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Passion of the crowd at Aviva can inspire Leinster: Madigan

By Staff Reporter

Published 03/04/2015

Pumped up: Ian Madigan reckons the crowd at the Aviva stadium will have a big part to play in match against Bath
Pumped up: Ian Madigan reckons the crowd at the Aviva stadium will have a big part to play in match against Bath

Ian Madigan has backed the Aviva Stadium crowd to help get Leinster past Bath tomorrow and into the European Champions Cup semi-finals.

The Leinster fly-half feels the PRO12 outfit - currently fifth in the table with Ulster second behind Glasgow - are very much on the up.

"The support is fantastic there (at the Aviva). We were a few points down in the Harlequins game and the noise was incredible. We'd look for the same again this weekend," he said.

"We're a team that's moving forward. If you look at where we were last year, we had an away quarter-final and we have a home quarter-final this year, so that has to be a step forward.

"We're not as high in the league as we were at this stage last year, but we're only eight points from the top and six points from second with four games to go.

"We feel as well, with the dynamics of our squad, we've got a lot of players who are back fully fit. We're still very much in the mix for the league. I definitely think we're a team that is moving forward."

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