From the Telstra Stadium to Anglesea Road: Munster and Ireland lock Donncha O'Callaghan brought his season to a close at Old Belvedere RFC on Wednesday night as he took part in the Budweiser Tag 'Challenge Donncha' match
'The Burbarians', Tag rugby regulars at Suttonians, faced the might of Donncha O'Callaghan's Select 7 team in Wednesday's much-anticipated Budweiser Tag 'Challenge Donncha' match. IrishRugby.ie caught up with the big man himself before the first blow of match referee Alain Rolland's whistle.
Before his final match of the season, Wednesday's Budweiser Tag 'Challenge Donncha' encounter at Old Belvedere, Munster and Ireland lock Donncha O'Callaghan chatted to IrishRugby.ie about taking on 'The Burbarians', his opinion of Tag rugby, his summer tour experiences, Tony McGahan's appointment as Munster coach and the immediate future for the Ireland squad.
Tickets are now on sale for the first ever Women's November International Series to be held in the UCD Bowl. Kids go free with any adult tickets. Ireland will face world champions England, top ranked Canada and the Black Ferns of New Zealand.
Tournament Director Garrett Tubridy sets the scene for an exciting weekend of rugby at UCD where 16 Women's Sevens teams will battle it out at for one qualifying spot for the Rio Olympics. Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie/sevens.
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