Sunday 30 April 2017

Red and blue can make it all the way

It's a mouth-watering weekend of rugby ahead, and it's very possible that Munster and Leinster will contest this year's Champions Cup final. Photo: PA
It's a mouth-watering weekend of rugby ahead, and it's very possible that Munster and Leinster will contest this year's Champions Cup final. Photo: PA

Johnny O'Connor

It's a mouth-watering weekend of rugby ahead, and it's very possible that Munster and Leinster will contest this year's Champions Cup final.

Munster are so resilient at the moment and regardless if they are supposed to win a game, they will get the job done. Against Saracens, they will need every bit of nous they picked up along the way this season.

Saracens are the reigning Champions Cup and Premiership champions and that isn't by fluke either. These guys have been at the top of the game in England and Europe for some time now.

Minus Conor Murray, Munster are a different team, but they are so good collectively that it might not matter at Aviva Stadium tomorrow.

They have a few big injuries but their rugged determination and spirit should see them over the line, and they can become the first Irish team into the final.

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But I think Leinster can join them too. In my opinion, they are the favourites to win the Champions Cup this year because they simply have the best team in Europe right now.

Their depth is unquestionable and after watching them pick apart Connacht whenever they got the opportunity at the Sportsground last weekend, with their second string, it would be foolish to bet against them in France this weekend.

Irish Independent

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