Kevin McLaughlin and Mike Prendergast on The Hard Yards 5 years ago

Kevin McLaughlin and Mike Prendergast on The Hard Yards

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It's a big week of rugby...


Leinster face Racing 92 in the Champions Cup Final in Bilbao on Friday, and what better way to get yourself ready for the game than to listen to the latest episode of The Hard Yards.

To discuss the week ahead, host Andy McGeady and SportsJOE reporter Pat McCarry joined by Kevin McLaughlin and Mike Prendergast.

Kevin has won the Heineken Cup with Leinster three times so he's the ideal person to give an insight into what will be going on in both camps this week.


Mike is coaching with Oyonnax in France in the Top 14 and gives the panel the thoughts on the ground in France and also an insight into the Racing team whom they regularly face in France.

1.00- Munster's win and Pro14 permutations
6.00 - Mike gives the view from France
11.00 - Why Maxime Machenaud absence will be key, and why it gives Leinster a big advantage
14.00 - How Racing can win the game
20.00 - Two key players in the game
22.00 - How Leinster will play
26.00 - Fan questions
36.00 - Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding

The Hard Yards

This week: How Leinster can beat Racing, Ringrose's key battle, and the view from France

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