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Sunday 18 March 2018

When Leinster find form nobody can live with them -- Byrne

Ruaidhri O'Connor

Ruaidhri O'Connor

THE Ospreys may be out of the European running ahead of Friday night's visit to the RDS but ex-Leinster hooker Shane Byrne is still expecting a tough battle for his former side.

The three-time Heineken Cup champions need a point from the clash to progress to the quarter-finals and they retain an outside shot at earning a home quarter-final if they win, but the Welsh region have a history of upsetting them in Ballsbridge.

With just five days to prepare for the game, it looks like a banana skin, but Byrne -- who took part in a Heineken Star Predictor video discussion with former Ireland out-half Tony Ward and comedian Gary Cooke that appears on today -- believes Leinster can win out after overcoming Castres last weekend.

"The Ospreys would like nothing better than to come over and mess Leinster up," he said.

"But that game last weekend will have stood to Leinster and hopefully they can start this game as they finished last Sunday. Once once they start playing, nobody can live with them."

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