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    On front page of The Irish Times today is a truly telling photograph, one of the best in a long time.

    Ronan O' Gara; face to face with Queen Elizabeth, hands in his pockets as over her shoulder Brian O' Driscoll covers his face with one hand.

    The Indo has a wider angled photograph taken moments afterward. The Queen has moved on in the line. Ronan O' Gara still has his hands in his pockets.

    So it's safe to assume that sometime after they shook hands his disappeared into his trousers. Where they were as she made her way toward him would be interesting to know.

    Is it also safe to assume O' Gara's casual stance was representative of another stance? A picture tells a thousands words, but sometimes it's difficult to discern what those words are.

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    'We recognise you. You're the gentleman who threw that faaabulous pass to Brian at the weekend aren't you'.

    ROG just looks like Fr Damo. Bet he told her "you're not the boss of me."
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    It was wrong for the Irish team to meet the queen. It is not the same as the ulster players meeting the President. Her presence in Ireland is an assertion of British rule which is disputed. It is disputed by peaceful and democratic means but it is disputed.

    Irish rule in the south is not disputed so there is no issue.

    Likewise if the Queen greeted the players before a match in England there would be no issue. But she has no business meeting them here. Nor they her. A shameful end to a great season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gimpanzee View Post


    'We recognise you. You're the gentleman who threw that faaabulous pass to Brian at the weekend aren't you'.
    The Queen then continued:

    [adopt a queenie voice]

    'You really fukked up your lions chance, didn't you Rog? I say, its a bloody good thing we're bringing Stephen Jones.
    Charles was telling me he's simply marvellous. And Charles should know, being his prince after all.
    Now, where's that Quinlan fellow? Keep him away from me'.

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    You'' find every front row in the Rugby world with associations to the commomwealth go after ROG for that one.

    Fair play to the lad in my opinion

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    Good on ya Rog.
    She should have had the decency to remove her glove when shaking hands.
    Maybe she was worried about catching Irish famine flu???

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    This deserves a caption but I can't think of one!

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    On Tubridy, someone came up with 'Grand Slam Thank You Maam'

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    Caption: 'I'll sell it to ye, six counties for the silverware'

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    Her Majesty The Queen (for it is She): “Young man! Why do you have your hands in your pockets?”

    Ronan O’Gara: “It’s a bit embarrassing, ma’am.”

    Queen: “Do tell. I beseech thee”.

    ROG: “Them Leinster lads in the team, like. They tied me down in the hotel last night, for a laugh, like.”

    Queen: “And…”

    ROG: “They put blue paint on my… on my nether-regions, because of the match.”

    Queen: “I see. Does it hurt?”

    ROG: “It does a bit. Instead of paint, I wished they dipped my mickey in dye.”

    Queen: “Like Will Carling?”

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