Jonathan Sexton: Victory over Munster will get Leinster's season back on track

Last Updated: 05/10/12 7:50am

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Jonathan Sexton: Sights set on defeating Munster

Jonathan Sexton: Sights set on defeating Munster

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Jonathan Sexton is confident Leinster can get their season back on track with victory over Munster in the RaboDirect PRO12 on Saturday evening.

The Irish heavyweights will clash in front of a full house at the Aviva Stadium, where Leinster will look to respond after last weekend's 28-point drubbing by Connacht.

Just like last season, Leinster have started poorly, but Sexton is backing the Heineken Cup holders to find their groove against their great rivals.

"We've come back from worse situations than this before," he said. "When Joe Schmidt first came in, we lost four of our first five games. That was a pretty tough place to be.

"People were calling for his head. People were saying the players were not performing. But we bounced back then and the next few weeks can define our season."

Ireland's two fly-halves, Sexton and Ronan O'Gara, will face off in Dublin, but the former says that the rivalry between the two provinces is bigger than the two No 10s.

"It's not about me versus Ronan O'Gara,"he stated. "It's Leinster versus Munster. That's the way and I've never looked at it as a one-on-one battle.

"At out-half, there are so many other things going on around you.

"Often it's very unfair to compare player against player after a game because one pack is on top or the other pack is on top and there are so many things that you rely on.

"I've never really looked at it as a one-on-one battle."

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