'Every team has a vulnerability' - Penney aims to exploit Clermont weaknesses

The Munster head coach has urged his side to capitalise on any opportunities this weekend.

Munster head coach Rob Penney at yesterday's press conference.
Munster head coach Rob Penney at yesterday's press conference.

MUNSTER COACH ROB Penney is confident his side can cause Clermont problems in the Heineken Cup semi-final this weekend.

While Penney is under no illusions as to the difficulty of the task, he believes Munster must not overestimate the opposition’s ability.

“Even when you’re facing a large team like Clermont, every team has a vulnerability,” he said. “That’s what we’re trying to get across with this group. They’ll give us opportunities, but we’ll have to take the opportunities when they’re provided.”

While Penney admits it will be difficult playing the French side in their own country, he suggests it is not a major concern.

“The challenge is playing them in their own country and we’ve discussed the challenge. But it’s not something we’ve discussed specifically.”

Penney is hopeful his side can produce a similar level of performance to their display against Harlequins in the previous round, explaining:

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“We started to get the emotional energy [against Harlequins], so then your physical energy responds positively as well. When that happens, you get a response,” he added.

Additional reporting by Aoife Danagher of

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