Heineken Champions Cup holders Saracens head into this season’s quarter-final on the back of an emphatic 40-17 win against the English league leaders Exeter Chiefs at Allianz Park.
With the last eight just a week away, both sides named relatively youthful squads, with the majority of big names rested.
Saracens romped to victory in the Gallagher Premiership clash on the back of five tries – Rotimi Segun, Dom Morris, Elliott Obatoyinbo, Janco Venter and Cameron Boon all touching down for the hosts.
They now face a daunting trip to the Aviva Stadium to take on Leinster, the team they beat in last year’s Heineken Champions Cup final, who have won 25 consecutive games since that defeat.
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Exeter, meanwhile, host a Northampton Saints side in the quarter-finals who lost out in the East Midlands derby against Challenge Cup quarter-finalists Leicester Tigers, 28-24.
Leicester’s Ben Youngs, on his 250th club appearance, scored an early try to set the Tigers on the way to victory as fly-half Zack Henry kicked five penalties and a drop goal in the win at Welford Road.
In reply Saints notched three tries – Paul Hill and Henry Taylor touched down in the second half after a penalty try was awarded in the first period.