"They beat Gloucester on home soil two weeks ago, but had a bit of a rough weekend at Northampton by all accounts, when they fielded a fairly experimental side against a full strength Saints team. I wouldn't read too much into it though. There may be a backlash this weekend!"
Speaking about his previous club, Cillian, 27, continued, "There haven't been too many changes since I left. They have a very good Academy system, with numerous players coming through. They also have continuity in the coaching staff and appear a highly settled side."
"Leinster are high profile visitors. It'll be a tough task for our team, but the sort of test you want as you prepare for a new season in your new stadium. "We've trained on the pitch at Salford. It's a quality surface and the set up there is unbelievable."
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