Relieved Donnacha Ryan happy to be fighting fit with Munster
Big Ospreys semi-final clash another chance to impress Ireland coach Joe Schmidt
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.”