Saturday 18 November 2017

David Robbins: It's time to tackle the old-fashioned argy-bargy between rival rugby fans

David Robbins

There were two of them, pints in hand, bedecked in their red Munster jerseys. They were slouching semi-aggressively against one of the concrete pillars at the back of the stadium.

They weren't exactly looking for trouble, but they had that air of contained belligerence that meant they wouldn't be too upset if trouble came looking for them.

It was an hour to kick-off in the 2009 Heineken Cup Final, and the supporters of the rival teams -- Leinster and Leicester -- were thronging good-naturedly about.

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