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O'Connor puts trust in Murphy for Quins

Coach Matt O'Connor will put his trust on Jorid Murphy to counter England captain Chris Robshaw with just 122 minutes of rugby under his belt this season.

This was the realistic option left when Dominic Ryan incurred an injury during the week.

A similar fate befell Dave Kearney, as the medics have given the go-ahead for Luke Fitzgerald (below) to resume on the left wing.

O'Connor's has fired off significant shots at critics who see Leinster as a force without form.

"How do you guys categorise form?" he asked the written media. "Is it winning games? Is it scoring tries? We've scored the most tries in the League."

He will not countenance a return to former inglorious times when Leinster were all flash and no substance.

"Five or six years ago, Leinster were playing a tremendous brand of rugby, slinging the ball around, a fantastic brand of rugby," he said.

"What were the press saying then? Ladyboys. Soft."

The Australian views the game in simple, straight-forward terms.

"Our philosophy is finding a competitive advantage against the opposition to win the game. That's our style of rugby."

And he also indicated Leinster would look to turn the screw on Harlequins' forwards in The Champions Cup at The Stoop on Sunday.

"We've got a test pack that will go out on Sunday. What's your competitive advantage relative to the opposition?"

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