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Loose talk of Toulouse off topic for fully focused Leinster

Loose talk, like talk of Toulouse, is not welcome in the Leinster camp this week.

Questions are entertained but answers are short shrift.

No, Cian Healy did not watch Toulouse handing erstwhile Top14 leaders Stade Francais a 49-18 hammering on Sunday evening.

"I helped my wife plan for a business trip this week," the 36-year-old Ireland prop tells RTÉ Sport.

Toulouse boss Ugo Mola picked six of the starters from their semi-final win over Harlequins, while Francois Cros, Peato Mauvaka and Emmanuel Meafou came off the bench.

Antoine Dupont was an unused substitute, while Blair Kinghorn, Paul Costes and Romain Ntamack were all rested as the five-time European champions moved top of the French league.

"I'll look at that game at some point during the week, next week," he adds.

Leinster beat the French outfit in the last two seasons in Dublin at the semi-final stage; relatively speaking, both victories, 40-17 and 41-22, were straightforward wins.

Surely Healy is expecting a different proposition when the teams meet in London on Saturday week?

"I expect Ulster to be very strong this weekend and that’s what I’m preparing for."

After last season’s BTK URC semi-final defeat to Munster at the Aviva Stadium, no one can blame Leinster for recalibrating their approach to the final stretch.

They ended up trophyless, while Munster lifted silverware in Cape Town.

"We will screw up our whole league campaign if we focus on next week," said Healy, who recently signed on for another year with Leinster and is on course to become the province’s most capped player if he plays six times more to beat Devin Toner’s 280, while he’s just five short of taking Brian O’Driscoll’s record (133) for Irish caps.

"We do well in the early part of the season day-by-day,