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Tuesday 12 December 2017

'I hope we hammer them' - Ronan O'Gara slams Scotland for their pre-match remarks

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Ireland and Munster legend Ronan O'Gara has hit out at the behaviour of the Scottish players who spoke in the media this week.

Much of the pre-game chatter has centred around the controversial meeting of Munster and Glasgow in the Champions Cup last month when Gregor Townsend's men targeted Conor Murray at maul time.

The Scots have been talking up their chances all week and have continually spoke of their intention to target Ireland's scrumalf.

Their remarks clearly irked O'Gara.

Speaking on RTE today, he said: "If Scotland defend like Glasgow defended and they are allowed do whatever they want at the maul, then advantage Scotland. If it is policed correctly, then Ireland will win penalties.

"I thought going into the game that Ireland would have a better scrum and a better maul and hopefully mentally stronger than them.

"For what it's worth, I hope Ireland hammer them today because of the way Scotland behaved during the week.

"We were brought up on the fact that you work hard and talk afterwards."

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