Foley expecting extra special derby with Leinster

Guinness PRO12 Editor
31 March 2016

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Few games are bigger than Leinster versus Munster at the Aviva Stadium and the Red Army’s head coach Anthony Foley admits this weekend’s clash is extra special with both teams chasing a GUINNESS PRO12 play-off spot.

Leinster have moved the match to the 51,700-seater stadium as it is one of the highlights of the Irish rugby calendar.

And Saturday’s fixture has added significance with Leinster currently second in the GUINNESS PRO12 and Munster also hopeful of securing a play-off berth in fourth.

Foley told Irish Independent: “A lot of fellas that spent a lot of time together over the last two months with Ireland will be coming up against each other with different jerseys on.

“We are into the run-in in the league. Everyone is still vying for position and trying to make sure they secure Europe first and foremost.

“The most important thing is there will be two very good teams going after a win, making sure that they win. So it will lead to a very competitive game I’d imagine.

“The Aviva Stadium is ultimately our national stadium, they have moved the game from their home venue to there, and it’s important that we go up there and make sure we show our wares in our own national stadium.”

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