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Tony McGahan

Tony McGahan

Tony McGahan

Munster director of coaching Tony McGahan hailed his side's six-try 45-18 victory over Toulon as a solid performance after the result moved the two-time Heineken Cup champions top of Pool Three.

McGahan's men were under pressure to end a two-match losing streak, and although the concession of a first-minute try to Toulon hooker Jean-Philippe Genevois made for a nervous start, the home side rallied to secure a comfortably win.

"We knew that sticking together our Magners League games and last week against London Irish to get that point was really that we had to do to stay in touch." said McGahan. "We knew that we had been building slowly to get a performance like that. We were good enough to put that together."

He added: "When tries like Toulon's first one happen, you can't do much about it but get on with it,

"There were still 79 minutes to go in the game and we knew that we would come back from it. It certainly gives you a kick if you ever thought they were coming not ready to play.

"Toulon took their try very, very well. That certainly gets backs against the wall and focuses the mind.

"I suppose you are always vulnerable losing games, but we certainly recognised where we had been for the previous six games.

"I think we played the majority of those games away from home and we have only had two games at home in the past six."

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