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Munster's Andrew Smith is tackled by Andrew Fenby of London Irish during lastnight's friendly at RSC, Waterford. Picture: Matt Browne/SPORTSFILE

Munster moving in the right direction

Munster 17 London Irish 5
Munster geared up for the new season with a spirited friendly victory over Premiership outfit London Irish last night at the Regional Sports Centre.

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Sean O'Brien

O’Brien: You have to move on quickly

Seán O’Brien insists there will be no nostalgia around the Leinster squad as they fine-tune their preparations before next weekend’s Pro12 kick-off.

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Time to get back to basics

The venue is unfamiliar, some of the faces new and the job descriptions changed, but Anthony Foley has demanded some timeworn rugby essentials from his Munster players against London Irish this evening in Waterford (7.30pm).

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Leinster captain Jamie Heaslip. Picture: Matt Impey / SPORTSFILE

Health-conscious Heaslip looking at big picture

The expanding horizons of Leinster rugby were best exemplified this week by the location to announce the five-year sponsorship deal with Bank of Ireland.

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