Rugby ‘He’s united the full scrum’ – Healy hails Feek effect

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Cian Healy believes Greg Feek’s ability to “unite” Ireland’s forwards into loving the scrum has transformed their set-piece threat.

Former New Zealand prop Feek joined Leinster as scrum coach in 2010 and stepped up to Ireland a year later.

The 44-year-old has helped whip Ireland’s scrum into one of the most threatening and technically proficient weapons in the Test arena, a feat that prop Healy feels deserves great respect.

Feek led the Haka against Ireland at Lansdowne Road in 2001, and will look to help underpin a third Irish win against his homeland New Zealand in three years on Saturday.

Ireland face the back-to-back world champion All Blacks in Tokyo for a place in the World Cup semi-finals this weekend.

Win and boss Joe Schmidt will make Irish history: lose and Kiwi coaches Schmidt and Feek will have presided over their final Ireland encounter.

“Feeky is a good lad, he has a different perspective from others,” said Healy, when asked to appraise the former All Black, who

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