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Ireland may have been knocked out of the Rugby World Cup in the quarter-final with Wales, but one well-known Irish individual managed to briefly seize the trophy last night.
Before Friday’s Wales-Australia play-off for third place, the famous William Webb Ellis Cup was on display in the corporate hospitality area. Showing it off was none other than Australian rugby legend David ‘Campo’ Campese who had been part of the World Cup winning team in 1991.
Alas as the travel retail contingent made their way forward for a photo-opportunity with Campo and the Cup, the authorities decreed an end to the session.
But that didn’t stop Breeda. Sidestepping off her left foot like Irish rugby hero Brian O’Driscoll in his prime, Breeda breached the security line easily, grabbed the trophy (and Campo) and lit up the room with her trademark smile and style.
Others, including a certain Kiwi publisher, failed miserably to get anywhere near the Cup. Surely that’s not an ill omen for Sunday’s night game, is it?