— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) November 18, 2015
Rugby’s first blockbuster professional player Jonah Lomu has died.
Thanks Richie McCormack
Vicky Langan tweetz:
Fresh pro-life flier dropped through my letterbox! This is probably the best one I’ve ever seen.
Dublin, last evening.
Swedish Massage tweetz:
Defiant lights on the Liffey welcoming home the boys in green
It’s worse than an all boys boarding school.
Ahead of Ireland’s le crunch game against France this weekend, Paul O’Connell, Johnny Sexton and Robbie Henshaw talk about life in camp and the importance of bagman Patrick ‘Rala’ O’Reilly.
Paul O’Connell gushes:
..he’s the most positive man on the planet, he’s the go to man, if you’re feeling low, you can always get a Dairy Milk or some wine gums..
It’s all kicking off.
An impressive Rugby World Cup 2015 planning tool for metaphorical buggers of the rugger persuasion from Europcar Ireland.
Full interactive version here.
Thanks David O’Gorman
No cash, favours, mid-size saloon rentals were given for this post
For the 43 days that are going to be in it.
The Rugby World Cup will be on our screens very shortly, with 48 games live! I have to say that I’m not looking forward to it. I love sport. I watch anything from hurling to horse racing but rugby leaves me cold. It takes three minutes from the set-up of a scrum, which invariably falls down a couple of times, to the eventual appearance of the ball, which is then kicked up to Row Z in the stands.
We then have to suffer the television panel, where the words “players”, “lads”, or “men” will never be used. It will be “guys” all the way. But it is listening to every pub expert talking about Ireland’s success or failure “at the breakdown” that will push me over the edge. I wish our nation all the best in the upcoming games but this “guy” will not be looking for a front seat “at the breakdown”.
Pat Burke Walsh,
Angry arb asks:
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‘Oval-Shaped Head’ writes:
Defiant Rugby World Cup attire on display this afternoon in St. Stephen’s Green shopping centre, [Dublin]….
David Kennedy writes:
What’s gummy bear in Irish?
The Aviva Lansdowne Road Nua this afternoon ahead of Ireland’s last home match before the Rugby World Cup.
Free this weekend?
Ireland Women’s Rugby 7s squad host a World Rugby event [August 22 and 23] at the UCD Bowl, Belfield, Dublin 4, involving teams from Brazil, South Africa, Samoa, Hong Kong, Mexico, Wales, Japan, Kenya, the Netherlands and China.
With an Olympic repechage spot already secured by Ireland, the top two teams this weekend qualify for the full World Rugby 7s Series.
Full list of fixtures here.
Tickets €5 (chizzlers free).