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Munster To Let Bygones Be Bygones

Munster To Let Bygones Be Bygones

Any chance that events on, or subsequently off the field, after the last meeting between between Munster and Castres, will be a factor in Saturday’s rematch were dismised by Mick Galwey

Speaking to reporters at the press conference to announce the squad Galwey insisted that what went on in the past would remain firmly there.
“What went on before, what happened, or what was said after, is not an issue. Our aim is to go there and win a match and get to the Heineken Cup final and what happened in the past won’t be relevant when we take the pitch on Saturday.” Galwey said.

” We played them four times over the past two seasons and I don’t think we can judge what way the game is going to go. We played them in Thomond Park, they were very tough. We played them away on their own ground, they were even tougher. This time we play them on a neutral pitch and for us to concentrate on anything other than playing rugby would be our downfall.”
“We’ll have to improve from the last time we played them. We’ll have to improve from Friday night, simple as that. We have to play the way we played against Stade Francais and even better if we want to be successful. It’s going to be a huge ask. It’s going to be very tough. We’re under no illusions. We found ourselves in the same situation last year and the longer the competition goes on the harder it is to beat French sides. This is the only way Castres can qualify for next year’s Heineken Cup so they’ll be even more eager to do the business.”

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Galwey did concede that having his colleague and friend Peter Clohessy in the squad was a definite boost, “Yeh it’s great that Claw is there, great that’s he’s well never mind anything else. He the sort of player you need in games like this.”