Cardiff Blues needed to spark their season as 2013 arrived. Munster were standing in the way as the visitors looked to close the gap. And it was an Irishman that was the difference... but he wasn't playing for the home side.
In a repeat of last season's semi-final, Ospreys faced Munster at home. With a new coach, could the Munstermen wash the memory of the evisceration they received in the play-off? Or would the Ospreys drive the memory home?