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Among Ireland’s starting XV in Stadio Olimpico that day were six Leinster players, including captain Jamie Heaslip and talisman Brian O’Driscoll.
And 29-year-old Garcia believes the Pro12 clash between Zebre and Leinster on April 21 – which will be played at Stadio Citta del Tricolore in Reggio Emilia – will now hold extra significance in the minds of Heaslip and co.
“Leinster are a top-class European team,” he said. “It will be a good match for us as a group to measure ourselves against a team who has won the last two Heineken Cups.
“I’m sure that everyone who saw the Italy v Ireland game in the Six Nations won’t want to miss the game on April 21 at Reggio Emilia, a game which will again see lots of internationals on both sides.
“I think the Irish players will be desperate not to lose again in Italy after the defeat in Rome.”