Why oh why oh why are we obsessed with where the selected players came from? Not just fans at it either, media doing it too. Province. Country of birth. Even schools being broken down on my timeline.— Harpin' On Rugby (@HarpinOnRugby) November 4, 2021
It's Ireland. We want them to win. That's the talking point.
I really don't want to start my preview on this topic but I feel I have no choice. The main reason I'm reluctant, as I was to post that tweet Thursday evening, is because it exposed me to a response along the lines of "Well, of course you'd say that, you're a Leinster fan".
I think there’s a tendency to look at a teamsheet with 12 Leinster starters in it and, instead of thinking about them as Team Ireland, you think of the worst griefer you know crowing in the comments or launching septic “banter” your way on Whatsapp.— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) November 5, 2021