Bryan Redpath said he want his side to challenge themselves in the second half of the season to be better and to continue their winning momentum.

Looking ahead to Carnegie’s British and Irish Cup fixture against Munster A on Sunday 17th January, Redpath said: “We understand that in some ways we didn’t perform to our best and didn’t put in a great show of ourselves in the first eleven games in my view and we certainly lost three games that we shouldn’t have lost and we need to take that on the chin and make sure it’s round two now, we know who the opposition are and they know about us and we need to be better and I think that is the key part.  We lost to Munster 14-9 away and there were some good performances that evening but we need to stay on track and keep on winning and we have done that in the last four matches and that’s a big thing, momentum is key we need to keep challenging ourselves to be better than we were in the first half of the season.”

There has been upheaval for the team ahead of this game with the training ground at Kirkstall out of bounds due to flooding but Redpath said this has not disrupted them too much.  “The damage is to the ground floor, so all the lockers, the gymnasium and the physiotherapy areas are all damaged so that is just something we have got to get on with.  I think the powers that be and all the insurance companies have been and sorted it out.  West Park Leeds have been great to us, all the committee and people involved have been brilliant so we are fortunate that it’s such a good facility for us to move into and it has been a very smooth transition.