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Vincent Hogan: O'Callaghan pulling no punches

Published 08/11/2010 | 05:00

Just to give the night its balance, Donncha O'Callaghan materialises in the 'mixed zone'.

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We like to see him here for the same reason people warm to the quaint sound of candour in political life. It's like a protesting hand reaching out from behind a firewall of banalities. Donncha doesn't pre-script sentences, you see. His words fly up in angry jets from somewhere inside the rib-cage.

So it is a first international rugby post-mortem in the Aviva Stadium and O'Callaghan isn't inclined to paint smiley faces at the bottom of the charge sheet.

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