Williams also points to Leinster's record against Leicester and in England. " We did win there a few seasons back - albeit against a weakened Leicester side - and we have won at Northampton too. What's more we proved ourselves capable of turning games around when we did just that against Munster recently.
The bad old days when Leinster crumpled in the face of pressure are now gone and credit to Williams for his role in that. Leicester, good side that they are, are not invincible - Llanelli have shown that. They've lost two games on the trot and Leinster are probably one of the sides they would have preferred to have avoided. Leinster go into the match as underdogs - a role they'll relish - and in this 'divil take the hindmost' type of contest they can pull one over the Tigers.