Foley happy Munster have Champions Cup destiny back in own hands

Colm Kinsella


Colm Kinsella

Foley happy Munster have Champions Cup destiny back in own hands

MUNSTER head coach Anthony Foley is happy his side have their Champions Cup qualification destiny back in their own hands.

Sixth-placed Munster face Scarlets in a make-or-break final round regular season fixture at Thomond Park this Saturday, 3pm.

Foley’s side enjoy a four point lead over Ospreys and a five point advantage over Edinburgh going into next weekend’s decisive round of fixtures.

A sixth-placed finish will guarantee Munster a place in the draw for the pool stages of next season’s Champions Cup.

Foley said: “We must make sure that the boys are fresh (for Scarlets on Saturday).

“That was a bruising encounter against Edinburgh on Friday, you can’t hide away from that.

“We need to make sure we turn up in Thomond Park next week, fit, fresh and ready to run the legs off each other again.

“We’ve brought it back into our own control. We’re in sixth position. We’ve a grip of it but we’ve a job to do next week.”

Foley is hoping the Munster fans in Limerick turn out in force for the province’s final home fixture of the season on Saturday.

“We’d like to think so, it’s the last time we’ll play at home this year and we’ve got to show our worth again and make sure that we’re playing in Europe again next year.”