Kevin McLaughlin, Ultan Dillane, and IRFU High Performance Analyst Vinny Hammond on The Hard Yards 4 years ago

Kevin McLaughlin, Ultan Dillane, and IRFU High Performance Analyst Vinny Hammond on The Hard Yards

A great show lined up for you...

We talk Simon Zebo, Champions Cup, player performances, the moment that won Ireland the Six Nations a few years back, working under Joe Schmidt and dealing with a rampant Paul O'Connell on this week's The Hard Yards.

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Host Andy McGeady and SportsJOE reporter Pat McCarry are joined by former Leinster and Ireland flanker Kevin McLaughlin, IRFU High Performance Analyst Vinny Hammond in studio on this week's The Hard Yards.

There's also a brilliant interview with Connacht and Ireland second row Ultan Dillane who speaks about how he ended up in Connacht and how he nearly didn't make it as a professional player.

1.30 - Kev reveals a hidden talent we didn't know he had
2.20 - The panel discuss Simon Zebo's move
4.10 - Kev outlines the motivating factors for Zebo's move
5.20 - Kev and Vinny discuss the Champions Cup and the state of the groups
7.40 - What Ulster could have done differently
10.05 - Vinny Hammond and what he does for Irish Rugby
11.50 - Getting up early for Joe Schmidt
13.40 - The limitations of the international window
15.00 - What Vinny does in camp
16.00 - The key moment that won Ireland the Six Nations a few years ago
16.50 - Consistency
18.50 - Players getting upset with the performance analysts
20.20 - Paul O'Connell
25.10 - Kev's experience with Jono Gibbes and internal & external stats
31.00 - Ultan Dillane interview
34.00 - How he arrived in Connacht
48.00 - Sharing a dressing room with Bundee Aki
52.00 -  A look ahead to the weekend's games
58.52 - Listener questions with Kev