Saturday 20 April 2019

Scarlets away is a huge test for us - Van Graan

Munster head coach Johann van Grann. Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
Munster head coach Johann van Grann. Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Declan Rooney

Munster coach Johann van Graan says he is excited to see how his side manage in their third straight away game in Wales.

After wins against Dragons and Ospreys last weekend, Munster can boost their Conference A hopes with a fifth straight away win and the coach is expecting a massive test.

"We're looking forward to it. We are playing against a quality side that have been playing exceptional rugby on their home turf over the last two seasons. They have already beaten the European and PRO14 champions at home," said Van Graan.

"We knew at the start of the season going into Wales for two weekends in a row is a tough assignment. We had the Ospreys up first and we did what we needed to do to get a result there. Now going back there on Friday and playing on Saturday. Looking forward to it."

Facing the 2017 champions on their own patch is a key game, according to the coach.

"They are exceptional at home, we are under no illusions about what awaits us in Wales on Saturday evening. It's a team that I respect a lot. They have very good coaching staff and some exceptional players."

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