Leinster make only a few changes to the team that conclusively defeated Toulouse last week, as they travel to play Wasps, a win guaranteeing a home quarter final.

Still no Johnny Sexton or Rob Kearney, but this week sees the long awaited return of both Robbie Henshaw and Seán O’Brien from injury. Devin Toner and Jack McGrath also make a return to the starting line up.

WaspsPositionLeinster
Zurabi Zhvania1Jack McGrath
Tom Cruse2Seán Cronin
Jake Cooper-Woolley3Tadhg Furlong
Joe Launchbury (Captain)4Devin Toner
Will Rowlands5James Ryan
Brad Shields6Rhys Ruddock (Captain)
Nizaam Carr7Josh van der Flier
Nathan Hughes8Jack Conan
Dan Robson9Jamison Gibson-Park
Lima Sopoaga10Ross Byrne
Elliot Daly11Dave Kearney
Gaby Lovobalavu12Robbie Henshaw
Michele Campagnaro13Garry Ringrose
Josh Bassett14Adam Byrne
Rob Miller15Jordan Larmour
Replacements
Ashley Johnson16James Tracy
Ben Harris17Cian Healy
Will Stuart18Andrew Porter
Charlie Matthews19Scott Fardy
Ben Morris20Seán O’Brien
Craig Hampson21Hugh O’Sullvan
Billy Searle22Noel Reid
Marcus Watson23Rory O’Loughlin

Really this is about getting a win. First things first, we need to secure four points. Wasps are going to make that as difficult as possible. They have pride to play for but also there are some fringe England players who will want to impress in this last shop window game before the Six Nations.

Ireland and England will play on the first weekend of this year’s competition and we will see a potential preview of some of the match-ups on Sunday.

Edinburgh defeated Montpellier last night. Why is that important? It means that the strange combination of results that, combined with a loss tomorrow, would have meant that Leinster not progress, can now not happen. We have qualified for the quarter finals.

A win tomorrow will give put us into the top four places, guaranteeing a home quarter final, above Edinburgh. We would also finish above the winner of Munster’s pool; they play the Exeter Chiefs. If the Chiefs win with a bonus point and deny Munster one, they will progress instead of the home team.