Munster head coach Johann van Graan says he doesn't expect his side to show any hangover when they return to the Aviva Stadium this Saturday.

The South African's side are back in action this weekend when they travel to the Aviva Stadium to face leaders Leinster in the final round of the URC's regular season, their first game since their dramatic Champions Cup quarter-final defeat to Toulouse at the same venue 10 days ago.

In the immediate aftermath of that match Van Graan said they would take their time recovering, with the squad given some time off last week to let their bodies heal.

But having regrouped at the end of last week, the Munster coach says his side have parked their European exit, and have their sights firmly set on their return to Dublin this weekend.

"We gave the guys a few days off, we only reconvened last Thursday and then we went through the game, went through our processes like we do after every single game. One day of training, then we gave the guys a long weekend," Van Graan said.

"Together with the disappointment of the draw and losing by virtue of a kick-out, the other point was that we had 10 or 11 games in a row.

"The guys definitely came back fresh on Monday and we're looking forward to another fixture against Leinster in the Aviva."

While Munster are guaranteed a place in the URC play-offs, a win against Leinster would ensure they have home advantage for their quarter-final, and potentially a semi-final should they advance further.

"What we're looking for is a performance on Saturday to be good enough to get a win to guarantee us a home quarter-final, that's the way we look at it from this weekend's point of view.

"We're playing against the club that have just qualified for the final of Europe and they are already guaranteed a home quarter-final and potential home semi-final and final. We're under no illusions as to what we need to do on Saturday evening - that's go and put in a performance.

"It's brilliant for the URC the fact that every game has got an effect on the other games. The top eight has been confirmed but who finishes where between two and six is to be determined.

"The two Welsh sides will have a massive impact on it and one of them will qualify for Europe, so that will be two big games. We can only enjoy the weekend, do our preparation on Friday, watch it unfold on Friday, then travel to Dublin and we've got to perform ourselves on Saturday evening," he added.

With Leinster's lead at the top of the table unassailable, and with Leo Cullen's side also preparing for a Champions Cup final against La Rochelle next week, it's likely Munster will be going up against a fringe team from the defending champions.

However, Van Graan cites Leinster's recent tour of South Africa, where they almost beat both the Sharks and Stormers as an example of how formidable Leinster's reserves are.

"I can't speak on their [Leinster's] behalf, all I will say is they aren't URC champions for nothing.

"It's Munster versus Leinster in the Aviva, so we expect a massive game and it'll be a tightly contested encounter.

"You've just got to look at the performances [in South Africa], they were over the tryline in the game against the Sharks in Durban, and they came up just short against the Stormers in Cape Town. Whatever team they select will be a tough game for us.

"We've got to focus only on this game. We've got a week off next week so we're going to put out our best available side. We've got to go to Dublin and play against the current champions in the URC.

"We obviously want to play at Thomond Park for the quarter-final, so we've got to go and make sure we perform and hopefully get the points to put ourselves in that position.

"In terms of the other teams, if you don't get the points, you might have to go to Belfast or you might have to go to Cape Town or Durban or Pretoria. You'd much rather stay in Limerick so what a good weekend for the URC to look forward to."

On the injury front, Peter O'Mahony is a doubt for the derby with the captain still nursing a shoulder stinger, while Simon Zebo and Damian de Allende have been ruled out with minor injuries.

In better news, Gavin Coombes, Chris Cloete and Jack O'Sullivan have all returned to full training this week, boosting the back row stocks which have been threadbare in recent weeks.

Coombes hasn't played since suffering an ankle injury in the 34-19 defeat to Leinster at Thomond Park in April.

"In terms of morale and momentum we're in a good place. We felt we played really well against Toulouse, it was an excellent game of rugby and we had opportunities to win it in 80, to win it in the 100. Some opportunities we used, and some we didn't. We got knocked out by virtue of a kick.

"Morale and momentum is certainly on a very positive side in terms of us as a club. In terms of the game at the weekend, it's the last round of the league, and it's big for all teams.

"What's at stake for us is if we can get enough points out of the weekend and get a home quarter-final at Thomond Park, it's something we targeted at the start of the season. It's something we'd like to do, but we have to go to Dublin and do it which is no easy task."

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