Monday 27 January 2020

'I can't wait to get going again' - Garry Ringrose aims to 'right a few wrongs' in Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Pictured today is Garry Ringrose, PwC Ambassador
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
Pictured today is Garry Ringrose, PwC Ambassador Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

John Brennan

Garry Ringrose can't wait to get back into a proper Irish training camp - but he doesn't expect the new coaching regime led by Andy Farrell to do a rugby version of re-inventing the wheel.

"Obviously the last time we played for Ireland it ended on a downer, but now it is about learning from that and going forward into the Six Nations," said Ringrose as he was announced as PWC's Ambassador for their sponsorship of Ireland's Under-20 team.

Ireland's ace centre said the one day camp that Farrell organised before Christmas went well.

"We were out in Abbotstown, at the new IRFU set-up out there, which was a change.

"And we talked about a few things that had happened in Japan and that we wanted to do going forward. But it was only a one-day camp, so we were limited to time to start changing things.

"We talked with (attack coach) Mike Catt about a few things. And we even went out to raise funds for homeless people, so it was all a bit different.

"But now we are focusing on the Six Nations, a new competition, a new start, and a chance to right a few of the wrongs of Japan. Personally I can't wait to get going again with Ireland."

Before that Ringrose has to finish off Leinster's Champions Cup group with a game against Benetton in Italy on Saturday, where the No 1 seeds will attempt to show that European success is a real target for the province.

PwC ambassador Garry Ringrose was speaking at the company's partnership renewal announcement with the IRFU, which took place in Aviva Stadium on Wednesday. The extension comprises key sponsorships of the Men's International U20s, U19s and U18s teams and, new under this contract, the U18s Women's and Men's Interprovincial Championships. PwC is now also the main sponsor of the National Training Squad programme.

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