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For the weekend that’s nearly in it.

Saturday, March 16th, 1985.

An extremley fast, fresh faced Irish rugby side – containing Mick “Kick” Kiernan, Brendan Mullen, Trevor Ringland and Keith Crossan – travelled to Cardiff Arms Park with murmurings of another ‘Tripler’ on the cards. Wales, outpaced, outthought and outskilled rolled over.

Edmund Van Esbeck of the Irish Times said:

Prior to the match on Saturday, there was a very significant gesture by the Ireland side – As they stood for the Welsh anthem, all the players linked arms as a mark of their solidarity. Never was that characteristic better exemplified than this truly remarkable match.

That night, on the jukebox? Yep!

Bonus Thornley wears an ear stud footage

Images: Ebay

Previously: Campbell’s Coup, 1982

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