Garrett Philips tweetz:
Ah yes, Marilyn Monroe, paragon of Women’s Rugby. I’d rather look at Ireland International, the lovely Sene Naoupu…
Thanks Richard Moore
They join the senior women’s team in having the honour of beating the All Blacks at test level.
Laces out Johnny.
Meanwhile, in South Africa.
Pic: Irish Rugby
From the The Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association (IRUPA) in partnership with Zurich
Tackle Your Feelings.
A new mental wellbeing campaign that sees “national and international rugby stars come forward to tell their own personal story of the issues they have faced off the pitch”.
Emma Walsh, of IRUPA writes:
Munster Scrum-Half, Cathal Sheridan is one of the first players to come forward and tell his own personal story [more at link below].
For the day that’s in it.
Annie West writes:
Look what I found (above) in the back of the drawer…
When men were men and players had proper, full-time work.
Final score: Ireland 12 Scotland 8
Scotland fans in Temple Bar, Dublin. From top: Oscar Munson, from Devon, England, Hanna Main from Glasgow, and Willie Abren from Glasgow.
For the weekend that’s nearly in it.
Saturday, January 29, 1972.
The final 5 Nations game between France and Ireland to be staged at Stade Colombes, Paris.
The championship that never was.
Five new Irish caps, all fine, young, inordinately hairy men, They heaved against the veterns de rugby francais and gritted it out for an historic and most unlikely victory (France 9 Ireland 14).
Paul McWeeney writing in the following Monday’s Irish Times said:
It was a sobering thought before the match, when asked if I had ever seen Ireland win at Colombes, to realise that, in fact, only myself and one or two other of my British press colleagues had ever had the pleasure, nor was I all that optimistic that I would ever see it again.
Previously: Frogger 1983
Retro Rugby on Broadsheet.ie
Photo credit: Lineout Coach
Fighting on the Internet.
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..