Saracens v Munster on Saturday, Leinster v Toulouse on Sunday – the semi-finals of the European Champions Cup offer an enticing prospect. All four clubs have a proud history of success in the Cup, though the home teams have more recent success to their name than the visitors, and will deservedly start as favourites.

Saracens have been having an odd few months. They are the only club to have won all their European games this season. Even without Owen Farrell they demolished Glasgow in the quarter-final, though it should be said that Glasgow made so many unforced mistakes that even their fondest admirers had heads in hands even by half-time.