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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Tuitupou On . . .

The Haka

"It's a challenge. Performing it does get you going but it should get the opposition going too. I see no reason why teams can't respond to it, walk towards it or whatever as long as it doesn't go too far."

Lifeimi Mafi's tackle on Gordon D'Arcy

"If that tackle was made in Tonga, it would have been 'play on' but with professionalism there are rules that have to be followed and that is the way it has to be. You can be physical but you have to be in control too."

Tonga

"It's a beautiful place and I love it there but you would have to say it's a bit like a third-world country, which is why so many Tongans head off to New Zealand. They don't even have traffic lights in Tonga, they've only just brought in roundabouts and there was absolute chaos!"

Keith Earls

"He obviously hasn't played yet this season but he looks a pretty special player to me, a lot of pace, a lot of skills; it would be brilliant if he plays this weekend."

Irish Independent

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