MUNSTER captain Peter O’Mahony has stressed the importance of the side backing up their crucial weekend Heineken Cup win over Gloucester with big displays in key RaboDirect PRO12 fixtures in the coming weeks.
Munster face leaders Glasgow Warriors in the PRO12 at Scotstoun on Friday night (7.35pm), before locking horns with third-placed Ospreys at Thomond Park eight days later.
Munster will travel to Glasgow later this week, boosted by heir improved display in Saturday’s hard-earned 26-10 win over a much-changed Gloucester side.
Man of the Match, Peter O’Mahony said: “We knew our backs are to the wall with regard to this competition and home games are non negotiable. We have to keep on winning.
“We put in a performance we were happy enough with, but we have a big couple of weeks ahead of us now in the Rabo which is important we get back up for. “
O’Mahony admitted he was proud to lead Munster out in a Heineken Cup match at Thomond Park for the first time.
O’Mahony said: “I felt good coming out onto the pitch alright. It is a big honour.
“Anthony Foley asked me to sign a ball there afterwards and it had the names of all the previous Munster captains on it.
“It hit home signing my name alongside a couple of big names.
“It was nice, but obviously the win tonight was vital.”
Munster have an injury worries over Donnacha Ryan who took a bang on the knee, during Saturday’s game, while Felix Jones and Denis Hurley picked up knocks .