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Published: 09:53 | 20/4/18

Every player at the club is on a different journey – Racing's Ryan

It will be strange facing Munster Sunday but Donnacha Ryan is relishing it nonetheless.

The veteran lock left Munster to join Racing in 2017 and will meet his old side as Munster face Racing 92 in the European Champions Cup semi-final at the Stade Chaban-Delmas in Bordeaux on Sunday, 22 April, live on BT Sport 3 on the eir Sport pack [kick-off 3.15pm Irish time].

Ryan was part of the French side when they enjoyed a victory over Munster in the pool game in early January.

He told RTE: "It was very strange, very strange. It was very interesting because when you play alongside them you know how hard they work and how they back each other up. 

"To be on the opposite side and see the action and feel how hard they hit, it probably just cemented my feelings that I had on them beforehand that they're top professionals and top guys.

 "Having moved over here, the appreciation I have for the time I had there has gone through the roof. Munster are so respected over here and it's great to be able to look at it from this lens."

With Dan Carter, 36, at out-half, Ryan acknowledges that there is a nice mix of youth and experience at Racing.

"Every player at the club is on a different journey. There are individuals who are just starting their careers and are excited to be involved in the competition and playing top class teams. 

"And there are other lads who are the far end of their careers that don't have much time left and would love to accomplish a fantastic accolade like getting to a Heineken Cup final and create history as well."

Image: Inpho

Munster face Racing 92 in the European Champions Cup semi-final at the Stade Chaban-Delmas in Bordeaux on Sunday, 22 April, live on BT Sport 3 on the eir Sport pack [kick-off 3.15pm Irish time].

Image: Inpho/Billy Stickland

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