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Video: Ulster's Alan O'Connor looking forward to storming fortress Thomond in Munster clash

By Kirsten Elder

Alan O'Connor's focus isn't on what has been but what must come in order to keep Ulster's fragile play-off hopes alive and this entails beating Munster at their Thomond Park fortress on Saturday.

"Whatever team they put out they will be buzzing and it will be a tough and really hard one (for us)," he said.

"We have to man up to them or they will take you for a walk," was how O'Connor, who will make his 37th Ulster appearance, put it when addressing how to deal with the battle which awaits up front.

"They have a good all round pack, they have good ball carriers and they have a good set-piece.

"We just have to beat them at what they are good at and what we are good at.

"We have to make sure we're right on the gain-line in attack and defence."

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