Slater braced for Munster response

Date published: December 16 2015

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Leicester Tigers lock Ed Slater is prepared for Munster to throw everything at the Premiership side this Sunday at Welford Road.

Leicester's win away at Thomond Park in Round 3 made them the first side in history to achieve two wins away in Europe in Munster's fortress.

Holding a nine-point lead over Munster in Pool 4 going into this weekend's game, Slater was pleased with how Leicester responded to substantial pressure over in Ireland to come away with an important victory.

"Munster are a great side, Thomond Park is an extremely difficult place to come and win so we're really proud that we've been able to do it," Slater told the EPC Rugby website.

"But we know we've got a huge challenge next week, the pool is not finished and I'm sure Munster are going to come and give us a massive challenge at Welford Road.

"At the start of the game Munster were in control and we were on the back foot a little bit but then Niki Goneva got his try and we managed to pull ourselves back into the game. Then at the start of the second half they get the try and clawed their way back into the game. We were a man down and it could've gone either way at that stage so it was a real positive to come out of that.

"The try from Ben Youngs was a big one too because the pressure was really on us. That try galvanised us and probably brought our confidence back up. It is a big achievement to win there but we can't rest on our laurels. It's another massive test next week."

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