Watch| Munster’s JP Ferreira discusses his sides defence and Alex Kendellen ahead of Friday’s clash with Cardiff

With Munster’s clash with Cardiff looming, Munster defence coach JP Ferreira spoke to the press to discuss matters such as Alex Kendellen and more !

Coming off the back of a successful couple of weeks for the red province of Munster JP Ferreira spoke ahead of their URC clash with Cardiff.

Last time out Munster successfully defeated Ulster 17-24 at the Kingspan Stadium in the URC. Munster started the game behind their opponents in the URC table. After the win at the Kingspan, Munster are now on level points but currently sit third in the table. Ulster have slipped to fifth.

Munster look to continue to maximise their points tally for the end of the season as they look to repeat their Ulster performance against Cardiff. Munster take on Cardiff in Musgrave park on Friday the 29th of April.

22 April 2022; Jack O’Donoghue of Munster is tackled by John Cooney of Ulster during the United Rugby Championship match between Ulster and Munster at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

As previously mentioned, Munster are coming off the back of a couple of very successful results such as their quarter final performances against Exeter and their previous URC outing against Ulster. The red province and defence coach JP Ferreira look to build on this foundation as they look to ramp up at the right time this season.

“we have got the same mindset now that we’ve had since playing Exeter in the round of 16. Our mind hasn’t changed in that sense, every game is a knockout game for us now. I’m really pleased with how the boys gone on the defensive side of it, there is still a bit to work on.”

“The boys have done really well, they have digged in and they have taken things on bored and ran with it. As a coach you know you can give them the skill set and they’ve got to execute it so I’m really pleased with where we are defensively.”

Injury concerns have been a major talking point for Munster recently as some major players have missed some serious game time. Tadgh Beirne and Dave Kilcoyne still remain out, but it looks hopeful for Alex Kendellen who suffered an injury away to Exeter.

“He’s (Kendellen) still got a way to go, you cant fault his work ethic and his energy double actions. You saw at the weekend he scooped the ball up from the ruck, he jumped up and the ball then jumped back into his lap. He then had to carry the ball so he is a young up and coming player. He’s going to play some big matches for Munster and he’ll probably get into the Irish side in the not too far future”

Watch the full press pass down below !

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