Peter O'Mahony showered praised on European champions Leinster - but warned Leo Cullen's men that every team is now desperate to knock them off their perch.

Munster travel to the RDS for the Pro14 semi-final on Saturday hungry to steal some of the newly crowned Champions Cup winners' thunder.

Leinster meanwhile are looking to add another piece of silver to the cabinet having squeezed past Racing 92 in Bilbao last weekend.

It sets up a mouthwatering derby battle in Dublin, and O'Mahony is braced for a mammoth collision.

"It's a massive challenge," he said. "Everyone is jealous (of Leinster), everyone wants to be like you. Every club in Europe now wants to be like Leinster and be where Leinster are. It's 100% deserved.

"That's unfortunately something that comes with being the champions.

"They have been the best team in Europe in my opinion... but what comes with it is every team wants to knock you. We get the first chance." 

South African lock Jean Kleyn echoed his team-mate's sentiments, and talked up the desire in the camp to keep their season alive.

"It's always been a massive clash," Kleyn told the Munster rugby website. "We look forward to getting them on their home ground. All the boys are very aware of the fact that if we don't win our season is over. We really want that trophy and we really want to win.

"We had a little bit of recreation on Tuesday, we played some FootGolf. It was good craic. It's been a tough week of training. We had to use the extra week we've been given for prep well. I think we did. We've trained really well and really hard."

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