Munster seeking recovery at Sandy Park

Strength and conditioning coach Adam Sheehan during Munster rugby squad training at University of Limerick. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach.

ON THE back of the unexpected 17 points apiece home draw with Bayonne, Munster are only too well aware of that points are required away to Exeter Chiefs in Sunday’s European Champions Cup at Sandy Park.

It will be the third competition meeting between the clubs at the venue; the sides drew (10-10) in 2018 while defeat (13-8) was our lot in Spring ‘22.

Munster have been installed as 11/8 outsiders for the win.

“We would have always gone to Exeter in a frame of mind that we want to win the game, getting as much as possible out of it,” coach defence coach Denis Leamy told RTÉ Sport.

“We’ve been there before, we just have to go there with confidence, believe in the work that we have done over the last 12 months.”

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“It’s about belief in what we’ve done,” he stressed. “We’ve done an awful lot of good things over the last while.”

“There are times when you don’t play as well as you want but the key is to believe in how we have gone to places like this and put in a performance.

Leamy concluded: “It’s never easy, it’s a tough ask but it’s something we are looking forward to.”