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Published: 12:35 | 16/10/16

Van der Flier wants improvement ahead of Montpellier clash


Leinster’s Josh van der Flier is aiming for an improved display when his side travel to face Montpellier in their second game in the Champions Cup.

The Blue’s 33-15 victory over Castres in the RDS now sees them sit top of pool four, but van der Flier believes the trip to face Montpellier will require a top-drawer performance.

"It doesn’t get any easier. Montpellier are a brilliant side. It will be a very tough task, especially in France. We’ll have to up it a bit but we’re looking forward to it." Said the 23-year-old.

"It was a really, really tough game [against Castres], especially up front. I thought the front rows and lock put in an unbelievable performance. It was tough grind, there’ll be a few sore bodies, but it was a good win.

"We knew they’d really bring it to us. Their real strength is up front and in the maul and scrum so we knew as forwards we had to front up. I thought we did that. We set a really good marker in the first half. That kind of set us up for the rest of the game. "

The flanker also suggested his team’s defence will need to be tighter after they conceded a try prior to half-time on Saturday.

"Leo just said we need a fast start to the second half and that’s kind of what we did. We didn’t really give them much momentum at the start of the second half and that kind of set us up well.

"It’s disappointing to concede 15 points but defensively it felt quite comfortable out there. It was a really good defensive performance because Castres are a brilliant team. They are a very good attacking side so we were pleased with our defence."

Leinster will face Montpellier on the 23rd of October in the Altrad stadium.

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