RWC – Wales v Ireland – views from the Press.

Guess which Newspaper front page headline is “Two nations…one mission….COME ON WALES!”

It promises to be tense, tight, titanic. So when the alarm goes off tomorrow morning, don’t switch it off and roll over.
Even from 12,000 miles away, your country needs you. Because, make no mistake, there’s a piece of rugby history to be made.
Two nations, one mission… come on Wales.

And from the Irish Times – “One more box to tick

Yet in the crunch games against the Wallabies and Italy, Ireland didn’t concede one try, only leaking six points in each of the first halves, and not a point in either second half. You’ve got to like the smell of that.

From a neutral observer Celtic Culture Clash

After feeling the full force of persecution and occupation for 1000 years, the Irish have managed perhaps the greatest outpouring of popular culture and pop culture figureheads per head of any country. Meanwhile, the Welsh have concentrated on quality of cultural production, not quantity. And leeks.

Nothing to do with rugby but funny…
In the Independent Ieuan Evans remembers 1987…

We had our laundry paid for and our food provided but that was about it – everything else was down to us. We were used to World Cups in other sports but, in terms of rugby union, we were the trailblazers. Looking back, the World Cup then feels like a church fete compared to what the tournament has become today

…15 and a bit hours to go…..