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He may no longer be an All Black but Dan Carter can certainly still play ball.

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Where We Were Today

Sean Farrell was at Ireland HQ in Carton House for the start of the final week of the Six Nations campaign while Ryan Bailey was catching up with Leo Cullen in UCD and the Ireland U20s in Sandymount.

Mick Kearney with Jamie Heaslip Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

On The Record

“I’m always slagging him that he’s going around with his notepad, taking notes all the time; he knows his job inside out. That’s what we ask people to do when they come into this squad first – to fit in first and then perform.”

Jamie Heaslip admits he gives Josh van der Flier a bit of slagging but is first to acknowledge his team-mate’s work ethic.

The Fixture List

  • The Champions League continues on Tuesday with two Round of 16 second-legs. Manchester City host Dynamo Kyiv while Atletico Madrid entertain PSV Eindhoven (both 7.45pm). 
  • In the Championship, there are three fixtures with Brighton facing Reading, Hull playing Notts Forest and Ispwich coming up against Blackburn (all 7.45pm).

Showbiz, baby!

What do you do when you’ve just pocketed €75,000 in cash? Well, if you’re Germany striker Max Kruse you can clearly afford to leave it in a taxi and then get fined by your club.

Sure it’s just pocket money, anyway.

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