Chris Farrell believes that Munster must be resilient in defence and nullify the threat of Racing 92 to have a chance of leaving Paris with the victory that they need to remain in the hunt for a place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

Johann van Graan's side face a must-win clash against the Pool 4 leaders at the indoor Paris La Défense Arena on Sunday and Munster centre Farrell believes that his club will draw on all their European experience to thrive on such a situation.

Farrell believes that Munster are in a good place, mentally, going into the game and will learn from the mistakes of the first meeting between the sides, when Racing earned a valuable 21-21 draw at Thomond Park.

"We have a bit of extra time to prepare and build some combinations to get things right for the weekend," said Farrell, speaking to RTE Sport.

"It's huge, not just for the players but for the whole organisation and the fans that we represent across the province.

"It's such a huge game and it's a team that we have played so many times over the years.

"We need wins going into the last two games and we found ourselves in the same situation last year and I think that it is a position that we relish, the club has a history of relishing these positions.

"I certainly think we are in a really good place, mindset-wise, going into this one as well."

And while Farrell believes that Munster will make the French side work much harder for their points in this encounter compared to the first meeting, the Belfast native is aware of the constant threat that Racing 92 possess throughout their side.

"We felt like we had to work so hard for any points that we got and they didn't because we had small lapses and they didn't and they had the players to punish us

"This pitch is going to be very, very fast and they have players to take advantage of that, so we have to be really resilient defensively and persistent in attack, take our opportunities and nullify their threats as much as possible.

"It's an exciting place to play and we are really looking forward to it."