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Watch: Bernard Jackman & Denis Hurley Explain Where Pro14 Will Be Won

On Saturday, Leinster take on Glasgow in the Pro14 final in Celtic Park as they look to retain the title they impressively won last season.

The Warriors will no doubt prove stiff competition for Leo Cullen’s men, but Leinster’s Champions Cup final defeat to Saracens earlier this month may give them an extra incentive to once again take home the domestic title.

But where will Saturday’s game be won?

Leinster Munster

Former Leinster and Ireland hooker, Bernard Jackman feels that discipline could have a massive part to play on who leaves Glasgow with the Pro14 title.

“Generally finals can be quite tight and tetchy affairs. It’s often discipline, the team that can control the referee, stay calm under pressure, withstand those long phases of possession without giving away penalties or easy points.

“They’re the teams who manage that and generally, they’re the teams who have experience of finals rugby.

“Using all that experience, or international experience to make sure you can deal with the pressure but also play to the level of your potential.”

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Denis Hurley, former Munster and Ireland full-back, gave his take on how reaching a final and lifting silverware is the crowning achievement of any season.

“A final is the end, final product of a long season, a pre-season. You set out at the beginning of the season every team says that their ultimate (goal) is that they want to win the league and win in Europe.

“But again only two teams get to the final and that opportunity I suppose just banking away that knowledge that you’ve achieved so much already but also that you’re very close to going that one step closer and lifting silverware.

“I think it’s just excitement in general for those involved and it is just a great experience to have.”

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