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Ronan O'Gara and Stephen Ferris disagree on the biggest Lions squad shock
Lively debate on The Hard Yards

Two former Lions chat about Warren Gatland's squad and look ahead to a big weekend for Munster and Leinster.

Ronan O'Gara and Stephen Ferris join SportsJOE's Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards this week.

Hayley O'Connor of Ladbrokes also dropped in to offer Champions Cup odds and to tell us about the man breeding All Blacks!

Here's what the guys are discussing on the podcast.


0:20 - What player was the most craic on the 2009 Lions tour?
9:00 - ROG and Fez talk about the moment they were called up to the Lions for the first time
12:48 - ROG on how Simon Zebo, Donncha Ryan and Keith Earls are feeling about missing out
15:20 - Ronan and Stephen talk about what they think are biggest surprises in Gatland's squad
18:40 - ROG on Garry Ringrose missing out
21:00 - Ferris on the inclusion of Iain Henderson, and ROG on what he needs to do to take his game to the next level
24:20 - What does the squad tell us about the style of rugby the team will play in New Zealand?
31:30 - The guys tell us about what they know about the Lions captain Sam Warburton
32:46 - ROG talks about having Paul O'Connell, Martin Johnson and Brian O'Driscoll as Lions captains
35:44 - Champions Cup preview, will the Irish players that missed out on the Lions have a hangover?
38:50 - Munster vs Saracens, ROG on how the Munster can win that game?
43:33 - ROG on Tyler Bleyendaal's growing influence at Munster
45:00 - Clermont vs Leinster, how can Leinster win that game?
48:13 - Ronan and Stephen's prediction for the two semi finals
50:10 - Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes gives us odds for the Champions Cup semi final and a bit of Jordie Barrett

Click play (below) for Episode 13 of The Hard Yards rugby podcast. Ronan O'Gara, Kevin McLaughlin and SportsJOE's Pat McCarry join host Andy McGeady to talk Munster, Leinster and PRO12. Andrew Trimble features with some refreshing honesty on dealing with the media.

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