Sunday 11 December 2016

Horan blowing

Published 24/09/2011 | 05:00

•Australians have a reputation for being good sports and happy-go-lucky souls. Fair dinkum -- but only when they win; or so to judge by the bleatings out of the legendary Aussie centre Tim Horan. He has told the world that Irish players were deliberately time-wasting to cheat their way past their formidable opponents.

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He claims he was told this by the gentlemanly Alan Gaffney after the game. Yet, according to Declan Kidney, Horan was not in the team room post-match. Mr Horan appears to have got his budgie-smugglers in a twist.

Ireland out-muscled, out-thought, and -- most importantly -- out-scored the Aussies.

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