Ireland scrum halves Conor Murray and John Cooney are both looking forward to this weekends meeting with Wales at the Aviva Stadium with a 2.15pm kick off.
Speaking to Irish Rugby TV when asked about the game against Scotland Murray said, “First game out, there is a few things we need to fix during the week”. “It’s going to go up a level in terms of difficulty against Wales”. He continued, “They are a quality side, they are grand slam champions, we have a massive game this weekend”. He said a few things were may be frustrating, may be taking the wrong option, our decision making but the line breaks were there and the opportunities to score tries were there”.
Sinead Kissane TV3 Sport correspondent asked Cooney was it tough for to take to start on the bench? To which he replied “No, it wasn’t because I am in a much better position than I probably was this time last year”. I was happy with the 20 minutes I got he continued. Murray was then asked was it difficult hearing everyone calling for John Cooney to start. The Munster man replied, “Not difficult, all credit to John, he has been going well an unbelievable season”. “As soon as we came into camp it’s about Ireland, everyone wants to start Lukey is involved as well, as a group of three we are trying to figure it out together, working together”. Saturday’s game should be really entertaining, just playing on the best bingo sites and having the thrill of winning.
Asked whether does he think he done to keep his place for the game against Wales, Murray said, “I don’t know, we will see, it was a tough game”. The former British and Irish Lions scrum half said, “It’s an ultra competitive which is, I said it a while may be there was time where it hasn’t been like that, you would much rather it this way”
Murray said there are so many ideas that into our game, you can’t just put it all on show on Saturday. He said about the upcoming game against Wales, “Obviously we want to player better than we did last week and show a little bit more”. He said the coaching and the environment is really exciting, it’s a fresh feeling, people are buzzing around the place”. Cooney said each week it’s about playing with new combinations and different people. “We have only been together for 5 training sessions, so it’s still early days, I thought we did pretty against a Scotland team that have been together for about 2 years.