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Heineken Cup – The French Connection Continues

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What is it with Irish teams versus the French? The English have Le Crunch, but with fixtures like Leinster VS Clermont in 2010 at the Aviva, again two years later in Bordeaux, Ulster VS Montpellier and Munster VS Perpignan this year, you’d have to say the Celtic and Gallic head to head has just created a huge buzz in recent years. Good news then that two of the three Irish provinces are of course taking on French opposition this weekend. Pure sporting nectar. Continue reading

Cocky England Left Red Faced

The English Rugby team and Nike have been left embarrassed after a video celebrating a Grand Slam victory which never happened was leaked on the internet.

Martin Johnson’s men were favourites to land a first RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam since 2003 but they were outplayed 24-8 by Ireland at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

The video, which showed members of the England team celebrating Grand Slam success, was made by England sponsor Nike. It features several players including Toby Flood, Chris Ashton, Ben Foden and Mark Cueto.

It was due to be part of a major adverising campaign which also included 5,000 limited edition Grand Slam t-shirts, and a planned billboard campaign on the London underground which also had to be scrapped.

England did however win the 6 Nations tournament itself.