Wednesday 24 January 2018

David Robbins: The prop shook my hand, saying: Did you ever consider playing soccer?

When the Irish rugby team runs out on to the pitch this afternoon to face the New Zealand All Blacks, the first thing each of the players will do is to search out his opposite number.

The wingers will look for the other wingers and props will seek out props (they'll be the door-shaped ones).

An unconscious checking-out process will go on, not unlike what transpires at a singles night in Copper Face Jacks.

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