Munster were defeated on Saturday by Leinster in the first of the two province’s clashes this season.
Losing out on a scoreline of 23-17, the southern province died with their boots on as they aimed to close the gap in the dying embers of the game.
Following the loss, however, it was put to Munster’s Peter O’Mahony that perhaps the intensity wasn’t to the requisite level from his teammates by Reggie Corrigan to which the Corkman immediately put him down in an awkward exchange (footage begins at 1:02 in the video below).
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At the post-match press conference, O’Mahony was asked to expand on the incident and claimed that the ‘silly question’ was aimed at the ‘core of everything’ to do with Munster and Irish rugby.
“It’s a silly question. Essentially he’s calling myself and my teammates out saying that we’re not trying hard enough or questioning if we’re working hard enough or do we want it enough.
“I’m a very proud Munster man and a very proud Irish man and that’s a question of the core of everything.
“Everything we do in Munster rugby, in Irish rugby is based around work rate and your want to win and how relentless you can be and for someone to question that I take huge offence to.”
Munster must now pick themselves up from this defeat ahead of another Irish derby, this time away to Connacht at the end of the month.