"I've put on about a stone over the season. I don't think there was a specific reason in terms of becoming bulkier for No 8 or anything like that, I had to get bigger, for my own sake, for injury prevention and so on, and for the team's sake."
"I'm rooming with Zebo, man-marking him to be honest, he needs to be baby-sat. Ah no, it's grand, I know Simon years, we were in school together and my dad has videos of us playing U-8s together. He's had a fantastic season."
"I have a huge amount of respect for Tony as a coach and a tremendous sense of gratitude because he picked me and made me captain. There is a bigger outlook on the effect he had on the previous five or six years, and he is the main reason Munster can be positive for the future with the guys he's brought through."