Queen's and Belfast Harlequins clash at the Dub in the semi-final of the First Senior Cup hoping to reach the Ravenhill decider to make up for the disappointment of narrowly missing out on promotion.
Quins were runners up last season but captain Colin Atkinson knows the students will form a tough hurdle to get over if they are to make another final.
"Looking at the results over the last couple of weeks they seem to be scoring a lot of points and from talking to people we know they play a very expansive game.
"Every game against Queen's is difficult, they are a fit young side that like to spread the ball about," said Atkinson.
The flanker is looking forward to the challenge of a winner takes all game although both sides with be under strength due to representative call ups.
"We were disappointed with the All-Ireland League but the cup gives you the opportunity to go out and express yourself without the pressure of the league.
"Our plan is to go out and enjoy ourselves and throw the ball about," concluded the flanker.
Quins are without their contacted players, while prop Craig Voisey and lock Neil McCombe are on Ulster A duty.
The students are missing full back David McIlwane and flanker Paddy McGowan who are both in France with the Irish U19's. Chris Cochrane is on the wing for Ulster A but Ian Whitten may be available.
Greg Taylor starts at full back with Robin Thompson coming in at out half.
Michael Barker and Will Stewart are on the wings and Halle Rae is in contention to start in the back row.
Ballymena entertain Ballynahinch in their rearranged quarter-final with the winner at home to Malone in the last four.
Hinch are without influential back row duo Stuart Lamb and Willie Faloon as they are both injured. Hinch are likely to keep the same squad that lost to the Cork side in their last AIL game.
Ballymena are missing scrum half Craig Woods to Ulster A.