18 May, 15:44
It's down to the wire now for the five contenders who have been shortlisted for the ultimate individual accolade in northern hemisphere rugby, ERC European Player of the Year 2013.
Leicester, who ironically travel to Quins on Saturday night, name Jordan Crane in their first XV in place of Thomas Waldrom after the former Leeds back row was declared fit to start for the first time since late January.
The England cap has been resting a niggling knee injury since scoring a hat-trick of tries in the Heineken Cup win over Benetton Trevsio, with his only appearance since that time coming as a replacement in the 37-6 thrashing of Bath last weekend.
Crane will go head-to-head against current England No8 Nick Easter but it is another Nick who will follow Crane in returning to action after a lengthy injury lay off.
Quins crowd favourite Nick Evans will make his first appearance in seven weeks having been unavailable since the defeat to Exeter on February 12.
The New Zealand playmaker broke his hand playing touch rugby during a training session and has since had to watch from the sidelines while Rory Clegg has deputised.
But Saturday's clash with the reigning English Champions has prompted Quins' rugby director Conor O'Shea to bring Evans straight back into the starting line up despite Clegg's impressive display against Gloucester last time out.
A day after Quins and Leicester meet in Twickenham, Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finalists London Wasps travel to Reading to face London Irish.
Interim director of rugby Leon Holden makes six changes to the side comprehensively beaten by Northampton a week ago, with Wales and Lions No8 Andy Powell recalled to the starting line up.
A Challenge Cup winner with Cardiff Blues last year, Powell was rested for Wasps' loss at Franklin Gardens and will no doubt be fired up for the final match before their European encounter at Quins on April 8.
Joe Simpson switches from wing to his preferred position of scrum-half, while Dominic Waldouck, Christian Wade, Marty Veale and Will Matthews also start.
Having disposed of Wasps with relative ease a week ago, Northampton host Sale Sharks in what is their final chance of match action prior to the Heineken Cup showdown with Ulster at Stadium: mk a week on Sunday.
And having brought back his big guns in the win over Wasps, Saints boss Jim Mallinder again names England quartet Ben Foden, Chris Ashton, Dylan Hartley and Tom Wood in his starting XV, as well as star lock Courtney Lawes who missed the RBS 6 Nations through injury.