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Heineken Cup: Paul O'Connell says Toulouse will relish trip to Thomond Park

Last Updated: 20/01/14 9:38am

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Paul O'Connell: Expecting tense contest with Toulouse

Paul O'Connell: Expecting tense contest with Toulouse

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Munster second row Paul O'Connell says Toulouse won't have any fears about travelling to Thomond Park for their Heineken Cup quarter-final.

The four-time winners will visit Limerick for the first time in April after failing to pick up a bonus point against Zebre in their final pool game.

Munster secured a home quarter-final courtesy of a six-try romp against Edinburgh on Sunday, but O'Connell knows there are bigger tests to come.

"It's certainly better than having to go away, there's no doubt about that," said O'Connell.

"But a team like Toulouse will have no fears of coming to us and like us they're a team that needs the big occasion to focus their minds.

"I'm sure they will be relishing coming to Thomond Park now. It won't be a bad one for us because it will certainly focus our minds as well.

"They're a real traditional team, a club with a traditional coaching staff, with old-school values, so there will be no better fixture to focus their minds than coming here."

Meanwhile, Munster wing Keith Earls is a major doubt for Ireland's Six Nations opener against Scotland after suffering a knee injury during the win over Edinburgh.

The 26-year-old had to be withdrawn after just 24 minutes, the returning Simon Zebo replacing him, and will have a scan on Monday.

"Probably, short term, it will take a week or two," said Munster coach Rob Penney.

"He'll get a scan tomorrow when he goes to international camp."

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