Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

RaboDirect Pro12: Munster eager to take revenge, says Foley

Munster forwards coach Anthony Foley says that they will not lack incentive when they take on an Edinburgh side this Saturday which brought their winning start to the season to an abrupt halt back in September.

Munster won their first four games in the RaboDirect PRO12 but then were turned over 29-14 by Michael Bradley's Edinburgh, sparking a sequence of one win in four games in the competition.

“That game did not sit well with us. We had possession but lacked penetration and scoring and paid the price.

“Edinburgh will punish teams even when they have a minimum of the ball and we are looking forward to the rematch and getting them back in Thomond Park on Saturday night,” said Foley.

He said that while two late Ronan O'Gara drop goals had secured a brace of wins for Munster in the Heineken Cup, Edinburgh would be coming into the game on a high after their comeback wins over London Irish and Racing Metro.

“We know what it is like to go to the Madejski and try get a result but they pulled that off. Their match with Racing Metro was some game, a privilege to watch,” said Foley of Edinburgh's remarkable recovery when they came from 20 points down with just 14 minutes remaining to win 48-47.

“Michael Bradley has them flowing but this is a very important match for us and it should be a good game between two sides who are going well.”

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