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Contepomi Pleased With Leinster’s Preparations

Contepomi Pleased With Leinster’s Preparations

Speaking ahead of Leinster’s Heineken Cup Pool 6 clash with Edinburgh on Saturday, Leinster out-half Felipe Contepomi said that he is looking forward to another big test at Murrayfield.

The Argentinian, who scored 18 points in last Friday’s win over Edinburgh at the RDS, said: “It could be a bit tricky playing teams (back-to-back) who you have studied from the week before, and you might take things for granted.

“Unfortunately when you come up against teams immediately they have seen and played against you, so you have to try new things and try to predict the areas that they might like to attack you.

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“Going away from home is always difficult, and Edinburgh are a very tough team to play. We just have to get on with it and prepare as best we can and go and put in a good performance.”

Contepomi is confident that Leinster can chalk up a win this weekend that would keep them in contention for the Heineken Cup quarter-finals and it would be a particularly sweet success given their 25-24 defeat to Edinburgh at Murrayfield last year.

“It doesn’t matter how many people they will have supporting them, the key thing is to go with the right frame of mind and the knowledge. A lot about how you play at the weekend is about how you prepare during the week. We have prepared quite well so hopefully we can take that into the game,” he said.

“Obviously everyone wants to play in front of 20,000 crowds, but it’s still the same. It’s a rugby game so it doesn’t matter if you are in front of 400 (supporters) or 40,000, the rules are the same. The pitch is the same. And, actually, it’s a really nice pitch in Murrayfield.

“As a team, we like to think that we’re improving and not regressing. We like to think that we are competitive in both competitions that we play.”