With Saracens caught up in salary cap controversy, Leinster's quest for a European crown looks promising. It all kicks off this weekend with a home tie. Here are all the details on where to watch Leinster vs Bennetton and the team news.
Where to watch Leinster vs Benetton?
The Irish province welcome their Pro14 rivals to the RDS Arena on Saturday evening. It kicks off at 3.15 with coverage available on BT Sport.
Leinster team news?
Fresh from their post-World Cup break, Irish players Johnny Sexton, Jordan Larmour and Garry Ringrose all return to the team. Scott Fardy drops to the bench to make way for James Ryan and Josh van der Flier in the pack while Ross Byrne also misses out on a starting spot with Sexton to captain the side.
Exciting prospect Rónan Kelleher continues at hooker.
Jordan Larmour, Dave Kearney, Garry Ringrose, Joe Tomane, Johnny Sexton, Luke McGrath; Cian Healy, Ronan Kelleher, Andrew Porter, Devin Toner, James Ryan, Rhys Ruddock, Josh van der Flier, Caelan Doris
Benetton team news?
Kieran Crowley's outfit start with former Munster man Ian Keatley at out-half.
Jayden Hayward, Angelo Esposito, Ignacio Brex, Alberto Sgarbi, Luca Sperandio, Ian Keatley, Dewaldt Duvenage, Nasi Manu, Abraham Steyn, Giovanni Pettinelli, Dean Budd, Irné Herbst, Marco Riccioni, Hame Faiva, Nicola Quaglio.
What's on the line?
A perfect Pro14 start has Leo Cullen's outfit in good form heading into this tie. It goes without saying that a bonus-point win is expected from this match and with a full hand they should be capable of securing it. They are in a pool that also contains Lyon and Northampton Saints.
So as a reminder on where to watch Leinster vs Benetton, the game is live on BT Sport with coverage starting at 3.00pm.