Sunday 21 April 2019

Cockerill's troops face difficult trip to Treviso

Richard Cockerill. Photo: Sportsfile
Richard Cockerill. Photo: Sportsfile

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With games running out in the Guinness PRO14, Munster's Champions Cup quarter-final opponents, Edinburgh, won't have many bigger games than their Conference B battle with Benetton Rugby tomorrow.

The Italian side are second in the table, two points ahead of Ulster and another two clear of Edinburgh. Richard Cockerill's outfit will see this as a season-defining game in Treviso.

A surprise 19-17 defeat to Cardiff Blues last weekend has added more weight to this divisional clash, and with just four weeks to go before their crunch European tussle with Johann van Graan's side, Cockerill will be keen to get back to winning ways straight away.

After this weekend, both teams will sit out the next two weeks as the Six Nations comes to a close, and with Leinster the visitors to Murrayfield the week before the Champions Cup last-eight clash, the Scottish side need to pick up a win here.

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