Irish Examiner: Upbeat Duncan Paia’aua puts trust in instincts to bounce back with victory in Dublin

In the end, the Champions Cup round-of-16 match between Leinster and Toulon never happened, as the Top 14 side were obliged to forfeit because of Covid-19. But it was good to talk to former Queensland Red Duncan Paia’aua ahead of the match.

He had been selected at out-half for the match – a position he’d played at in Australia, but had rarely played during his time in France. My belated apologies, too, to Mr Paia’aua for the mis-spelling of his name throughout the piece – this was added at the production stage…

Toulon star Duncan Paiu’aua insists the French side will not be overawed by Leinster’s formidable European reputation and be forced into playing them at their own game on Friday evening.

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