PODCAST: Ronan O'Gara and Kevin McLaughlin on The Hard Yards 4 years ago

PODCAST: Ronan O'Gara and Kevin McLaughlin on The Hard Yards

ROG's time working with Joe Schmidt, Peter O'Mahony captaining the Lions, the Maori All Blacks and the selection headaches for Warren Gatland.


Ronan O'Gara, Kevin McLoughlin, SportsJOE's Pat McCarry, Andy Rowe from The Rugby Pod and Ladbrokes' Hayley O'Connor join host Joe Harrington this week.

Here's what the crew spoke about.

1.15 - The best golfers in the Irish rugby squad
3:30 - ROG on his young son playing against a giant 13-year-old last week
5:00 - ROG on working alongside Joe Schmidt with Ireland
7:00 - Kev on the first few months working with Schmidt at Leinster
12:00 - Joey Carberry's reaction to his poor performance against USA Eagles
14:50 - ROG on taking part in Ireland training last week, Ringrose impressed
16:30 - Does he have plans to join up with the Irish coaching ticket again?
19:50 - Is there reason to be hopeful about the Lions next few weeks?
21:30 - The selection headaches facing Warren Gatland ahead of the first test
25:00 - What is the difference between Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell?
26:50 - ROG on needing the pressure of goal kicking in a big game
30:00 - Kev on the pack that faces the Maori All Blacks on Saturday
33:00 - A theory why Peter O'Mahony is captaining for the Maori All Blacks game
35:30 - Predictions from ROG, Kev and Pat
38:30 - Andy Rowe from The Rugby Pod tells us about the feeling in New Zealand about the series
41:00 - The issue of referee interpretation is raising its head, the guys discuss it
46:00 - Andy runs us through the Maori All Black starting XV
51:00 - The New Zealand team to face Samoa on Friday and what it tells us about next Saturday
58:45 - Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes with Lions odds and the best bets for Ascot and the colour of the Queen's hat