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Video: Fergus McFadden hails the "nice cheer" he received when replacing BOD

Published 10/03/2014 | 10:31

Ireland centre Fergus McFadden was delighted with the cheer that greeted his arrival on the pitch during Ireland's 46-7 win over Italy on Saturday.

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Of course the Kildare man was speaking with tongue firmly in cheek and spoke of his determination to help Brian O'Driscoll bow out from his Ireland career with a Championship title.

"I said to Alain Rolland when he was sending me on and I said, ‘Jesus It’ll be a nice cheer I’ll receive when I go on’," he said.

"It was great for Brian, he holds a massive place in people’s hearts as a sportsman and as an icon for the country. He’s done so much for the game.

"It was a fitting finish that he was named man-of-the-match after 60 minutes.

"It’d be nice to win some silverware, Personally as well, I haven’t won anything in an Irish jersey and lots of us haven’t."

McFadden tweeted yesterday: "That standing ovation I got coming off the bench yesterday was amazing #Thanks."

It was retweeted 9,700 times.


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