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Munster hunting bonus at Murrayfield

11th January 2013 09:19

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Ronan OGara Munster

Munster points machine: Ronan O'Gara

Munster will be aiming to win and score at least four tries against Edinburgh on Sunday to stay in the hunt for a Heineken Cup quarter-final berth.

The two-time champions (2006 and 2008) trail Pool 1 leaders Saracens by three points and are one behind Racing Metro, who host Sarries on Saturday.

A full house of points in the Scottish capital for Munster will set up a showdown with against Racing Metro at Thomond Park next week.

The Irish giants, who are looking to bounce back from defeat to Cardiff Blues at Musgrave Park last week, have only failed to reach the last eight of European rugby's premier tournament once in the last 14 seasons, back in 2011.

Edinburgh are out of this season's tournament and are still looking for their first points. The Scottish team have lost their last five matches, including last season's semi-final. This season, they have been nilled twice and are yet to hit double figures in a single game.

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Pool 1
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Leinster622
2Northampton617
3Castres69
4Ospreys65
Pool 2
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Toulon624
2Cardiff Blues614
3Exeter612
4Glasgow Warriors611
Pool 3
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Toulouse623
2Saracens620
3Connacht613
4Zebre60
Pool 4
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Clermont Auvergne624
2Harlequins616
3Scarlets611
4Racing Metro Paris67
Pool 5
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Ulster626
2Leicester Tigers621
3Montpellier611
4Treviso60
Pool 6
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Munster623
2Gloucester614
3Edinburgh612
4Perpignan67