Donnacha Ryan always has a sliotar with him at Racing, for a very good reason 4 years ago

Donnacha Ryan always has a sliotar with him at Racing, for a very good reason

Clever, clever...

Donnacha Ryan joined host Andy McGeady and SportsJOE reporter Pat McCarry on The Hard Yards rugby show this week to talk about events from the weekend.


While he did a great interview where he spoke openly and honestly, he also spoke about why he always has a sliotar with him at Racing 92. You can listen from 38.00 below.

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In case you don't have time to listen now, here's a quick run down of what Donnacha said.


"Basically, I normally use a hockey ball as a trigger point thing for recovery, but my hockey balls have all gone missing inside in the club, so I've been using a sliotar, I know nobody has a sliotar."

Ryan received a rapturous reception from the Munster faithful in Bordeaux on Sunday, with one fan firing a sliotar into his path.

"They fired a Nenagh Éire Og one onto the pitch, thankfully, I've two of them now so I can go for a few pucks without the risk of losing it."

"Yeah, I don't know was he throwing it too me or trying to hop it off my head," he laughed.