"We knew we had to be on our game for our old enemies Bruff. We knew they would give us a good test because we have come up against them at various levels at senior and age-grade levels in recent years."
The newly-crowned champions looked to be moving away when they moved into a 17-5 lead in the 53rd minute. But, the Limerick club, famed for their battling qualities, do not know the meaning of defeat.
"The fact is we have formed a good relationship with them. They epitomize all that is good about Munster rugby.
"We like to think we do the same for Leinster rugby. On this occasion, Leinster won out."
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