Saturday 23 September 2017

Connacht bid to overtake Reds

Connacht hooker Jason Harris-Wright believes his side have developed a winning mentality and he is confident they can string four wins together in the league for the first time in over a decade when they take on Munster on Saturday.

Munster go into the Musgrave Park clash without a win in their last three Pro12 games, and Harris-Wright reckons Connacht can turn them over for only the second time in the professional era.

"We have huge belief in our players, structures and coaches and in what we are doing here. Teams will always have times in games when they are hot, but the opposition will also get periods when they are on top," he said.

"You just have to take the chances when they come and limit your opponents when they have the ball. In previous games we have been on the end of tight scorelines, so it is nice to win and come out on the right side of those result," added the 24-year-old, who recently signed a two-year extension to his deal at the Sportsground.

Eleven points separate the sides in the table but a Connacht win would give them an outside chance of claiming the third Heineken Cup spot.

"We have our own little goal of what we want to get this season. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't looked at the table and obviously I am aware of Munster and that they have dropped a couple of points recently," said Harris-Wright, who filled in as skipper during Gavin Duffy's lengthy injury lay-off recently.

"We are not going to worry about other teams, we can just control what we can control and try and keep getting four points. If we keep doing that, we'll finish in a good place.

Irish Independent

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