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Bradley eyes Munster scalp

Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley believes the visit of Munster will present a contrast in styles for the Murrayfield crowd.

The champions and RaboDirect Pro12 leaders come to Edinburgh on the back of four straight wins this season but Bradley is determined to attack the Irish side.

Bradley said: "Munster are a side that are historically strong in the RaboDirect PRO12, they're the current champions and are off to a great start this season, so it's a good target for us to aim for."

"Munster are, amongst other things, very competitive at the breakdown. We have to be conscious of their strong kicking game and of the positional pressure points they'll try to squeeze.

"We need to be consistent in our delivery, accurate in our play and maintain absolute concentration for the full 80 minutes. If we do that we'll create opportunities and we'll score. If we don't, Munster will punish us.

"When we compete and go forward with quality ball, supporters will see some quality attacking play while, on the Munster side, they will look to keep it tight, put pressure on us and play in the right areas.

"Contrasting styles will be on display from the two sides and hopefully the home side will prevail."

Bradley has brought in centre Matt Scott, with Jim Thompson moving to full-back, while Lewis Niven and Grant Gilchrist come back to start in the tight five.


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