Joe Schmidt has been putting the Irish players through their paces as the side prepare for next weekend’s World Cup warm up against Italy at the Aviva.
Munster’s John Ryan was speaking to Irish Rugby during the week after a long day which saw the squad put through tough gym and pitch sessions.
The Munster front rower says the focus is on Italy at the Aviva Stadium next Saturday.
We can’t way for the rugby to really kick off. We’ve Italy first up and that’s one we all want to play in to get things underway. It’s been a tough weeks but we want to work as hard as we can to be ready for the games in Aviva Stadium and the Rugby World Cup.
Ireland kick off the Guinness Series against Italy in Aviva Stadium on Satuday, August 10th with tickets available from ticketmaster.ie – tap here to buy now