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Tony Ward and former Lions star Paul Wallace give verdict on the weekend's games
Published 04/12/2013 | 02:30
PAUL WALLACE believes Leinster's Irish players can channel their All Black disappointment into a performance at Franklin's Gardens this weekend.
The former Lions tighthead reckons the heartbreaking defeat to New Zealand last month can be turned into a positive for the large Leinster contingent who were involved at the Aviva Stadium.
"I'd think you would use a loss like that to drive you on. Also, they'd have taken a lot of confidence from a performance like that, they can take on whoever it is after taking on the best of the world," he told the Irish Independent in an interview which will appear in tomorrow's paper.
"If a core of Leinster players can nearly beat the All Blacks, then why can't they do it against the Northampton Saints?
"Look at the selection dilemmas, it is very, very tough (for coach Matt O'Connor). In nearly every position, there is a massive fight and that's what you need."
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