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Guinness’ tell fans to lay off the black-stuff in response to Irish RWC quarter-final defeat in Japan

By Sarah Finnan

October 20, 2019 at 9:33am


The Irish were not a happy bunch yesterday after New Zealand crushed our hopes of a Rugby World Cup win.

Hoping to make history by delivering a quarter-final win at the RWC, it wasn’t to be for the boys in green. Going head to head against defending world champions, Joe Schmidt’s side put up a valiant fight, but the match finished 46-14 in favour of the All Blacks.

The New Zealand squad now advance to the semi-final where they will face England, who won their quarter-final showdown against Australia with a similar score 40-16.

Marking the last game for both manager Joe Schmidt and captain Rory Best, fans around the world joined them in commiserating the loss, with even Guinness weighing in on the outcome.

Urging supporters to have a pint of Carlsberg instead, they said what all of us were thinking: “we’re officially done with the colour black today”.

Enough said is right.

Speaking to reporters after the match, Best was overcome with emotion mirroring the entire nation’s disappointment.

Coming to terms with the knock-out defeat is no easy task and we’ll certainly be laying off “the black stuff” for a while at least.

Onwards and upwards lads.


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