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# Memories
Six Nations golden moments: Paulie’s ‘manic aggression’ speech, 2007
In BOD’s absence, Paul O’Connell will lead Ireland out against Wales on Sunday. He’s pretty good at the pre-match words of encouragement.

AS WE COUNT down to tomorrow’s Six Nations kick-off, we’re reliving one of our favourite tournament memories every day this week. What better way to whet the appetite…

If someone’s walking, if someone isn’t filling a gap, you get on his case, you say it to him. If I’m fucking walking, I want to hear it.

Listen to me now, listen to me. I want them standing back thinking “what the fuck is going on here?” Not for the first five minutes, every fucking minute of the game.

Fucking manic aggression. Did you scare anyone? Did you fucking put the fear of God into anyone?

Wales, we’re ready.

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