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This weekend’s rugby showdown between age-old rivals England and Ireland has all the makings of a classic.
Can unbeaten Ireland continue on its winning ways and beat the auld enemy? Can England, so soundly beaten by the All Blacks in the Autumn series, bounce back from a narrow loss against the French (backed up by a win against the hapless Scots) by defeating the committed Celts from across the Irish sea?
The Moodie Blog is giving readers the chance to predict the result – and win two great prizes to boot.
We’ve tied up once again with Dubai Duty Free, which is offering a ticket in its Millennium Millionaire raffle to our lucky winner. That puts you in with a chance to win US$1 million in the retailer’s next prize draw.
As an added bonus, but only for Irish readers, we’re offering a strictly limited-edition, travel retail exclusive DVD, featuring the last 36 seconds of ordinary time and 2 minutes of injury time from the thrilling Ireland v All Blacks international held at Lansdowne Road, Dublin on 24 November 2013.
This, readers, was one of the greatest sporting contests of all time. Unfortunately due to a malfunction in The Moodie Report Chairman’s television, which was found with its screen kicked in and other damage after being thrown from a second-storey window, the first 79 minutes and 24 seconds of ordinary time were destroyed. But to all our Irish readers, we promise you the tension and excitement of the shortened footage will make up for it!
To win the US$1m Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire ticket, all you have to do is answer the following questions:
1) Who will win Saturday’s big match? Ireland? England? Or a draw?
2) What will the score be?
3) Which team will score first?
To win, you must get question 1 right. The winner will then be calculated according to the total points differential between their answer to question 2 and the real score. Question 3 will act as a tie-breaker. In the event of a tie after all three questions the winner will be decided by the best answers to the following questions, which all readers wanting to win the video should answer anyway:
- Immediately after watching the last 2 minutes and 36 seconds of the Ireland v All Blacks match from the substitutes bench, what were legendary Irish player Brian O’Driscoll’s first few words?
- Describe English referee Wayne Barnes in two printable words [UPDATE: After several animated e-mails from competition entrants, the rules committee has agreed that there are NO printable words to describe Wayne Barnes, so any two words at all will do – whether we ultimately print them or not]
Please send your answers by e-mail to Martin@TheMoodieReport.com before 1500 London time on Saturday 22 February, headed ‘The Big Match’.