There goes the Triple Crown..?!

IRISH rugby supporters will be hoping for a minor miracle (c’mon St Paddy, now’s the time) in the next 80 minutes, as a brave Welsh side have just been beaten by the French. It means Ireland needs to win by 34 points at Twickenham to win the Six Nations, a tall order… and the English have just scored a try to boot! Disaster alert! Meanwhile, Linfield has won the Irish Premier League title.

  • Belfast Gonzo

    Ireland have just returned the favour. There’s still hope!

  • Pete Baker

    It means Ireland needs to win by 34 points at Twickenham to get the Triple Crown

    Ermm.. No it doesn’t Gonzo.

    That’s what’s needed to win the 6 Nations Championship.

  • IJP

    This is not correct – Ireland simply needs to win to win the Triple Crown, the 34-point win is required for the Championship.

    Points difference is a daft way to decide it, by the way. Don’t know why they don’t adopt the bonus-point system used in the Southern Hemisphere and the Celtic League, or perhaps simply by head-to-head.

    Either way, France wins it fair and square, unfortunately!

  • Belfast Gonzo

    Oops, quite right. I’ll fix that.

    Note to self: Don’t blog while watching TV.

  • Belfast Gonzo

    That was a nice try by Leamy there.

  • Belfast Gonzo

    Well, that was a nail-biting finish if ever there was one!

  • jamesonandwater

    Doesn’t get much better than that!

  • Belfast Gonzo

    That’s three games today… I’m all rugbyed out…

  • Dave

    Well done the Irish on their win and the triple crown.

  • Mick Fealty

    Guinness now, and another few quid in the betfair account. Would have been more, but I tried to get clever with the half time/full time thing!

  • smirkyspice

    well done the Irish! that was such an exciting finish!!!!!!!!

  • Realist

    I got back home from watching The Blues clinch the Irish League title in Armagh in time to watch all of the second half from Twickenham.

    What a fantastic performance from our lads…How could one ever get sick of watching England getting beaten. Great to win the Triple Crown.

    A double celebration in my house tonight.

    Brilliant day!

  • Belfast Gonzo

    A Linfield fan who considers the Irish “our lads”?!

    …just messin’!

  • part reality

    Belfast Gonzo

    wouldnt it be great to see the rugby team play in the new statium with ‘God save the Queen’ then ‘Call of the Irish’ under the watchful gaze of the union flag?

    they havent done that in a while now.