PODCAST: Ronan O'Gara and Kevin McLaughlin on The Hard Yards 3 years ago

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

The future of Munster and Leinster and how players perceive the media is covered by the lads.


A brand new episode of The Hard Yards has landed with ROG, Kev McLaughlin, SportsJOE's Pat McCarry joining host Andy McGeady this week.

1:00 - The Mike Ross appreciation society
3:20 - The task of replacing John Hayes
4:35 - Kev on the impact Mike Ross had on his career
7:07 - What Munster learned from that defeat to Saracens
10:51 - Did Munster have a Plan B?
13:20 - What will Leinster take away from their defeat to Clermont?
15:25 - ROG on the Munster players who drove them on after the Northampton game in 2000
16:40 - Kev's brilliant insight into a broken Leinster dressing room in 2008
20:00 - Ronan's view on Munster's new signings Chris Farrell, James Hart and JJ Hanrahan
24:15 - Kev on Leinster and Munster taking it to the next level and challenging Saracens
26:28 - Andrew Trimble's refreshingly honest words about how players deal with the media
29:00 - Kev on how the players are prepped for an interview
32:30 - ROG on his dealings with the media
34:50 - ROG on how the media portrayed him during his playing days
38:40 - The boys speak about how obsessed they were with player ratings
42:50 - Do the guys accept that the media and the teams need each other?
48:55 - Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes on this week's Pro12 action