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10th Nov 2022

Paddy Patterson delivers all-timer interview after inspiring Munster to South Africa win

Patrick McCarry

Paddy Patterson

MUNSTER 28-14 SOUTH AFRICA ‘A’

Can someone at Munster Rugby please promise us they’ll never try media train Paddy Patterson?!

The Munster scrumhalf made hay while the likes of Craig Casey and Conor Murray were involved with Ireland, and inspired his side to another famous win over a touring side.

Munster ran in three first half tries – through Shane Daly, Diarmuid Barron and Simon Zebo – in a pulsating first half, at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, before starting the second with a Patterson-driven break that ended up with a Mike Haley try.

The atmosphere in Cork was off the charts, all night, and there was some roof-lifting when the final whistle blew.

Following the game, Virgin Media’s Tommy Martin caught with with Man of the Match, Paddy Patterson and was treated to an all-timer. With his distinct Dublin twang, the former Leinster No.9 may have dropped a few f-bombs, and taking the Lord’s name in vain, but he was pure brimming, at it showed.

“It’s some craic! All we wanted to do tonight was play a bit of ball and, f***, we did that. F***, I’m delighted. Delighted.

“Today, we felt the pressure was off,” he added, “so we just went out there and had a crack. We went out there and we did that so f***ing delighted.”

“The pack fronted up, Jesus,” exclaimed Patterson. “Some of those hits that were going in were insane… I knew with [fans singing] Zombie at the start that it was going to be special. So it was f***ing, I’m delighted!”

Paddy Patterson, do not let them tame your flame.

It would be remiss of us to do a story on the Munster scrumhalf without including this gem:

One hopes this is the spur the province needs, after a tough start to the season.

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