Friday 24 May 2019

Leinster's Claffey in high spirits ahead of Munster showdown

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Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

Buoyed by the fact that they have yet to concede a point in this year's inter-pro series, Leinster will go into tomorrow night's showdown with Munster full of confidence.

Centre Michelle Claffey has formed a solid partnership with captain Sene Naoupu and she believes a shared trust has been the bedrock of her side's solid defensive displays.

"It's a collective understanding of our roles, and knowing what we need to do, but also knowing what the person beside you is going to do," said Claffey.

"There's an element of trust that has built up there in the squad and that was evident in this week's game and also last week against Ulster.

"We've built that in the past couple of weeks and that camp in King's Hospital brought it all together. Ever since then everything has been building, and this week was a testament to our defensive character."

Leinster lost the title on the final day last season and they are aiming to go one better at Energia Park tomorrow.

"I'm really excited about the game, I know they are as well," Claffey added. "There's always a good rivalry. It will be a very positive game too."

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