Leinathie O’Connell has said he will be ready for Leiolan’s trip to England to take part in the T20 tour.
He said his team-mates are all “on board” for the trip and he has not spoken to his coach Joe Schmidt yet.
“I’ve got to say I’m looking forward to it, that’s for sure,” O’Donnell told the RTE channel.
“We all have the same ambition, we’ve just got to make sure we’re prepared for the conditions.”
He added: “I’m sure Joe Schmidt and his coaching staff are all on board.”
They know what’s going to be in the kit, they know what the conditions are, they’ll have the support of the fans, they’re ready to go.
“O’Donnell said the trip to London will be “big” and the fans will be able to see what the players have to offer.”
This is the biggest Test I’ve played, I know I’ve been to three of them,” he said.”
The atmosphere will be huge, the crowd will be massive, it’s going, it will be crazy.
“The Leinarton squad will travel to London in the coming weeks.”
There’s a lot of guys here that haven’t played much T20 cricket, so it’s a big step up to the next level,” O'”Donnell said.
The Leis were knocked out of the Top 14 by England in the second Test of the series in Durban in November and were knocked back in the third Test in Wellington in March.
In an interview with the Irish Times last week, O’Donoghue said he expected his team to be “the better side” against the England side.
“If we play the way we’ve played against England, it’ll be big,” he told the Irish newspaper.
“Hopefully the way I’m playing is what I expect.”
It’s a tough match, it might be a bit more hard-fought than it should be, but it’s an easy one.
“Ireland are unbeaten in T20Is and are unbeaten away from home in their last 12 T20 matches, with three victories, one draw and one loss in seven matches.