Rob Kearney expects flak but says players must ‘never lose focus’

‘You have to bank all these tough days. There’s no doubt about it, that was a tough day’

Ireland’s Rob Kearney dejected after the defeat to Wales in Cardiff. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s Rob Kearney dejected after the defeat to Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rob Kearney has admitted Ireland are braced for heavy criticism after slipping from Grand Slam champions to mid-table in the space of a year.

Fullback Kearney believes Ireland must take the flak on the chin in the wake of their third-place finish in the Six Nations, that ended with a 25-7 thumping in Cardiff as Wales sealed the Grand Slam.

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