Ireland’s RBS 6 Nations squad got down to business at the University of Limerick’s University Arena on Tuesday as they came together to train ahead of Saturday week’s clash with France. Click on the link to view our training photo gallery.
Speaking this week from the training base in Limerick, Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll said there was a very positive feeling in the camp particularly as three of the provinces – Leinster, Munster and Connacht – have reached European quarter-finals.
“This is my tenth Six Nations. I’ve felt both sides of coming into camp, not being in the (Heineken Cup) knock-out stages, losing out on the last day and on other occasions being in the quarter-finals.
“Certainly there’s a bit of pep in your step coming into camp. You’re feeling good, you’ve European rugby to play after the Six Nations.
“It definitely does help the mood – the more Irish teams there are in the knock-out stages in Europe the better it is for us. That’s a great positive.”
Click here to view photos from Ireland’s training session at the University of Limerick on Tuesday.