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Johnny Sexton Is Relishing The Challenge Of Silencing The Glasgow Crowd Tomorrow

Johnny Sexton Is Relishing The Challenge Of Silencing The Glasgow Crowd Tomorrow

Leinster take on Glasgow in the Pro14 final tomorrow evening, needing a win to avoid ending a stellar season empty-handed. It will be no easy task for the Irish province, considering the form the Warriors have displayed throughout the campaign.

The venue is also set to make this one a more daunting challenge. The match will take place at Celtic Park in Glasgow, with over 40,000 tickets sold thus far. The vast majority of those in attendance are expected to support the Scottish side.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's clash, Johnny Sexton said that it is a task that Leinster will have attempt to cherish.

We have to try and cherish that, don't we? I think Saracens are a great example over the years of a team that have thrived in other teams' back gardens.

We need to try and take a little bit of that into tomorrow.

It'll be 23 of us against probably 40,000. I don't know how many Leinster fans will make it over having put their hands in their pockets to come to Newcastle.

We probably let them down there a little bit and want to repay them. It'll be a tough challenge for us, but one we're looking forward to.

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Sexton is set to start tomorrow's game having been on the bench for the semi final victory over Munster. With many claiming he had been dropped for that one, he may have an extra point to prove heading into the final.

He also has previous form with the Glasgow crowd, having been the focus of their attentions during a Champions Cup pool match late in 2017. Leinster would win that one relatively comfortably, and Sexton will no doubt be hoping for a repeat of that tomorrow.

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Gary Connaughton

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