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Relieved Donnacha Ryan happy to be fighting fit with Munster

Relieved Donnacha Ryan happy to be fighting fit with Munster

Big Ospreys semi-final clash another chance to impress Ireland coach Joe Schmidt

Donnacha Ryan: “I just have to manage my situation and see how I pull up each day. It’s all about the moment.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.Donnacha Ryan: “I just have to manage my situation and see how I pull up each day. It’s all about the moment.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

There doesn’t appear to be any potential bolter for Ireland’s World Cup squad, but if a player is to emerge from the shadows to play for Joe Schmidt for the first time in August’s warm-up games, then it could well be Donnacha Ryan.

And in his case the cloud hanging over his career created quite a shadow.

Sidelined since March 2014 with a foot injury which particularly afflicted him when pushing off his feet in scrimmaging, there were dark whispers that the problem could even be career-threatening.

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“I enjoy pressure but sometimes you are so close to the coalface you can’t even enjoy the reasons why you are doing it, whereas now I have such a holistic perspective you can actually enjoy going out training and being able to run. It’s such a therapeutic thing to do.”


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