PODCAST: ROG, Stephen Ferris, James Downey and Fionn Carr on The Hard Yards 4 years ago

PODCAST: ROG, Stephen Ferris, James Downey and Fionn Carr on The Hard Yards

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Ronan O'Gara, Stephen Ferris, James Downey and Fionn Carr join SportsJOE's Pat McCarry and guest host Joe Harrington on The Hard Yards.

1:00 - James and Fionn remember their Churchill Cup appearance in '09
2:40 - The boys react to the three changes to the Lions starting XV
4:00 - ROG on the inclusion of both Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell
8:20 - James on what Owen Farrell brings to the number 12 jersey
10:40 - The thinking behind including Sam Warburton ahead of Peter O'Mahony
12:40 - Is it a better team with Warburton ahead of O'Mahony?
15:20 - Whose decision was it to pick Owen Farrell at 12 ahead of Ben Te'o?
18:25 - The sudden importance of Liam Williams to this Lions side
20:10 - ROG on the combination of players on the bench
23:30 - Why how Ireland beat New Zealand is no use to the Lions
29:00 - How big a bearing will French referee Jerome Garces have on the game?
35:00 - Stephen Ferris tells us about golfing and going on the beers in New Zealand
37:00 - The New Zealand team and the guys reaction to the two changes
39:20 - That Kieran Read pass
42:30 - Ferris on Warburton and Itoje being brought into the team
47:21 - Has the New Zealand media gone too far with the criticism of Warren Gatland?
49:31 - Marcus Horan's theory on why the media are going in so hard on Gatland
50:45 - Predictions for All Blacks vs Lions II
54:26 - Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes with all the odds for the second test