Henderson eyes Munster scalp

Date published: April 28 2015

Ulster forward Iain Henderson is relishing the PRO12 regular-season run-in as he and his team-mates move through the gears ahead of the play-offs.

The Northern Irish province have been in excellent form of late, winning against Cardiff Blues, Connacht and Leinster during the recent competition rounds.

And that has been pleasing for Ireland international Henderson, who was in impressive form on the blinside flank against rivals Leinster last Friday.

"I don't think any team relishes coming here and that is one thing we are really proud of, to think that this is our fortress," he told the Belfast Telegraph, with another Irish side, Munster, the next visitors to Ravenhill on Saturday, May 9.

"We strive to keep it a fortress, and it's our goal to make this the toughest place to win for any Guinness PRO12 or European team coming here.

"We knew the run-in was going to be tough but we want to get the home semi-final secured because we know we have the home final.

"Munster are a big front-up side, they are very forward orientated and also have very sharp backs.

"We need to dominate them up front and as we've seen earlier in the season if we don't dominate up front we can't get the front-foot ball we need to show what we can do."