Speaking at the team announcement, Coach Alan Solomons said,The only change is Jeremy Davidson, who has a knee injury and is replaced by Paddy Johns.
Speaking at the team announcement, Coach Alan Solomons said,The only change is Jeremy Davidson, who has a knee injury and is replaced by Paddy Johns. Jeremy was not comfortable today at training so rather than risk him we are in the fortunate position of being able to call on someone of the calibre of Paddy Johns. Sheldon will start in the 14 jersey, as he has overcome his ankle injury. Jimmy Topping will be out for a couple more weeks with an injured groin. Bryn Cunningham is in good shape and came through today’s practice perfectly.
” I don’t see it as a game, which will be decided by the 2 fly halves. Like a lot of games, what happens up front will determine the outcome. It will be a tough physical match, and our pack is going to have to play a leading role. Clearly David is as important to us as Ronan is to Munster.”
” We expect Munster to be strong in the forwards but we have played against two of the best scrummaging sides in Stade and Neath this season. I know our guys are looking forward to taking on Munster.”
” Theyr have a very strong all round side, a good experienced pack, and international half backs. They don’t have any fragile areas, and the game will require us to play to our full potential but we also have experience running through our side
Captain Andy Ward agreed, it’s going to be another physical encounter with both teams going flat out, and his front row colleague commented, “There’s no secret about the way Munster play, Munster are very physical, their forwards set up the platform so if we are to beat Munster then we must take them on and beat them up front with everyone getting involved .