I'll give you this Lionel, the Lionels may be utter kunts at times but in rugby, every now and again they come through.justinr73 wrote:Us Lionels are good eggs.Shan wrote:Welsh should not have a vote and neither should Scotland. England decides everything for them in every other facet of their existence and rugby should be no different. As usual the English prove what decent folk they are while their dependents show what they are.
Anyway we didn't get it but I am glad that a decent country like France got it.
Hopefully next time England get the world cup they tell their two attached provinces to f-ck off if they think they are getting any games.
I was one of the 50000 approx that gave them about a 5 minute standing ovation*** in 1973 after our "Celtic Cousins" stabbed us in the back in 1972 and deprived Ireland of a Grand Slam after Ireland had won their 2 away games in Paris & London, France then arrived in April in Dublin and lost again.
Then both England & France got the show back on the road again in 1973 to save the 5Ns.
*** 5 minutes loud applause may not sound like a lot, try applauding for 1 minute, it's fecking awful.
Still, let's all look on the bright side, at least Ireland will not be embarrassed by staging a rugby competition in areas where rugby is barely played.
2nd prize: the GAA can dickie up their stadia at their own expense
The slight benefit: we always knew the Scots and Welsh are treacherous ballixes but it's always good to have your suspicions confirmed beyond doubt.