Kidney on . . .
Can Ireland win the World Cup?
"Well, there'll be heavy money on New Zealand, won't there?"
Coaching the Lions
"All I want to do is enjoy what I'm doing now. I can't control any of that talk. I've been long enough in coaching to know that you focus on the job you are doing and nothing beyond."
Overseas players in the provinces
"It's a balancing act: if the overseas guys can make the province more successful, that will help bring Irish players through. In an ideal world, there would be two Irish fellas in every position."
"I know there's hard work being done to try to put a good system in place for Connacht rugby and hopefully it will happen. The more options you have for Irish players, the better."
The All-Ireland League
"It is hugely important. Fine, the professional game is the one that's on the telly and all of that, but we can't lose sight of the amateur side of things and the All-Ireland League is what joins the two."