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


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