David Wallace, one of Ireland's Triple Crown heroes, believes that his international back row teammate and Llanelli Scarlets Captain Simon Easterby could be the dangerman in Munster's bid to go a giant step closer to the twelfth Heineken Cup Final at Twickenham on Sunday 20th May 2007.
"Simon is such an unsung hero and is in the form of his life at the moment so stopping him doing what he does best will be crucial to our chances of winning," said Wallace, who has appeared in fifty-three Heineken Cup matches for the Irish province. "He will be trying to get into our faces from the start, something he does so well, and you can imagine just how much he will relish doing that. Simon was outstanding in the Championship and just seems to get better and better.
"While he will certainly be passing on a few tips about us to the Scarlets players, we also know all about him as a player as well so it certainly promises be an interesting battle on Friday night.
"We have had a few words about it already and it will all be friendly stuff, until we get out on the pitch. Then it will change as both teams will be going full pelt at each other in what is going to be just a massive game."
It will be the first Heineken Cup clash between the teams but, as well as the two-way flow of information through the Easterby connection, their regular Magners League meetings mean they know a fair bit about each other in all departments.
Llanelli Scarlets: B Davies; M Jones, R King, G Evans, D James; S Jones, D Peel; I Thomas, M Rees, D Manu, V Cooper, S MacLeod, S Easterby (capt), G Thomas, A Popham
Replacements: K Owens, J Davies, I Afeaki, D Jones, L Davies, C Thomas, M Watkins
Munster: C Cullen; J Kelly, L Mafi, T Halstead, I Dowling; R O'Gara (capt), P Stringer; M Horan, J Flannery, J Hayes, D O'Callaghan, M O'Driscoll, A Quinlan, D Wallace, D Leamy
Replacements: F Sheahan, F Pucciariello, TBC, A Foley, T O'Leary, J Manning, B Murphy
Referee: Chris White (England)