Waterford defender Noel Connors says “it's always a thriller” when the Deise men and Cork meet in the hurling championship.
Paraic Fanning's side were eliminated from the Liam McCarthy Cup race last Sunday after losing out to Limerick and will be playing for pride on Saturday evening when they travel to Pairc Ui Chaoimh (throw-in 7pm).
"There's been a tradition over many generations between Waterford and Cork, we're hoping it's going to be similar on Saturday," Connors told Sky Sports.
"We know each other quite well, and being neighbours, it adds more value to the game as well. Every time you have a Waterford vs Cork game, it's always a thriller and please God it will be similar on Saturday.
"The Munster championship is the pinnacle of provincial hurling. Every time you go out to play, whether it's Cork, Tipperary, Clare or Limerick, it's always a fantastic occasion.
"Any time you put on the Waterford jersey and see the red of Cork, it's always one to look forward to."
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