Tuesday 22 October 2019

'I believe Glasgow are all Rangers supporters' - Leo Cullen hopeful Celtic faithful support Leinster in Glasgow final

Leo Cullen is hoping Celtic fans support Leinster
Leo Cullen is hoping Celtic fans support Leinster

Harry Clarke

Leinster boss Leo Cullen is hoping that a large travelling support make the trip to Glasgow for next Saturday's Pro14 final - and are joined in the stadium by the local Celtic fans.

The Blues set up a final date with Glasgow Warriors following today's 24-9 victory over Munster at the RDS.

Glasgow impressively swatted aside Ulster last night with a convincing 50-20 victory and Cullen is acutely aware that the reigning champions will have it all to do with the match being played in Celtic Park.

Cullen mentioned the famous Celtic Park atmosphere after today's match, and is hopeful his men will have the support of the local Celtic fans.

"We are going to go to Glasgow, Celtic Park will be a great atmosphere over there," said Cullen.

"I am sure all the Celtic fans will be out supporting Leinster because I believe Glasgow are all Rangers supporters. Hopefully we will have a big crowd over there."

Next week's match will bring the curtain down on a long, tough season for Leinster and Cullen, who left Johnny Sexton on the bench today, is aware he will have to delve right into the resources. 

"I thought the bench came on and did well and managed to shut out the game. The game was a little bit scrappy at times, it didn't have that much flow to it but I suppose the try at the end puts a bit of gloss on the scoreline.

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"It's been such a long season and we have used a lot of players. You need to rely on the squad and have confidence in the guys to come in and do a job as well.

"I think it was important to freshen things up because it was such a physical toll last week. The emotional part of it as well.

"We invested so much into that game, so it was a really tricky few days to try and turn the guys around but the attitude and application has been fantastic.

"For us, we just need to try and do it again. It will be an unbelievably tough challenge against Glasgow."

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