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David Wallace Was Not Impressed With Reggie Corrigan Over O'Mahony Interview

David Wallace Was Not Impressed With Reggie Corrigan Over O'Mahony Interview

Munster legend David Wallace has criticised his former Ireland teammate Reggie Corrigan for the interview that drew a lot of attention in the wake of Munster's loss to Leinster at the Aviva Stadium last weekend.

Corrigan was interviewing a clearly anguished Munster captain in Peter O'Mahony for TG4 in the moments after the final whistle, and when he asked whether or not the Munster players felt like they had given their all - suggesting there was a possibility that they did not - it went down like a lead balloon.

O'Mahony would later add that he felt as though Corrigan, who has 138 appearances for Leinster, was calling his teammates out and suggesting they were not working hard enough which upset him, and he wasn't the only one.

As we get set for the return of European rugby this weekend, David Wallace published his views on last weekend's talking point for Independent.ie, and he feels O'Mahoney was absolutely right to give Corrigan's question a frosty response.

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The Munster players and management will be watching Reggie Corrigan's interview of Peter O'Mahony on video around Christmas time, when they are preparing for another crack at Leinster in the Guinness PRO14.

Reggie basically questioned the integrity of the Munster team. It was probably a question that he shouldn't have asked, and he was definitely asking the wrong fella in the wrong situation at the wrong time.

Coming from a former Leinster player, it's never going to sit easy with the Munster captain especially right after losing to them in Aviva Stadium.

Peter was dead right to stick up for his team-mates and say they would never be questioned for their intensity, work-rate or their approach to a match.

In Corrigan's defense, it was a question that many fans watching at home would have pondered themselves, but surely he must have known that someone as proud as O'Mahoney would never warm to the suggestion, especially not minutes after suffering a loss to Leinster with the eyes of the country on them.

Munster face an away trip to Castres this weekend where they will be hoping to respond after a loss that would have caused a few sleepless nights.

You can read Wallace's thoughts in full over on Independent.ie.

Mikey Traynor

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