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30th Mar 2017

PODCAST: Stephen Ferris, Kev McLaughlin and James Coughlan on The Hard Yards

Joe Harrington

Stephen Ferris and Kevin McLaughlin join SportsJOE’s Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards this week.

The boys chat about the big Champions Cup quarter finals and they talk to former Munster back row James Coughlan about life in France with Pau.

Here’s a rundown of the talking points.

00:30 – Stephen and Kev talk about their initiations to the Irish rugby squad
06:40 – Stephen’s story about Neil Best and a homeless man in Argentina
09:05 – Leinster vs Wasps preview
12:00 – Stephen on the transition from Six Nations camp to the provincial game
15:00 – The Justin Tipuric appreciation society
17:20 – Is Nigel Owens the perfect referee for a Leinster vs Wasps game?
18:45 – Munster vs Toulouse preview
21:35 – Are Munster now a team or men rather than young lads with potential?
24:50 – Kev and Stephen talk about playing each other in the 2012 Heineken Cup final
27:00 – James Coughlan talks about life in France with Pau
28:35 – James on his experience of playing Toulouse this season and where Munster should target
33:00 – The Donnacha Ryan contract situation
35:40 – Stephen on how the IRFU and provincial contracts work
37:48 – Kev on what Munster and Ireland are losing if Donnacha Ryan moves to France
39:40 – James Coughlan on his future in France
41:05 – Alex Donohue from Ladbrokes gives the latest Champions Cup odds ahead of the weekend