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Episode 14 - How to negotiate a contract, Beauden Barrett's strengths and forgotten teenage talents

By JOE

Ronan O'Gara, Kev McLaughlin, SportsJOE's Pat McCarry, host Andy McGeady and Andy Rowe on The Hard Yards. 1:30 - The lads tells us the best players they played with at schools and underage 3:50 - What should young players focus on, size or skills? 8:00 - The biggest advance Irish rugby needs to make improvements 9:55 - "Get back in, you're not ready to train, go away you loser." - ROG on some harsh words about his preparation. 12:35 - Kev reveals how close he was to losing his rugby career at Leinster 17:45 - How the squad reacts when there's uncertainty about players' futures 20:20 - Do players talk about how much money they earn in the dressing room? 23:20 - Kev explains how the negotiation of a new contract actually works 25:50 - ROG on how Brian O'Driscoll helped him during his contract talks with the IRFU 29:00 - The lads on why the grass isn't always greener abroad 32:00 - Will more Irish players move abroad in the next few years? 36:35 - The Rugby Pod's Andy Rowe talks to us about New Zealand's recent injury crisis 41:17 - ROG on his experiences in New Zealand 43:13 - Kev on playing with Ireland in New Zealand 45:50 - Andy Rowe on the key elements in this current All Blacks side 47:50 - "Every picture that's presented to him, he has a solution." - ROG on Beauden Barrett's outstanding qualities 49:20 - Kev talks about the media backlash he got after an incident with Richie McCaw 53:30 - The guys talk about Ian McKinley's call-up to the Italy squad 56:00 - A Pro12 betting preview with Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes

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