Recently we were speaking to an ambassador for Canterbury’s Rising Strength campaign and Ireland fly half Joey Carbery.
Carbery gave his thoughts on Ireland’s current 6 nations standing with three wins from three. Two of which were hard fought, tough encounters over France and Wales and what the Irish squad took from those results.
“It gives us great confidence.”
“It just shows what a good place we’re in and how good the environment is.”
“Now we’re just focusing on the Scottish game and building towards that at the moment.”
Ireland’s current position in the 6 nations table mean it is possible to win the championship in the next game against Scotland. Joey insists there current form and standing doesn’t come as a surprise.
“We always take confidence in our capabilities.”
“To be in the position we’re in at the moment is very exciting.”
“We can’t let off now we gotta work really hard.”
Playing as a fly-half demands a certain character and mental toughness with the kicking duties. The Leinster man shares what helps him stay cool in those huge pressure moments.
“You gotta try and do the exact same thing all the time, which just comes with practise.”
“Kicking with Johnny (Sexton) you have little competitions to add that extra bit of pressure to try and replicate what it would be like in a game.”
Joey gives an insight into the high stakes bets he and Sexton place on the kicking competitions in training.
“There might be a few coffees on the line at the end of training regarding the kicking competitions.”
Carbery will be in action next Saturday as Ireland look to seal the 6 nations win as they welcome Scotland to the Aviva stadium. You can listen to the show in full here.
Also on this morning’s show Ireland rugby head coach Joe Schmidt, captain Rory Best and former star Shane Byrne look ahead to that massive game at the Aviva against Scotland. Former St.Pats man and current Ireland under 16’s boss Paul Osam talks about the deep meaning behind a tattoo of his of how he nearly died.
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Ireland, Leinster and former Clontarf rugby star, Joey Carbery features in official Ireland kit supplier, Canterbury’sRising Strength video series. The three-part series looked at the role that clubs and the youth game in Ireland play in achieving success at the pinnacle of the sport. The Ireland Rugby jersey is available to purchase from Canterbury.com and sports retailers nationwide.