Friday 23 March 2018


"Barry's only a couple of doors down from me and we try to help each other out as much as we can, but there are days when we are like two grumpy old men." -- Former Munster winger Ian Dowling on fellow injury-retiree Barry Murphy.

"What do you get out of it? You get a sore hand and a week's break. You are better to let your actions do that talking." -- New Zealand captain Richie McCaw's take on the pointlessness of punching should be read closely by Leicester's suspended centre Manu Tuilagi.

"The new faces that have appeared ... Sean O'Brien, from the Growing Cocks of County Carlow ... " -- Excitement gets the better of RTE's Tom McGurk as he traces O'Brien's roots to the Fighting Cocks of Carlow.

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