Sunday 30 August 2015

Trimble: I was fed-up of underachieving

Published 15/03/2014 | 19:30

Ireland's Andrew Trimble dives in to score his side's second try during the Six Nations match at the Stade de France, Paris, France.
Ireland's Andrew Trimble dives in to score his side's second try during the Six Nations match at the Stade de France, Paris, France.

Try scorer Andrew Trimble has said that he was fed-up of underachieving in a green jersey and this performance was culmination of hard work.

The Ulster wing has struggled at times to transform his provincial form into the international stage and has said that he has worked hard over the past couple of years, getting his just rewards today in Paris and Ireland claimed the Six Nations championship with the Ulster back outstanding.

“The last couple of years I have worked very hard,” he said.

“I was fed-up of under-performing and I sat down with Mervyn Murphy and Joe to work on my game.”

“At times I was so disappointed with how things went in an Ireland jersey, but I have learned a lot from Joe.”

In what was a physical game, Trimble says he felt every single hit.

“I took half a dozen hits and they were on the nose, so I was a little dazed.”

“I didn’t want to end up looking like Chris Henry,” he joked.

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