Head coach Leo Cullen has given an injury update as the Leinster squad started their preparations ahead of next Friday's visit of Glasgow Warriors to the RDS in the penultimate round of the GUINNESS PRO12.
Leinster are determined to score another famous victory over Clermont Auvergne on French soil - memories of their 2012 semi-final success remain fresh - in their bid to become European's most decorated side. This afternoon's last-four clash in Lyon is the province's 150th European Cup match.
A PRO12 disciplinary panel convened in Edinburgh, Scotland this evening to consider the citing complaint lodged against Leinster prop Cian Healy resulting from the round 20 match against Connacht in Galway last Saturday.
Leinster senior coach Stuart Lancaster has given an injury update today ahead of next Sunday's mouth-watering Champions Cup semi-final against Clermont Auvergne in Lyon (kick-off 4pm local time/3pm Irish time).
Connacht will not be retaining the title they won in such thrilling fashion last season, but tonight's derby clash with Leinster will provide them with the opportunity to have an impact on who succeeds them as GUINNESS PRO12 champions.
The fifth 'Big Weekend' will be packed with action and tribal rivalries as the GUINNESS PRO12 enters the final laps of the season. Derby games will grab the headlines in Ireland and Wales, with interprovincial bragging rights on the line at Thomond Park and the Sportsground.
Champions Cup semi-finalists Leinster face one of the toughest challenges of their GUINNESS PRO12 campaign when they visit top-four rivals the Ospreys, with Leo Cullen's men determined to stay top of the table.
What a weekend of Champions Cup quarter-final action - four full houses, a 62% increase in aggregate attendance from 2016 and four home wins, including Leinster and Munster's successes in Dublin and Limerick.