Fergus McFadden: Loss to Connacht places even more importance on beating Munster

Leinster player looks ahead to iner-pro clash

Fergus McFadden, Leinster

Fergus McFadden ©INPHO/Gary Carr

Leinster's Fergus McFadden says the weekend Guinness Pro 12 defeat to Connacht puts even more importance on the inter-pro clash against Munster on Saturday.

Leinster are coming off the back of defeats to Connacht and Glasgow Warriors but remain second in the Pro 12 table for now as they look to defeat rivals Munster.

"These inter-pro derbies are always fiercely competitive and obviously we're hurting a bit and disappointed after the loss against Connacht so it kind of puts even more importance on the game, if you could," Ireland international McFadden told 98FM's Darren Cleary.

Connacht's Matt Healy and Fergus McFadden of Leinster ©INPHO/James Crombie

"You can't really say that we're under more pressure than Munster. I suppose they are behind us in the table and it holds equal importance for both teams. There's only four games left in the official season and if we continue to win those, we'll hopefully stay in the top two. We're in control of matters at the moment."

You can listen to that full interview with Darren and McFadden at the end of the podcast player: