Really enjoyed this article from Darren Cave of Ulster Rugby. Great to see players stepping away from the shackles pf media training led soundbites and letting us know that they do feel like the rest of us that live in reality.

@dregin I was a bit disappointed that he didn't touch on the isolation of the 3 Ulster counties that aren't in the north. I certainly felt it growing up there. Rugby just wasn't a sport to be even considered. I blame the GAA for this attitude, rugby being a 'banned sport' until too recently. A friend's dad was booted from the local GAA club because he had the cheek to play cricket(another banned sport).

@dregin Still, I think Ulster Rugby could have been doing more to reach out to those on the other side of the fence. A fence that's to move from the mental to the physical, if a hard brexit prevails.

I've not lived in Ulster for almost 20 years though and it looks that things are changing for the better with a couple of Donegal lads now members of Ulster's academy.

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