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POC not getting carried away

06th May 2014 08:45


Paul O Connell Munster v Toulon HEC 2014

Staying grounded: Paul O'Connell

Munster captain Paul O'Connell has played down the significance of his side's 55-12 victory over Edinburgh at the weekend.

The Irish province are still in the hunt to secure a home semi-final and head into the final round of matches just one point behind second-placed Glasgow Warriors.

But despite scoring seven tries in the win over Edinburgh at Meggetland the veteran lock believes the scoreline was perhaps a little flattering.

He admits, however, that Munster are striking form just in time for the play-offs.

"We had a hell of a lot to play for with an outside shout at a home semi-final, and trying to secure third for ourselves, whereas Edinburgh probably didn't have a lot to play for," O'Connell told the Irish Examiner.

"We didn't start well but once we got the ball in our hands we were very good at exploiting opportunities. Our first try was a really good one where we pulled them from one side of the pitch to the other and finished it off well.

"We made a lot of breaks playing that kind of rugby and it is satisfying knowing we can play that kind of rugby. We mauled well at times earlier this season but it's good to know we can mix it up when we want to."

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