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For the weekend that’s in it.

Saturday, March 3rd, 1979.

Ireland travelled to Scotland on a weekend when Edinburgh was dry due to a public service employees strike…

Highlights were few and far between.

Edmund Van Esbeck, writing in the Irish Times said:

A few inches of woodwork was destiny’s determining factor at Murrayfield on Saturday. With six minutes remaining, Colin Patterson crossed for a try in the right corner to bring the scores at 11 points all. Ireland’s ace marksman,

Tony Ward took the conversion attempt and the ball followed an erratic path to the posts, struck the upright and fell the wrong side. Thus, it was that, for the first time in three quarters of a century, Ireland and Scotland played a draw with each side, scoring two tries and a penalty goal…..

Laces out Tony.

Six Nations 2017 (RTÉ Sport)



It’s all kicking off.

Emma Doran explains the Six Nations rugby championship for the novice.

Previously: Emma Doran on Broadsheet.ie


The Grafton, Kentish Town, London.

Pat Cannon writes:

Seems the Ivory Coast are participating in the six nations this year. In fairness they probably have a better chance.



Oh you know.

The usual.

Kevin Sammon writes:

“Irish rugby fans celebrating [Jonathan] Sexton’s second try [for Ireland] against France on Saturday.”

Previously: We’ll Always Have Paris

Maxi writes:

“My own tribute to the posh lad who wears 13.”



In Leitrim this afternoon.


All rise for the national anthem.

And so to RTE Sports’ bonkers new Six Nine Nations promo…

Indeed and he can.

Simon Zebo’s jammy backheel flick leading to Cian Healy’s try against Wales in Cardiff this afternoon.

He’s from Cork.

We’ll literally never hear the end of it.

Final score: Wales 22, Ireland 30.

O’Driscoll Relief After Ireland Hold Off Wales fightback (BBC)



A decent RTÉ promo for their 6 Nations coverage, narrated by Tom McGurk.

‘Bonus point’ if you can name the music used.

Previously: Tears in Kiely’s



A brilliantly-edited BBC video of highlights from this year’s Six Nations.

Includes scary tackle (4.36), that Tommy Bowe try (4.45) and Hotty McHot, Richie Grey (9.20).

He’s no Bressie but he is ridiculously hot.

Thanks Jamie O’Neill