Leinster captain Jamie Heaslip revealed there's been "a bit of bite" in training this week as the squad prepare to take on Toulon in Marseille.
The number eight, who was talking at a media event in Dublin, was looking forward to facing off with the back-to-back champions in their semi-final.
And from what he's witnessed in training this week, Heaslip is in positive mood ahead of the European Rugby Champions Cup showdown this Sunday.
"When it comes to European games there's always a different feel for (training). Lads are very much on edge this week; there's a bit of bite this week in training, which we like – and I definitely like. It lets lads know that they're thinking of it, thinking about the game, trying to get the best out of each other and the best out of training," the international back-row told Leinster's official website.
"There's a good feeling. There's an excited feeling about it, going over there against a team that is made up of superstars – it's like the Real Madrid of rugby. The challenge that poses for us is massive and we relish it, and know the work that has to go in in order for us to be in with a chance against these guys."