Monday 22 January 2018

Rob Kearney backs up Niall Horan in Twitter row with Welsh scrum-half

Mike Phillips (left) becomes involved with Rob Kearney at the Aviva Stadium.
Mike Phillips (left) becomes involved with Rob Kearney at the Aviva Stadium.
Niall Horan

Kirsty Blake Knox and Nicola Anderson

ONE Direction's Niall Horan became embroiled in an online Twitter spat with Welsh scrum-half Mike Phillips.

"Mike Phillips is like a child throwing his toys out of his pram," 20-year-old Horan wrote during Saturday's Six Nations game. "His attitude is terrible, looks like a right arrogant idiot."

Phillips invited the 1D singer to come down to the Welsh training ground.

"Bring the rest of The Beatles with you," Phillips wrote. Thankfully, fullback Rob Kearney was on hand to offer Horan both emotional and physical support, telling the pop sensation: "I've got your back."

Kearney and Phillips had clashed during the game after the late try by Paddy Jackson. Horan swiftly thanked Kearney, saying Phillips was simply 'raging' that "Sexto beat them on his right foot!"



Meanwhile, the scramble is now on for tickets to see the match against England at Twickenham on Saturday week..

Single tickets for the match are already being sold for as much as €2,377 through internet third party agents.

A meagre 4,500 tickets were issued to Irish fans by English rugby chiefs. Sold through the Irish rugby clubs, they were immediately snapped up "and there were no returns", according to the IRFU.

For those who were unsuccessful, the only chance of getting to Twickenham are by booking travel or hospitality packages, or just "winging it".

Celtic Horizon Tours package offered at €299, including a ticket, for an adult or child is already sold out. Club Travel is offering a two-night package from €599, while Trevor Brennan Rugby Tours is also offering a deal for €549.


Irish Independent

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