Leo Cullen looks ahead to this weekend’s game against Ospreys in the RDS Arena and discusses the importance of being physically prepared with a short gap between games.

After the win over Zebre on Sunday moved Leinster to within one point of Connacht in the Guinness PRO12 table, focus quickly shifted to the next game in the match against Ospreys in the RDS Arena.

With a flight back from Italy on Sunday evening and a rest day on Monday, the players were back in to prepare for Saturday’s match on Tuesday, giving them four days to prepare.

“We’ve a very short turnaround. It’s important that we manage the bodies so we’re in best possible shape,” Leo Cullen said after the win in Parma on Sunday.

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Ospreys lost their Guinness PRO12 match with Connacht on the weekend, 30-22, and with the Welsh side pushing for the top four, and Champions Cup qualification, Cullen knows they will be coming to the RDS looking to break Leinster’s unbeaten run at home in the Guinness PRO12 which stretches back over a year.

“Ospreys I’m sure will be disappointed; they were very unlucky with the loss that they had. They had a try disallowed that could have easily won them the game. They know they have to really perform. Obviously they’re really trying to push for the top four themselves, and even the top six as well. It’s fine margins some of these games. We need to make sure we’re as best prepared as possible for that.”

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