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.

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BooYaH! Are we allowed to say BooYah about Rugby?

BooYaH is an appropriate sentiment.

By John Lynch (not verified) on 24 Feb 2007 #permalink

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.

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."