The numbers 2 & 16 are important for any hooker, none more that Niall Scannell on Saturday, as he starts at 2, earning his 16th International cap.

His stats v Italy were very good and he can no doubt build on this tommorrow. He is in the top 10 now of Dolphin International’s, no doubt, the one he would like to catch up with is Terry Kingston who is the second to Michael Kiernan with 30 appearances.