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20th September, 2015
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The opening ceremony of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in Twickenham, London Picture: Getty

Ireland left for the World Cup last Wednesday, heading off on a long, draining flight to . . . Cardiff. You could say things were a little different to 2011, where we had to travel a week ahead of the start date of the tournament, to help us acclimatise after roughly 36 hours of travelling.

We set up camp in Queenstown in the south island of New Zealand, one of the most breathtaking places on earth. We trained beside Lake...

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