Brian O'Driscoll on Champions Cup semis


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18.50 18 Apr 2019


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Leinster and Munster are in Heineken Champions Cup semi-final action this weekend.

Reigning champions Leinster host Toulouse on Sunday, while Munster visit Saracens on Saturday afternoon. So the potential for an all-Irish final remains a prospect.

Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll joined us on Thursday night to preview those Champions Cup semis. You can watch the full previews above via our YouTube channel.

Munster

For this match, BOD picked out the start as the key for Munster.

"There's something about Munster in Europe and if they can hang in there and just stay with Saracens," he said.

"It's important not to concede early because that juggernaut comes at you. And that defensive wave, it's impossible to play against.

"So they've got to start the game well in the first 10-15 minutes."

Leinster

Leinster laboured against Ulster in the quarter-finals but made it through to within a match of another final.

But BOD their opponents Toulouse have impressed him.

"[Leinster] will feel that they've used up their get-out-of-jail card and that they won't get a second bite," he said.

"I went over and saw [Toulouse's] quarter-final in La Defense Arena and they were sublime. So Toulouse are well and truly back!"

BOD also discussed the anti-LGBT comments made by Israel Folau and Billy Vunipola's defence of the Australian.

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