‘Our focus is only on Connacht’ – Foley

Date published: April 13 2016

Munster head coach Anthony Foley knows his team will have to be at their best when they take on Connacht in Galway on Saturday.

Foley's side are chasing a play-off place and can't afford to slip up in their remaining league matches. Munster are currently in sixth place on 53 points from 19 matches, five points adrift of fourth-placed Scarlets, who have played the same number of matches. 

But although important matches against Edinburgh and Scarlets are looming on the horizon, Foley said his side are only focusing on this weekend's clash with second-placed Connacht at the moment.

"We understand that each game is vital now but it's important that we focus in on them game by game and not focus on all three at the same time," he told Munster's official website.

"We need to make sure that our guys are good to go and are fully up to speed on the systems that we have in place for each game and then we need to play.

"We can't go up and hope that something will happen, we need to play to our best this weekend.

"The Sportsground has become a hard place to go for all teams this season and we're fully aware of that. Connacht's excellent home record has been building for a number of seasons. 

"We were lucky to come away with wins when Eric Elwood and Michael Bradley were in charge but what you have now is a Connacht side who are playing with belief and they know how to win. 

"They play an open brand of rugby which is nice to watch and requires you to be very diligent in preparing for it."