18 May, 12:24
The news today that Ronan O'Gara's long and distinguished playing time is over, brings to a close what was by any standards, a remarkable career.
With Keith Earls already ruled out , the recovery of Donncha O'Callaghan and Niall Ronan from injury would be a timely boost ahead of a game that leaves no room whatsoever for doubt of it's importance.
Before Edinburgh fetch up at Thomond Park on Sunday, Saracens will almost certainly be on a maximum ten points.
Good news from the weekend was that Felix Jones came through a full 80 minutes of British & Irish Cup action unscathed.