11 Mar 14
The Munster squad trained at a sunny CIT today after a week's break as preparations begin for the RaboDirect PRO12 clash against Treviso at Thomond Park on Saturday, March 22nd (ko 7:15pm).
"And from the players side it's the sort of match up that everyone wants to play in. It's games like this make all the hard work in training worthwhile. I feel privileged to be running out tomorrow because there'll be lads (squad members) in the stand who'd give their eye teeth to be playing."
"It's a massive game for both sides really. For us there's the opportunity to win silverware and end the season on a high note and of course having run away with the League part, we'd like to cap it off with a trophy."
"They certainly won't want to mark the start of their reign as European champions with a defeat and take that into next season. So there's huge expectation on both sides."
"But as I said these are the sort of games everyone wants to play in. It's going to be tough. I heard Joe Schmidt saying it'll be tougher for them than the Northampton game and we'll certainly do our level best to fulfill his expectations."