Tuesday 20 August 2019

This front page should make you smile as Irish media have the last laugh

Independent.ie Newdesk

Those of you who were following the Six Nations with interest will no doubt have read Neil Francis in the Irish Independent during the tournament.

Top pundit Francis ruffled a few feathers before the Welsh game when he reiterated what he thought about Warren Gatland.

"The threat I see is Wales. Is Wazza a smart coach? Personally I think he has the intellectual properties of a tub of flora," wrote Francis on the eve of the Six Nations' opening game.

Francis brought up the line again in the week leading up to the Welsh match and the Western Mail were only too happy to produce a quite superb front page following Wales' win in Cardiff.

But we have the last laugh after an incredible day of rugby on Saturday that saw Ireland crowned Six Nations champions yet again.

Butter late than never. Altogether now...Oh Flora of Scotland...

Flora front.jpg

Here is the Western Mail's effort following Ireland's defeat to Wales.


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