If there weren’t alarm bells going off at IRFU headquarters during the first weekend of Champions Cup action, then they need to check the system they have in place.
All four provinces have struggled at scrum-time – a worrying trend that belied the fact that the union performance director is a former hooker and two of the men in charge of the four teams are ex-props.
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