Speaking of the upcoming game against France in Paris, O'Sullivan urged caution. Referring to the obvious areas needing attention such as the srcum and the lineout, he noted that it will be a difficult match for Ireland. Yet he was quick to empahsise that the team are sure to rise to the occasion, and given that they met the target of three home wins, O'Sullivan remains positive as ever about the very definitive possibilty of an Irish win in Paris.
After another excellent performance, Ulsterman Gary Longwell agreed that the Italian side were very physical, "they made it very difficult for us and were happy to give away penalties rather than allow us through to score tries. But we had spoken about this and knew what to expect. I think the good thing is that we kept our discipline and kept our heads."