Hello and welcome to live text commentary of this third round, pool one game between Northampton Saints and Leinster from Franklin’s Gardens. We could be in for an absolute cracker.
Saints sit at the top of the Premiership and, under head coach Chris Boyd with Sam Vesty looking after their attacking strategy, are in sublime form. They have scored 20 tries in five domestic outings, winning four of them.
Northampton are also two from two in Europe, thanks to a fairly comfortable victory over Lyon and then a considerably more dramatic comeback triumph in Treviso that was sealed by Dan Biggar’s last-gasp penalty.
Even with trips to Dublin and France to come, a positive result this lunchtime would put them within touching distance of a first top-tier European quarter-final since 2016.