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Goodman wants a return to winning ways for Leinster

Guinness PRO12 Editor

21 Nov 2012

Ireland centre Gordon D'Arcy was also able to find space in which to operate

Leinster’s Andrew Goodman admits his RaboDirect PRO12 debut against the Ospreys at the beginning of November has left him chomping at the bit to set the record straight.

The 30-year-old centre is likely to retain his place against Glasgow Warriors this Friday despite the 19-10 reversal against the Welsh region almost three weeks ago.

With Ireland’s Gordon D’Arcy still on international duty it gives the former Tasman Makos captain the perfect chance to stake a claim for a regular berth.

And it’s an opportunity Goodman, who joined the reigning European champions in the summer, is desperate to take with both hands.

He said: “It will be my first time there [in Glasgow], so it will be a new experience, but we’re all keen to get back to winning ways, get some points and get back up the RaboDirect PRO12 table.

“The boys are really looking forward to the challenge against Glasgow, they’ve been going really well so it’s going to be tough for us.

“I’m loving it here, all the boys are really good, they help me out a lot, it’s a great setup here, the facilities are awesome and I’m loving my time here so far.

“It was great to get a couple of days off, the boys have had a pretty full-on season so it was nice to refresh.”