Sunday 22 October 2017

Conway wary of Ospreys threats

Andrew Conway. Photo: Sportsfile
Andrew Conway. Photo: Sportsfile

Declan Rooney

Andrew Conway says Munster are wary of an Ospreys revenge mission after their narrow semi-final loss at Thomond Park two seasons ago.

A late Josh Matavesi try was ruled out in the 80th minute following a knock-on from Rhys Webb and Munster qualified for the final, where Glasgow Warriors bettered them at Kingspan Stadium.

But Conway knows how tricky the Welsh side will be and he feels that Munster need to have their preparation nailed for this game.

"We'll have a look at Ospreys now," said Conway. "They came here a few years ago in the semi-final and were inches away from beating us.

"So it will definitely be an exiting game. We have got two weeks to prepare for it. The intensity hasn't dropped at all in training and I'm sure it will ramp up again.

"It is exciting to be in a semi-final, and we have already lost one semi this year so hopefully we take a few learnings from that and we can prepare really well going into Ospreys."

Conway brought his season's tally to nine with two tries against Connacht, and he says it's important that he keeps pace with his rivals for a start.

"It's nice to be on the scoresheet whenever there is a lot of tries going. And it's good as a back-three player, and with the lads I'm competing with scoring tries to beat the band at the moment, trying to keep up with them is good and important.

"Against Connacht we did have a bit of a licence to play and enjoy it and try and get a bit more of a passing game going than maybe in weeks gone by.

"The lads played well in Treviso and we just wanted to follow that up, and put a score like that up and perform. We can be relatively happy with that."

Irish Independent

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