Get closer to the conversation and listen in to Irish rugby stars and Three ambassadors, Jonathan Sexton, Robbie Henshaw and Paul O’Connell, open up in the #AllitTakes series.
Paul O’Connell, Robbie Henshaw and Jonathan Sexton talk about what it takes to build team spirit, slagging team-mates, the unique nature of camp and bag man Paddy ‘Rala’ O’Reilly, in the second of the three-part #AllitTakes series released by Three, proud sponsors of the Irish rugby team.
As the Irish squad faces its biggest match of the tournament to date, the trio reveal the true nature of the Ireland camp and what keeps them positive:
Sexton says there’s not really that many rules or curfews when it comes to camp but, “once you get into Rala’s room, all bets are off – it’s like getting out of camp really!”
All three are full of praise for Rala. O’Connell calls him ‘the most positive man on the planet’. According to the Ireland captain, he’s the go to man – “if you’re feeling low, you can always get a Dairy Milk or some wine gums!”
In terms of how the team gets on, O’Connell explains that they ‘work hard at getting on well together’, and Sexton describes their unique and tight bond – “it is ruthless in there…in camp, you get away with saying anything.” O’Connell agrees, adding: “All those things (slagging) are normal to us…it’s all part of camp life.”
The camp rookie of the three, Henshaw, shares his experience with ‘top notch’ room-mate Mike Ross. According to Sexton, Tommy Bowe is an ‘unbelievable snorer’ and Paul O’Connell confesses to presenting his room-mate with two brand new wax earplugs at the start of the week because he might have a ‘bad night here and there!’
Fans can catch the short film and join the conversation on three.ie, www.facebook.com/3Ireland or @ThreeIreland.