"Teams sometimes play these sort of games beforehand. Each to their own but if they have to wheel Jonny out on to the pitch, they'll do it.
â00I have no doubt heâ00ll be there."
ON THE CROKE PARK FACTOR -
"Croke Park will be used as a motivational force in wanting to beat England, but it will be just like any other time we play against them. The Grand Slam is gone now but you donâ00t sulk for the rest of the competition. You have to dig in and get as many wins as possible."
ON CAPTAINING IRELAND AT CROKE PARK -
"It was very difficult sitting out the first game at Croke Park, but thankfully Iâ00ve recovered from the injury and Iâ00m really looking forward to Saturday afternoon.
â00I spoke to Paul (O'Connell) afterwards and he said in his speech at the dinner that it was an emotional occasion for him and his family and Iâ00m sure it will be a huge occasion for me too to lead the team out, particularly as it's against England."