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Damien Varley
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Huge Game For Munster In Italy
2 February 2012, 8:18 pm
By The Editor
When Munster set out for their trip to Italy early doors tomorrow morning (they have a 5am check-in) they'll be in fourth place in the RaboDirect PRO12 table.
However, by the time they kick off their game against Treviso, some 60 hours later, they are likely to have slipped to fifth, replaced by whoever emerges victorious from the clash at the Cardiff City Stadium the night before.

And what makes their game in the Stadio di Monigo all the more significant is the almost certainty that leaders Leinster and second placed Ospreys will continue on their winning ways, Leinster at home to Scarlets and Ospreys at home to Aironi.

Even at this stage with eight games for them to go, only an implosion of massive proportions will deny Leinster a 'home' semi but Ospreys are far from home 'n hosed in that regard. However, were they to win with maximum points this weekend, it could leave the chasing pack looking for away semi final trips. And going to places they'd rather not.

Munster complete their preparations this morning in CIT and name their squad afterwards.

That squad will check into Cork and Shannon Airports tomorrow morning in the wee hours and head for London Stanstead before continuing on to Treviso.

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