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Reddan desperate to secure RaboDirect PRO12 crown

Guinness PRO12 Editor

19 Dec 2012

Leinster scrum-half Eoin Reddan insists his side are desperate to claim the RaboDirect PRO12 title this season, claiming they will show it against Ulster this weekend.

Reddan and co saw their European crown slip a little further on Saturday and their home defeat to Clermont means they face an uphill struggle to advance from their Heineken Cup pool.

Regardless however, Reddan is adamant that the RaboDirect PRO12 is high on Leinster’s agenda this season, having lost out to the Ospreys in the final last term.

“RaboDirect games are massive for individuals in terms of getting selected for those bigger games," Reddan told the Irish Independent.

“We have a job to do this week. That job isn't to win, really, it is to do certain things that are asked of us, and those standards usually lead to victory.

“We have a massive responsibility, the guys who take to the pitch this week, to be very accurate in everything we do and, if the result comes with that, then great.

“But it's about getting the performance right and working on the specific things that we need to improve on.

“Even if we had won at the weekend, it is still a massive goal of ours to win the Rabo.

“Maybe the fact we lost at the weekend puts a bit more pressure on us to perform this weekend, but even had we won last weekend this would still be a very important game for us.”