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Audio Interviews: European Quarter-Finalists

Audio Interviews: European Quarter-Finalists

So what did the Munster players do when their Heineken Cup match in Montauban was postponed on Saturday due to high winds? Only play an indoor soccer tournament amongst themselves, watch DVDs and chat with the province’s supporters. Listen to our post-match interviews below.

Click on the links below to listen to post-match reaction from the weekend’s games, which saw Leinster join Munster in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals and Connacht win through to the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

Michael Cheika On Leinster’s RDS Triumph Over Edinburgh  

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They dominated possession and territory but had to rely on four Felipe Contepomi penalties to beat Edinburgh and make the Heineken Cup quarter-finals. Leinster coach Michael Cheika said: “We couldn’t deliver the knockout blow. At the end of the day it’s worked out okay for us and we’re through to the next round.”

Rob Kearney On Leinster’s Round 6 Defeat Of Edinburgh 

“To get the win first and foremost was the main priority, even though for another week, our running didn’t seem to click again. It’s hugely frustrating (to not score tries) but to get the win was the most important thing.” Rob Kearney, Leinster’s man-of-the-match, reflects on their quarter-final-clinching win over Edinburgh.

Tony McGahan On Munster’s Round 6 Victory Over Montauban

“We came here to get a result and that was our only concern coming here. We took a lot of juice out of Montauban in the first half and we were lucky enough to get a couple of easy tries there at the end.” Munster coach Tony McGahan reflects on the province’s 39-13 win over Montauban and how they wore down the French side.

Paul O’Connell On Munster’s Bonus Point Win Over Montauban

Munster captain Paul O’Connell was very satisfied with his side’s display at Stade de Saipac on Sunday as the defending Heineken Cup champions earned a home quarter-final thanks to their five-try 39-13 defeat of Montauban.

Alan Quinlan On Munster’s Five-Try Success In Montauban –

Speaking after Munster’s 39-13 win over Montauban at Stade de Saipac, flanker Alan Quinlan reflects on how the team ‘rolled up the sleeves and worked hard’, giving a special mention to the province’s front row.

Michael Bradley On Connacht’s Big Win Over Dax

Connacht coach Michael Bradley gives his reaction to his side’s win over Dax and qualification for the European Challenge Cup quarter finals. They will be away to Northampton Saints in the last-eight.