Monday 23 October 2017

Sean O' Brien, Johnny Sexton and Paul O' Connell the most tweeted-about players of Ireland v France

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

Three Irish players nabbed the three top spots for 'most tweeted about' during Ireland's Rugby World Cup clash with France.

Sean O' Brien, Jonathan Sexton and Paul O' Connell were the most tweeted about players of the clash. During the match, both Sexton and O' Connell were removed from the pitch due to injury.

O' Brien appears on the list as a result of an apparent 'punch' in the first minute of the match - one which Joe Schmidt has said he hopes the player won't be cited for.

Read: 'It's not a closed fist' - Ireland coach Joe Schmidt 'hopeful' Sean O'Brien will escape citing

Ireland can lay claim to two of the top three most tweeted-about moments too, with Rob Kearney's first try taking up the third spot and Ian Madigan's conversion in the 73rd minute nabbing the second.

The most tweeted-about moment was the final whistle, announcing Ireland as the winners 24-9.

There were over 120,000 tweets sent about the match. See the reverb below, created by Twitter Dublin, which illustrates the most-tweeted about moments in the game, with a large peak during Ian Madigan's kick for conversion.

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