Monday, March 16, 2020

#RetroRugby kicks off with France v Ireland 2018



Rather than leave the site idle over the coming weeks of uncertainty, we've decided here at Harpin Manor to hop on the re-watching bandwagon so for the near future we'll be going back over some great Leinster & Ireland matches from years gone by.

For our first installment, we're not going back all that far.  With no France v Ireland match last weekend, we're travelling back to February 2018 and the last time the two sides met in Paris.  Of course we all know how it turned out so the picture above isn't exactly a spoiler, but what we want to do with #RetroRugby is look back at how the rugby world was at that time so as well as re-watching the 80 minutes, we'll also be looking at sporting headlines, our Harpin match preview and then some of the online reactions to the result at the time where possible.

Joining me in the re-watch will be Cian "@RugbyKino" O'Mulleoir.  The plan is to start the video rolling at 3pm on St Patrick's Day and we'll be tweeting our way throughout and then that same evening, we'll record a chat about the match for a podcast to round things off.

Maybe if you're free you can watch along with us and share your thoughts along with us, otherwise check out the pod once I have it published.

I'll be using the YouTube clip below to watch - the commentary is in French though I find the foreign language element helps you form your own narratives.  If I find an alternative legal source with English I'll pass it on.

Hope you can join in this experimental project  - if so I'll see you on Twitter at 3 bells on Tuesday!!! JLP


Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019