Sport | 1 week ago

No holding back here...

We've another packed show on The Hard Yards rugby podcast this week as Munster forwards coach Jerry Flannery and former Leinster and Ireland flanker Kevin McLaughlin join host Andy McGeady.

The lads preview the upcoming Champions Cup action and give fascinating insights to the mentality around, and preparations for, back-to-back European fixtures. Flannery [from 58:00] also fires back at some recent criticisms Alan Quinlan made about Munster.

"I don't think that just having played for Munster gives you any sort of insight," he said. "You have to prepare for the games."

Andy and the lads are also joined by Alan Dymock of Rugby World magazine and SportsJOE rugby reporter Pat McCarry

McLaughlin's tale of being made drink far too much Pernod by French hooker William Servat is worth the listen alone!

HIGHLIGHTS

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2:00 - Jerry reminds us he was a Hard Yards founding member
3:30 - Jerry and Kev recall their experiences together for Ireland
7:00 - Kev's bleary night in Paris and William Servat's Pernod measures
9:00 - The pros and cons of being a versatile player
16:00 - Forwards that started out as backs
20:30 - Champions Cup preview
25:30 - The perils of playing back-to-back games
28:30 - Rugby World's Alan Dymock on player migration
46:00 - Our Champions Cup predictions
51:30 - The lads answer your Twitter questions
55:00 - Jerry responds to some of Alan Quinlan's recent comments

While you're here, check out the latest episode of #SportsJOElive where we had Donegal pro boxer Jason Quigley, Cork Camogie star Ashling Thompson, alongside the ever-brilliant Dion Fanning on the couch!


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