Friday 28 October 2016

Ireland debutants take to Twitter to show off Ireland caps

Daniel James

Published 29/02/2016 | 12:18

There were mixed emotions displayed on Twitter from both sets of players in the aftermath of England’s 21-10 defeat of Ireland at Twickenham.

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There were tweets from all three Irish debutants, with Ultan Dillane, Josh van der Flier and Stuart McCloskey all posting pictures of their caps.

McCloskey tweeted: “Pity about the result yesterday but great to get the 1st cap, thanks to everyone for all the messages before” along with a photo alongside fellow newboys Dillane and van der Flier .

Another post- match tweet came from Mike Brown, who received stinging criticism online after the controversial incident with Conor Murray where it appeared he kicked the Irish scrum-half in the head.

Brown replied to a supportive fan saying: “thank you! Video ref clearly showed I didn’t and kicked the ball”.

Man of the Match Billy Vunipola was quick to post his joy after the game.

“Thank you for all your kind messages, I hope to keep it up! But more importantly such a big win for us. Awesome support as per usual,” he posted on his account.

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