Even on this period of higher participant mobility between provinces, Chris Farrell is exclusive: the one bona fide Ulsterman to have set down roots in Munster. Now in his fourth season there, he even refers to December 26 as “St Stephen’s Day”. The principles are easy on this dressing room: adapt or die.
The week earlier than Christmas, as they have been getting ready to journey to Clermont, Farrell introduced one other level of distinction. He had performed greater than as soon as on the Stade Michelin, throughout his three-year spell within the Prime 14 with Grenoble. This made him attention-grabbing for youthful team-mates particularly, who requested him what it was wish to play in considered one of French rugby’s extra well-known cauldrons.
He recalled a sport there in November 2016 —