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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Rog's view on...

"I'm not negative, I'm hugely ambitious, but the lesson was learned from the last time -- shouting 'we're going to win the World Cup', we saw what happened. The goal for us is to get out of the group and then reassess. Obviously the ultimate goal, the dream goal, is to win the World Cup, but you don't think like that."

Pool rivals Australia

"It is all well and good talking about New Zealand and stuff but we are yet to beat them, so we can't be talking purposefully about that; it is something none of the current squad have done. But Australia, yeah, I think there is an opportunity there."

Wallabies fly-half

Quade Cooper

"I think he mixes from the superlative to the very, very ordinary. He is dangerous, but I think sometimes these fellahs can be got at too. He'll be a key player for them and his footwork looks incredible, but I think there will be opportunities for our team when we play against them as well."

Irish Independent

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