MUNSTER captain Peter O’Mahony, if he is passed fit to play, is looking forward to another big do-or-die day at Thomond Park on Sunday, 1pm.
Munster have made it a habit in their time in Europe of leaving it until the last game of the pool stages to ensure their qualification and this season is no different, but the Munster captain says had he been offered this scenario at the start of the pool games, he would have ‘bitten someone’s hand off for it’.
“Of course you would. You’ve an opportunity to go to another quarter-final. We’ve got to go and win at the weekend and it’s going to be massively difficult because they’re such a good side, but you’d bite someone’s hand off for it.”
O’Mahony says he is really proud of his team-mates that they have put themselves in this position and that making a quarter-final is now in their own hands.
“We don’t like to do things in any way handy,” he says with a smile.
“Every time you get out of your pool in Europe it’s a huge feat.
“It’s a massive competition and the games are getting so big and the teams, the quality is incredible.
“The fact that we’ve put ourselves in the position to be in with a shout, it’s in our hands now to go to another quarter-final, it’s something that we’re proud of.”
O’Mahony remains a doubt for Sunday’s game due to an ankle injury and it will be a big call for coach Johann van Graan, if O’Mahony hasn’t taken part in training today, to break protocol and include him in the team.