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Victorious over the English

After being defeated by the French two weeks ago, the Irish hammered the luckless English 43-13 to keep their Triple Crown hopes alive. Victory over Scotland at Edinburgh on March 10th will mean the title is theirs.


  1. #1 J-Dog
    February 24, 2007

    BooYaH! Are we allowed to say BooYah about Rugby?

  2. #2 John Lynch
    February 24, 2007

    BooYaH is an appropriate sentiment.

  3. #3 Richard Carter, FCD
    February 25, 2007

    The sad thing is (speaking as an Englishman), we didn’t play all that badly; the Irish simply outplayed us, preventing us from getting our game together. But the real shock result of the day came in Scotland:

  4. #4 Thony C.
    February 25, 2007

    As the English son of an Irish mother and a Scots father I don’t quite know whether I should cry, cheer or pull my hair out (what’s left of it) over this weekends rugby results. I think I will just congratulate Italy on a historic win.

  5. #5 blf
    March 1, 2007

    One of the sports columnists in The Guardian put it very neatly. (This is from memory of the (printed) International Edition, since I cannot find it on the website.) George Chuter was quoted as saying (after the Dublin game) “We hit a speed bump.” The columnist’s reply was “No George, Italy was the speed bump. Dublin was the brick wall.”

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