Foley switches focus to PRO12

Date published: December 16 2014

Munster head coach Anthony Foley wants to put Champions Cup concerns to one side and focus on a critical run of PRO12 games in December.

The Irish province lost both their recent clashes with Clermont over the past fortnight to leave their European knockout hopes in serious doubt.

But with pool games now taking a break until the weekend of January 16, Munster return to PRO12 duty with a trip to Glasgow on Saturday.

“The past fortnight things didn’t go our way but we didn’t tag ourselves as victims, we got on with it,” Foley told the Irish Examiner.

“We turned up to work and we tried to get performances.

“We did a lot of good things but at stages during the game we did crucial things at times that ultimately led to our downfall.

“But these guys need to be exposed to this level of rugby and we go back into the PRO12 and we’re top of that table and we have got to play the teams around us now over Christmas.

“It’s a high-end place to be so we have got to make sure our performances are right.

“There are crucial moments in games where we can build pressure on the opposition but also we must adapt to alleviate pressure.”