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Aoife and Orla speaking. We like rugby a lot. Especially that French stuff. But we're Irish and extra-specially awesome.

PSA’s Army, 6 Nations 2013

Avants : Debaty, Domingo, Forestier, Kayser, Guirado, Szarzewski, Attoub, Ducalcon, Mas, Maestri, Papé (cap), Suta, Taofifenua, Chouly, Dusautoir, Lauret, Nyanga, Ouedrogo, Picamoles.

Arrières : Machenaud, Parra, Michalak, Trinh-Duc, Bastareaud, Buttin, Clerc, Dulin, Fall, Fickou, Fofana, Fritz, Huget, Mermoz.

Don’t think there were any big losers there?

Not sure about Basteraud, I never saw much in him. But then again I was also saying that about Mermoz six months ago.

France-Samoa 2012

Finally! Here’s the whole match from Saturday :)

Whatever you do- Stop watching before 1:45:52. Unless you want to cry over sad Fouass being sad.

30 Day Rugby Challenge
Day 6- Most memorable International Test match
IRELAND v AUSTRALIA- NOVEMBER 2009
It was during the height of my James O’Connor obsession. And there he was, warming up on the pitch! I just remember screaming at him, so that’s probably why…
I’ve been at so many games though, Irish ones. I went to Ireland v Scotland in 2008 and Tommy Bowe got two tries. I went to Ireland v Italy this year and that was totally awesome, because the Italians are an amazing crowd! I was also at Ireland v South Africa several years in a row. So yeah, the live games are normally the most memorable.
In terms of matches I’ve watched on TV, it has to be the 2011 and the 2007 RWC Finals (duh), but also England v France in this year’s quarter final. That match just had it all, a Clerc try, a Max try, a Palisson assist, Harinordoquy changing his jersey mid-match (*drooled*), a Yach temper tantrum, a Trinh-Duc drop goal (not a great  one, but whatever), England falling spectacularly to pieces, and so much passion and belief and just pure INSPIRATION from the French (all my lovelies <3), and English commentary conceding defeat (I do love when that happens, the English commentary is boss). And also love the French version: “ALLEZ! ALLEEEZ FRANCOIS!!!!”

Aoife x

30 Day Rugby Challenge

Day 6- Most memorable International Test match


IRELAND v AUSTRALIA- NOVEMBER 2009


It was during the height of my James O’Connor obsession. And there he was, warming up on the pitch! I just remember screaming at him, so that’s probably why…

I’ve been at so many games though, Irish ones. I went to Ireland v Scotland in 2008 and Tommy Bowe got two tries. I went to Ireland v Italy this year and that was totally awesome, because the Italians are an amazing crowd! I was also at Ireland v South Africa several years in a row. So yeah, the live games are normally the most memorable.

In terms of matches I’ve watched on TV, it has to be the 2011 and the 2007 RWC Finals (duh), but also England v France in this year’s quarter final. That match just had it all, a Clerc try, a Max try, a Palisson assist, Harinordoquy changing his jersey mid-match (*drooled*), a Yach temper tantrum, a Trinh-Duc drop goal (not a great  one, but whatever), England falling spectacularly to pieces, and so much passion and belief and just pure INSPIRATION from the French (all my lovelies <3), and English commentary conceding defeat (I do love when that happens, the English commentary is boss). And also love the French version: “ALLEZ! ALLEEEZ FRANCOIS!!!!”

Aoife x


ERMAGERD

The referee’s George Clancy. He’s Irish, but I can barely understand him. I can only imagine what it’s like for you guys. And the PLAYERS.

Aoife x

Here’s a mug-shot for you peeps

I have but one word…EARS

He’s from Limerick, which explains the accent (Google it guys and then google the Rubber Bandits-they’re also from Limerick).

I KNEW it Aoife, he’s a Civil Servant (I bet he’s a garda). Oh, and it also says he was murdered by the Black and Tans in 1921. SHEESH he looks great for a dead guy

Orla xx

Note: 30 Day Rugby Challenge

There’s a good chance some of these will be done twice… one for Orla, one for me. But she’s sick at the moment and probably won’t get around to it for aaaages. So here we go.