Saturday 19 January 2019

'My favourite TV show is Australian MasterChef. I'm a bit of a foodie. I've always got greek yoghurt, feta cheese and chorizo in my fridge'

Take 20: Devin Toner

‘I was a pretty chunky kid,’ Devin Toner admits. Photo: Sportsfile
‘I was a pretty chunky kid,’ Devin Toner admits. Photo: Sportsfile

1: Pre-match meal?

Lasagne

2: Favourite player growing up?

Malcolm O'Kelly

3: Best away day room-mate and why?

Rhys Ruddock. Kindred spirits!

4: Who would headline your house party?

System of a Down

5: First song they would play?

Chop Suey.

6: You win the lotto, what is the first thing you would buy?

Mercedes G-Wagon.

7: Favourite movie?

The Blues Brothers.

8: Favourite TV show and why?

Australian MasterChef. I'm a bit of a foodie!

9: Earliest rugby memory growing up?

Playing in a blitz up in Coleraine for North Kildare U-10s.

10: Who is the joker in the dressing room?

Fergus McFadden.

11: Favourite holiday destination and why?

Mexico. The people, the weather, the food, all awesome.

12: Favourite away ground to play at?

Thomond Park.

13: Three people (dead or alive) who you would invite to dinner?

Anthony Bourdain, Eddie Vedder and Larry David.

14: Most memorable moment in rugby?

Before this year's Grand Slam it was the All Blacks game in Chicago.

15: Do you have any pre-match superstitions/rituals?

Nope.

16: Who is the best player you have played alongside and why?

Isa Nacewa. The consummate professional.

17: Who is the best player you have played against and why?

Of the second rows I would say Bakkies Botha. As hard as nails.

18: Can you tell us one interesting fact about yourself?

I was a pretty chunky kid!

19: Name three things that are always in your fridge?

Greek yoghurt, feta cheese and chorizo.

20: Best advice you ever got?

Put the head down and work hard. Don't wait for things to happen, make them happen yourself.

Irish Independent

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