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Watch: Connacht's Kieran Keane Having Absolutely None Of Sky Sports' Odd Interviewer

Watch: Connacht's Kieran Keane Having Absolutely None Of Sky Sports' Odd Interviewer

Connacht head coach Kieran Keane was left dejected as his side were guilty of gifting their opponents a victory for the second week in succession in Saturday's 15-17 loss to the Cardiff Blues.

The manner of the loss would have been a bitter pill for all to swallow as after working hard to get themselves into a position to close out the game, they allowed centre Willis Halaholo to march through their defense far too easily for the try that set up the game-winning conversion right at the death.

When a manager suffers a loss like that, typically the last thing they want to do is talk about it live on TV, but Sky Sports' reporters appear to have developed a knack for making these moments far more excruciating than they need to be.

As Keane faced the camera, he was asked some odd questions which, when coupled with his clear desire to be anywhere else, made for a tetchy and awkward interview.

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Are you ticking ever so slightly at the moment?

What does that mean?

Fit to split?

I don't really know what you mean...

Angry, upset, frustrated, steaming.

No. No, disappointed.

There are a lot of coaches who would have walked away then and there, what an incredibly frustrating way to ask a visibly unhappy manager if he is unhappy. Credit to Keane for staying put and offering answers to the questions that he didn't think were terrible.

Next up for Connacht is a trip to play the Scarlets on Friday night, where they will be hoping to bounce back and put the disappointment of the last two results behind them.

Mikey Traynor

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