No.8 Jamie Heaslip won yet another man-of-the-match award for his perfomance in Leinster's defeat of Munster
Jamie Heaslip admits Leinster's defensive durability was the key factor in their 16-6 Magners League semi-final win over Munster.
Ireland full-back Rob Kearney’s try and 11 points from the boot of fly-half Jonathan Sexton secured Leinster their third success of the season over their arch-rivals.
Heaslip was named man-of-the-match for his towering performance at the base of the scrum and insists their hard work off the pitch is starting to reap its rewards.
Michael Cheika’s men will now face Ospreys in the final to leave Heaslip, who made five appearances in this year’s RBS 6 Nations, thrilled.
“For the past couple of seasons we have worked very hard on our defence with Kurt (McQuilkin) and we again showed that,” said Heaslip.
“Not many teams come through us, but credit to Munster because they came at us right until the end.
“It was another hard-fought battle and we’re delighted to get the win and we’re in contention for a bit of silverware, so we’re happy.
“The lads really dug deep and we’re looking forward to facing the Ospreys in what should be a great game. They’re a fantastic side right across the park.”