Instant Classics presented by **[Guinness](https://www.guinness.com/)**\n\n**Leinster and Munster rarely leave much on the field when they go head to head, and the sides’ first outing of the season restart certainly quenched fans’ thirst for thrilling rugby action after a wait of over five months.** \n\nAs two of the most decorated teams in the Championship, bragging rights alone are enough to motivate any player in this fixture, but this Round 14 clash - the penultimate game of the regular season in the abbreviated format - had much more weighing on it. \n\nLeo Cullen’s Leinster had looked unstoppable up until the pause in the campaign due to the coronavirus epidemic, boasting a 100 per cent record at home and in Europe, and having remained unbeaten in the Guinness PRO14 since being defeated by a single point to Ulster in April 2019. \n\nWhile top spot in Conference A - and a home Semi-Final - were already confirmed for the double defending champions, the Dubliners were desperate to extend their winning run against their bitter rivals to three games at the Aviva Stadium, where they had won their last 14 matches. \n\nMunster - although desperate to dent Leinster’s hopes of a third straight title - were still on the hunt for vital points in Conference B, with their place in the top-two not yet confirmed and third-place Scarlets having increased the pressure with victory over Cardiff Blues earlier the same day.