Friday 22 September 2017

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Richardt Strauss
Richardt Strauss
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

THE AIL "From what I experienced of club rugby in South Africa, it's certainly a massive step up from that and it's important we try and keep it going. The young fellas enjoy it but the older fellas don't seem to have much interest in it. It's sad I suppose. For guys who have played a bit of professional rugby it's tough to go back to an amateur set-up if you are used to a professional set-up."

BEING A PROJECT PLAYER IN IRELAND ...

"I suppose I was a bit naive coming here and thinking I was going to play loads. And I think that's the mistake most people make coming from overseas, they think they are going to play, and to be honest I did make that mistake. I thought it would happen for me and it didn't happen for me."

THE NOVEMBER INTERNATIONALS ...

"If you can't play or put your hand up, then that's frustrating. The guys did so well. I thought the Samoa game was good, I was pretty disappointed with the Australia game and even more so with the New Zealand game. I really thought we had that. It was tough, I stopped reading the news and stuff because it frustrated me."

RETURNING TO RUGBY ...

"It is going to take me a while to get back. It could be six months, maybe seven and a half months of not playing and it is a long time. But our strength and conditioning staff are really good. Our coaches have talked and I'll definitely work on certain aspects of my game like throwing and tackle technique and look at the scrum stuff. I'm going to be a bit rusty coming back."

Irish Independent

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