‘I can’t wait to play All Blacks’ – Trimble

Date published: October 5 2016

Ireland winger Andrew Trimble says he can't contain his excitement to play New Zealand in the end of year Tests. 

Trimble, who plies his trade at Ulster, still has a lot to play for with the European season in full swing but still cannot wait to try his hand at playing the Rugby World Cup holders.

"I think (the All Black game is) in the back of everybody's mind. But it's difficult to look past the here and now. It's a bit of a cliché, just looking at this next game and not looking any further forward than that," Trimble told Newstalk.com.

"Especially from an Ulster point of view, every week you're getting ready for big tough tests. We had Glasgow away, Ospreys at home. The intensity of that game was through the roof. It's Connacht away this weekend, then two big European games – one in the south of France. So we've got a lot to worry about before the All-Blacks."  

Trimble is aware though, that he has to perform for his provincial side to earn the right to wear the emerald green jersey. 

"We had a national camp there Sunday and Monday and I think those are handy to remind you of the size of the task ahead of us and the excitement there is about going to Soldier's Field and potentially making a bit of history so it's in the back of everybody's mind but I think the only way you get there is if you perform in a provincial jersey. Everybody's trying to do that first."