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Conway Hungry For Consistent Campaign With Munster

Conway Hungry For Consistent Campaign With Munster

A constant threat going forward, Munster winger Andrew Conway was unlucky not to get his name on the scoresheet during last Friday’s GUINNESS PRO12 win away to Benetton Treviso.

Evasive and powerful running saw Andrew Conway break the Treviso defensive line and it took three defenders to hold him up right on the hosts’ try-line.

Munster did cross the whitewash twice in the 21-10 defeat of the Italians – CJ Stander and Simon Zebo were the scorers – as they opened their win account under new head coach Anthony Foley.

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Conway looked back on a job well done in Italy, telling www.MunsterRugby.ie: “The last two years we were out there we came away with nothing, so after the really disappointing performance against Edinburgh and the loss, it was vital that we went out there and firstly get a performance, and secondly get a win.

“We are happy with the weekend’s work. The win was massive in Treviso. It’s a tough place to go. You will see them taking a few big scalps this season, so we are really happy we are not one of them!”

The round 2 fixture also afforded the Dublin native the opportunity to play as part a new back-line combination.

“It was the first time a few of us have played together. Andrew Smith hadn’t played with everyone so he is getting used to playing with the lads. Ivan (Dineen) also had a great game, and it was myself, Felix (Jones) and ‘Zeebs’ playing together (in the back-three) for the first time this season, so it was an enjoyable night.”

The Treviso game was Conway’s second start in as many games and impressive performances have shown the management team of Foley and company that he can bring some serious potency to the back-line.

Not a regular in the starting fifteen during his first season with the province, that is something he hopes to change across the 2014/15 season.

“Yeah, it was frustrating. A lot of it was my fault as well. Last year coming down, I was obviously very eager to get in there and impress, and play with my new team-mates and earn their respect by playing.

“I think I got injured in a few of the games at the start and that backlogged me. When I did get in I played, and was quite happy with my performance. But with lads playing week in, week out – you won’t get on the Munster team by playing well once, you have to consistently perform and consistently be available for selection.

“At the back-end of last year I felt I was performing consistently and well enough to be in, and it proved that I was and I got to play for the final few games last year which was great, because it would have been a very frustrating season if it had ended the way it had started.”