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Micko's troops in line for third win

Daragh Small

Published 18/12/2015 | 02:30

Mick O'Driscoll's team are looking for three in a row in the competition after their opening day loss at London Scottish (Sportsfile)
Mick O'Driscoll's team are looking for three in a row in the competition after their opening day loss at London Scottish (Sportsfile)

Munster 'A' head coach Mick O'Driscoll says he's expecting another bruising encounter as his side look to stay in the hunt in Group 3 of the B&I Cup away to Ospreys Premiership Select at Brewery Field on Sunday (3pm).

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Munster are second in their group after a bonus-point 28-8 victory at home to the Welsh last weekend in Old Crescent.

O'Driscoll's team are looking for three in a row in the competition after their opening day loss at London Scottish, but the former Munster lock is taking nothing for granted.

"This should make for a good game and we will be travelling over with a pretty strong team hopefully, similar to what we had the last day in Old Crescent.

"We'll be hoping to put a lot pressure on them in what will be a very tough game. We head over there needing a win by virtue of the fact that we've already lost a game so the pressure's on us," he said.

Munster scored four tries but lost the battle up front against Ospreys, and found it difficult to cope with their physicality.

"We struggled big time against them in the scrum where we gave away seven penalties and if we make the same mistake over there we'll be in big trouble.

"That all said, it was good to get the bonus-point try, especially in a hard-fought game that didn't show on the scoreboard, and against a side that possess the quality that Ospreys have.

"We now have to travel over there and get a win if we are to progress in this competition so getting the four points will be first and foremost in our sights."

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