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This Joe Schmidt speech is so inspirational it'll make you want to tackle the nearest Frenchman

You would commit murder for Joe Schmidt after watching this ad.

IF YOU WEREN’T already ridiculously excited for Ireland vs France tomorrow, the people at 3 have put together an ad so inspirational that it will make you want to dump tackle the nearest Frenchman.

I won’t give too much away except these two tidbits:

  1. Paul O’Connell boshes a rhino.
  2. Paul O’Connell BOSHES a bloody rhino!

Source: threeireland/YouTube

Joe Schmidt comes across as an astute tactician rather than a master motivator but that speech ticked all the boxes. And between O’Connell and Schmidt you might have missed that Robbie Henshaw was squatting a flaming barbell. Pretty impressive for a young lad albeit a little reckless by the Irish management to allow it so close to a match.

Also, taking on a rhino – easier or harder than taking down Mathieu Bastareaud?

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