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Les Kiss particularly will be disappointed by the concession of another three tries for the second week in a row, and afterwards Schmidt noted they only conceded three in the entirety of last season’s successful Six Nations defence.
Error-strewn victory gives Schmidt much to ponder
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times
“I don’t know how many coaches would show the kind of faith that Joe has shown in me."
Nathan White relieved to make Ireland Test debut
Ciaran Donaghy - Belfast Newsletter
"In Ireland, I would have grown up with an ‘up and out’ defence, but we’re actually going ‘up and in’ with Grenoble."
‘Some day I’d love to coach in Ireland’ – Jackman driving Grenoble forward
Murray Kinsella - The42.ie
"This was to try and ensure the impact on local residents and the community was kept to a minimum following the match which kicked off at the later time of 20:00hrs.
Hannah Furness - Telegraph
Paul O'Connell pushes Simon Zebo over, scaring him into scoring try
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