Published: 12:23 | 3/12/19

Larmour relishing tough Northampton test

Winger Jordan Larmour is preparing for a tough challenge when Leinster travel to Franklin’s Gardens to take on Northampton in the Champions Cup this weekend.

Leo Cullen’s side have enjoyed an excellent start to the new campaign with nine wins from nine games played in the PRO14 and Champions Cup so far.

After beating Benetton and Lyon in their opening two pool games, Leinster now face Northampton in the first of back-to-back games against the English Premiership side over the next two weeks.

With both sides level on nine points at the top of Pool 1, Larmour believes this will be the toughest challenge Leinster have faced so far this season.

"They're a very good attacking side with a good kicking game and good defence,” he said. 

“We're going to have to be switched on and to come up with a good game plan. This will probably be our toughest challenge yet.

"We always put pressure on ourselves to perform. We've got a bit of momentum now but it's just important that we forget about that, put it behind us and focus all our attention on two big weeks.

"We have high standards and we need to live up to them.

"It's hugely exciting. Both teams have been going well. Every point counts. It's important we're switched on and we bring it.

"We're just focusing on how to beat Northampton. We'll do our homework, see where we can exploit our game plan. Come Saturday, the better team will win."

Larmour also revealed that there is an excellent spirit within the Leinster camp following their strong start to the season.

"We're building nicely and everyone's looking forward to getting back on the pitch this week," he added.

"There's always different things you can work on. It's important we fix them on the training pitch. Last week we had about 44 people in training so there's massive competition and standards are high.

"I'm enjoying my rugby at the moment. As long as I'm getting game time, I don't really mind where I'm playing. 

"You need games to be getting better. It's in the games where you really show yourself."

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