is playing his best rugby at the moment and is aiming for his fourth European title on Saturday. If Leinster want a chance to win, Sexton needs to be in top form.
Leone Nakarawa vs James Ryan
It is no secret that Nakarawa is the danger man for Racing 92. The Fiji international is a 6-foot-5 engine who has clever footwork and is very difficult to stop once he gets going.
He has shown in earlier rounds during this tournament that once he gets going, he can be unstoppable, so Leinster’s Ryan has a tough job.
The youngster has settled in effortlessly into the team this campaign and deserves his place in the side. If Leinster want to give themselves the best chance to win, then Nakarawa needs to be stopped.
Teddy Thomas vs Cian Healy
Thomas has proven that he is one of the most explosive players in Europe. His speed and skill make him one of the most clinical finishers in Rugby, which is something that Leinster will be wary of.
He scored two tries in Racing’s victory over Munster, so Healy and his fellow defensive players will have a real challenge on Saturday.
Thomas can beat multiple players at once, so Healy will be very wary of the danger he poses.
Robbie Henshaw vs Pat Lambie
Leinster will feel confident that they can come out on top in this battle as Henshaw has been in blistering form throughout the competition.
Winning the ball in the centre of the pitch is a massive boost and if Leinster can repetitively strike Racing 92 in this area, then they could capitulate. This definitely a battle to keep an eye on.
Scott Fardy vs Donnacha Ryan
This battle is set to be one of the most intriguing of the lot. Both players have dominated their respective lineouts throughout the tournament and will be eager to do the same once again.
The lineout is a crucial part of the game and can set the team up for a counter attack.
Leinster have not lost a single lineout in their last four European matches so Ryan will have a tough task of breaking that trend on Saturday.