From the Telstra Stadium to Anglesea Road: Munster and Ireland lock Donncha O'Callaghan brought his season to a close at Old Belvedere RFC on Wednesday night as he took part in the Budweiser Tag 'Challenge Donncha' match
'The Burbarians', Tag rugby regulars at Suttonians, faced the might of Donncha O'Callaghan's Select 7 team in Wednesday's much-anticipated Budweiser Tag 'Challenge Donncha' match. IrishRugby.ie caught up with the big man himself before the first blow of match referee Alain Rolland's whistle.
Before his final match of the season, Wednesday's Budweiser Tag 'Challenge Donncha' encounter at Old Belvedere, Munster and Ireland lock Donncha O'Callaghan chatted to IrishRugby.ie about taking on 'The Burbarians', his opinion of Tag rugby, his summer tour experiences, Tony McGahan's appointment as Munster coach and the immediate future for the Ireland squad.
Ireland captain Rory Best and forwards coach Simon Easterby spoke to the media at the Captain's Run press conference in Paris earlier today, ahead of Ireland's RBS 6 Nations clash with France on Saturday.
Looking forward to locking horns with France, Conor Murray said: "I know with the type of players and type of game Guy Noves likes to play, they can throw up anything. We've got to be ready for any style of game, an offloading game, a free-flowing game."
Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby chats about sharing the defence coaching duties, Sean O'Brien (tight hamstring) sitting out Wednesday's training session and also talks about the strength of the Welsh back row.
Andrew Trimble talks about coming back from injury to make Ireland's RBS 6 Nations squad and dealing with the excitement and nervousness ahead of a big game like Sunday's Championship opener against Wales.
We hear from returning front rowers Adam McBurney and Conan O'Donnell, captain James Ryan and fellow newcomer Paul Kiernan as the Ireland Under-20s look forward to opening the U-20 RBS 6 Nations on Friday night against Wales at their new home of Donnybrook.
Ireland prop Tadhg Furlong spoke about the excitement of facing his first RBS 6 Nations campaign, the challenge of scrummaging against Wales and his earliest memories of the Championship - which include apple pie!