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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Brent Pope

This year
# Brent Pope
'I found myself looking into the mirror... feeling like I was looking at someone else'
Former RTÉ pundit Brent Pope has opened up about his struggles with mental health.
Last year
'They would go to war when they were down against the Limerick clubs'
St Mary’s became the first club from outside Munster to win the AIL in 2000.
All time
# The42 Reads
'We were like the Rolling Stones walking down the street in Cardiff!'
Tom McGurk, Brent Pope, and George Hook are synonymous with a time when Irish rugby took a leap forward.
# Tweet Elite
Mbappé's Time magazine cover and more tweets of the week
Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.
# Win
'We need these skills more than ever before to stop us slipping into mental illness'
Brent Pope and Jason Brennan have teamed up to write the newly-published Win.
# End of an era
'If I didn't get to cover rugby on television again, it would be devastating for me'
As TV3 prepare to takeover the rights of the Six Nations at the end of this year’s tournament, Brent Pope speaks to The42 about his time on the RTÉ rugby panel.
# good old days
'Gatty rang me and offered a deal, but the problem was I was going to Japan'
Bernard Jackman recalls the beginning of his professional career with Connacht.
'What does your man know about art?': Brent Pope shows off his hidden passion
A new side to the former rugby player is being shown in a new documentary.
# Talking Heads
You can watch Ireland v Canada with the RTÉ panel this Saturday - here's how
The boys are back in town.
# Hooked
"The media saved my life" - George Hook
The pundit, who retired from television rugby analysis on Saturday, has been speaking about what retirement has in store for him.
# rugby roysh
Hilarious Wolf of Wall Street parody... Dublin 4 rugby style
Move over Ross O’Carroll Kelly.
# Mental Health
“I was thinking of killing myself 24 hours a day," - Irish personalities talk about depression
A host of Irish celebrities have opened up to TV3 about their battles with depression.
# all black
Colourful character: Brent Pope looked to be enjoying himself today
The RTÉ rugby coach is clearly besties with Roz Purcell and Bressie now.
# no holds barred
'People like to hate George' - Here are our 18 favourite quotes from when Miriam met Hook and Popey
The dynamic duo recently sat down for an intimate chat.
# standouts
Top, top analysis: Power Ranking the Six Nations pundits
George Hook, Keith Wood and Shane Horgan all feature, while Jeremy Guscott’s Gladiators days are recalled.
# curious george
‘George Hook called me a rhinoceros on dope’ – Conor O’Shea
The Harlequins director of rugby has been the voice of reason on the RTÉ rugby panel for a decade.
# Early Risers
Rise and shine: Kick-off times confirmed for Ireland tour to New Zealand
No graveyard shifts for Irish fans this June as Brian O’Driscoll and company do battle with the world champion All Blacks.
# Cringe
George Hook and Brent Pope make breakfast; prepare for Rugby World Cup
The rugby pundits appear in an ad as you’ve never seen them before – throwing food around the place in their dressing gowns.
# On the box
Couch potato: an afternoon of proud disappointment for McGurk, Popey and co.
Mark Corcoran picks through the best bits of yesterday’s TV coverage as the RTE panel wonder what might have been.
# Broadcasting
RTE launch Magners League coverage
RTE, now with added Hook and Popey.