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Here's what Paul O'Connell and his Munster teammates eat before games

The province’s performance nutritionist, Dr. Catherine Norton, runs through the game-day food options.

Source: Munster Rugby/YouTube

CARRYING MORE THAN 100kg of muscle mass around a pitch for 80 minutes or more is no easy feat, so professional rugby players require a great amount of pre-match nutrition to fuel themselves.

Munster have released the above video in which their performance nutritionist, Dr. Catherine Norton, details exactly what it is that Paul O’Connell and his teammates eat on game day.

The emphasis is on carbohydrates to provide the players with a readily-available source of energy. Head coach Anthony Foley will be hoping his men are as well fed as usual before Saturday’s important Guinness Pro12 visit to Edinburgh.

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