Jack Conan is confident that Leinster can cope with the cream of Europe no matter who they may face in the knock-out stages of the Heineken Champions Cup.

The 28-0 walkover loss against Montpellier in the second round means that the maximum tally they can reach in Pool A is 15 points, with Racing 92 and Ulster currently on 14 points.

Leo Cullen's side need to claim a bonus point win over Bath at The Rec on Saturday to get to 15, and, in fact, also need at least one to guarantee passage to the two-legged round of 16.

The main issue for Leinster, as outlined in detail by Cullen before the weekend's win over Montpellier, is that the top seeds get home advantage in the single-leg quarter and semi-finals.

"Whatever about the coaching staff, they might be thinking about it but it’s not something that the players are worrying about," Lions and Ireland number 8 Conan told RTÉ Sport.

"It’s completely out of our hands so we won’t be giving it a second thought.

"We’re wholeheartedly focusing on Bath and getting as many points as we can...and putting ourselves in a position that we can get the maximum amount of points that we could have, all things considered.

"It’s Bath this weekend and it doesn’t matter who it is after that in Europe. We have the capability and the players to go up against everyone so we won’t be worrying about that."

Conan, who scored two tries against the Top14 outfit, started all three Tests for the Lions in South Africa last summer.

The 29-year-old Wicklow man is in superb form and won’t be too worried about missing out when Andy Farrell names his Ireland squad for the Six Nations tomorrow.

"I was happy enough, a few mistakes, probably always the way when you haven’t played in a while," he said of his own performance.

"I’m under no illusion that the competition is so high, not just in Ireland but in Leinster, that if you are not playing at the standard that’s needed there is always someone else to take your place.

"I've had long enough stints on the sideline not playing to really relish every opportunity I get in the blue jersey."

Limits on crowds attending outside events may be lifted when health authorities meet on Thursday and that would mean the Aviva Stadium could expect to host more than the 5,000 currently permitted.

"Hopefully measures can be lifted and we can get a full crowd in the Aviva or as close to it as possible," he added.

"It’s always so special playing at home for Ireland, having your loved ones and your family there.

"It makes it extra special. That’s out of our hands but please God, it is what happens in the coming weeks and whoever gets the opportunity to run out for Ireland against Wales at the start of February, it’s going to be a special day."

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