England scrum half Harry Ellis is looking forward to “the biggest game of our season” when his Leicester side try to become the first team to win a Heineken Cup game at Thomond Park next weekend…
“When we get switched on for these games we perform really well and hopefully we will do that again next week,” said Ellis, looking ahead to the Pool 4 decider in Munster.
.. “It is the biggest game of the season really – how often do we say that, but it’s true of this game because we have to go to Munster and win and win well.
“To go there and get a win would be tremendous, it would hopefully be a real springboard for us for the rest of the season.”
After losing the opening game of thiks season’s Heineken cup campaign to a late Ronan O’Gara penalty from the halfway line, Ellis knows the Irish side have a knack of knowing how to win games.
“They showed in winning at Welford Road that they are a typical Munster side – O’Gara and Stringer controlled the game very well and their forwards are a pack of workers, but so are we so we will be massively up for it and it will be a great showdown,” he said.
“Munster do the simple things really well, they are very direct, control the game well and kick the corners to play a territory game.
“They are very passionate about their rugby over there but we are determined and will be swtiched on to giving them a good fight – I’m sure it will be a good game either way.
“Our forwards have been outstanding this season, we showed against Cardiff that if we can get good possession then we can score good tries and hopefuly we can do the same against Munster.”