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"This team can kick on to great things" - Eddie O'Sullivan on Ireland's future hopes


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What's next for this Irish team after claiming just the third Grand Slam in our history on Saturday? 

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O'Sullivan and ex-Leinster captain Liam Toland joined us on the show to reflect on the win over England as well as casting an eye into the not-too-distant future given that the World Cup in Japan is just 18 months away. 

"The core of that team is very young so they're at the beginning of a journey, not the end of a journey," Eddie said, adding that "this team can kick on to great things".

Eddie also discussed some of the key attributes of this Irish team including that ability to come up with the goods when the clock is ticking towards the 40 minute mark. 

"Another hallmarking of this team is having that understanding that if you can score before half-time, there's a whole psychological dimension to it," he said.

"So basically against Wales, Scotland and England, we scored in the red at the end of all those three halves and we broke Scotland with that try before half-time and we went on to break Wales and I think we broke England as well. 

"Because the difference in the changing room at half-time when you've just conceded a try or just scored one is night and day. So I just thought we were comfortable throughout."

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