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O'Gara: Leinster are ready to erupt
17 Apr 2015 09:09
Leinster are hurting and are ready to “erupt” against Toulon in the Champions Cup semi-final, according to RTÉ rugby analyst Ronan O’Gara.
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The Blues were knocked out of the competition by holders Toulon in last season’s quarter-finals, in a game that was over well before the final whistle sounded.
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They also lie outside the play-off places in the Pro12 and their form in the competition can be described as patchy.
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But, having been involved with many of the Leinster players during his time with Ireland, the Racing Metro assistant coach reckons there’s a massive performance in Matt O'Connor's team, and it’s coming in Marseille on Sunday (kick-off 3.15pm).
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“Will [Toulon] be too good for Leinster? I don’t think so,” O’Gara told RTÉ Sport.
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“I think Leinster are going to erupt on Sunday. There’s a lot of hurt in them to come out.
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“For me, being in the Irish camp for a number of years, you kind of know the animal that’s inside in the Leinster players. It would be easy to discount that too easily ‘cos they’ve some angry players who can perform on the biggest stage.
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“Maybe the public wouldn’t be aware that the likes of Fergus McFadden would be crucial to them on Sunday.
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"People like that are massive for a dressing room, who can go there and energise his team to get a performance out of his team-mates for 80 minutes.”
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