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Tackle Your Feelings ambassador Jack Carty supports the group’s #ImTakingControl campaign. Photo: James Crombie/INPHO

Tackle Your Feelings ambassador Jack Carty supports the group’s #ImTakingControl campaign. Photo: James Crombie/INPHO

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Tackle Your Feelings ambassador Jack Carty supports the group’s #ImTakingControl campaign. Photo: James Crombie/INPHO

Jack Carty stares out at the abyss and sees a sea of unshaven faces staring vacantly from spare bedrooms. The Connacht and Ireland out-half has an important message to deliver and Zoom is the method of communication we're all embracing during the lockdown.

Normally, this chat would be taking place around a table decorated by half-eaten sandwiches and cups of coffee, but these are changed times.

So, one by one the gentlemen of the rugby press join the call and make their presence known. Carty logs in and we watch a video he has made in conjunction with Rugby Players Ireland, promoting their 'Tackle Your Feelings' app, which acts as a mental health support.