Denis Leamy believes Munster have the experience to beat the Stormers

Denis Leamy believes Munster have the experience to beat the Stormers

Munster's defence coach, Denis Leamy, believes that the province has the experience in their squad to beat the DHL Stormers in the URC final this weekend.

Munster will head to Cape Town to face the Stormers, the defending champions, on Saturday and will be in a confident mood ahead of the final.

After overcoming Leinster in the semi-final, a video circulated online of Munster's South African counterparts celebrating the win over Leinster.

There had been debate as to whether the players and staff were celebrating an easier game in the final or the fact that they didn't have to travel to Dublin for the final.

Munster has not won silverware in 12 years, but they do have a number of players who have won trophies in their career.

Leamy, who was part of Ireland's Grand Slam-winning side in 2009 and won the Heineken Cup in 2006 and 2008 with Munster, is also part of the current Munster side that includes Keith Earls, Conor Murray, Peter O'Mahony, and head coach Graham Rowntree. Rowntree won multiple Premiership titles with Leicester and three Five/Six Nations titles with England.

"We're very lucky in terms of having a lot of experience in the room in terms of winning silverware," said Leamy. "I mentioned Pete earlier; he's won a lot with Ireland. Conor's won a lot with Ireland. You look at the World Cup winners, RG Snyman, Malakai Fekitoa, so there are people.

"You even take it back to someone like Graham Rowntree, who has won so much himself, so I think it is important that we control that environment a bit and use the experiences of the guys who have played in big finals."

Munster's game against the Stormers starts at 5:30pm on Saturday.