Saturday 21 April 2018

Mel Gibson watches on at the Aviva Stadium as Ireland's Lethal Weapons outlast Australia Newsdesk Newsdesk

Having played plenty of heroes in Hollywood blockbusters, one star actor in attendance for yesterday's hard fought Ireland win over Australia would have recognised many of the qualities on show.

Mel Gibson, who won an Oscar for directing war epic Braveheart, was present at the Aviva Stadium for the memorable 27-24 victory against the Wallabies that saw Ireland finish with a scrum-half playing on the wing following three backline injuries.

Paul Givan and Mel Gibson; Credit: @PaulGivan
Paul Givan and Mel Gibson; Credit: @PaulGivan

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Northern Ireland Minister for Communities Paul Givan shared a great photo of a bearded Gibson at the Aviva Stadium, who seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed the experience, although having spent most of his early life in Australia, he was probably disappointed that Michael Cheika's men couldn't get the win.

The actor has been in Dublin for the last week shooting parts of his new film, The Professor and The Madman, and has been photographed walking around Trinity College and on the streets of the city.

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