O’Connell proud of his pack

Guinness PRO12 Editor

28 May 2011

OConnell_final

Munster skipper Paul O’Connell paid tribute to his pack after seeing his side lift the Magners League title at Thomond Park.

Munster’s front three in particular stepped up to the plate in the final, setting up the platform for their side to be crowned champions for the third time.

Winning a late penalty try through their power up-front capped the performance and delighted O’Connell.

“The scrum was just great today,” he said.

“Going into the game we knew that so much of the match was going to depend on the scrum and we were excellent there today.

“Our boys did great and stepped right up to the mark, as we did against the Ospreys two weeks ago.

“We haven’t necessarily been where we have wanted to be at times this year but today is very special for us.

“We have some great players coming through and the future looks fantastic.”