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


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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