Keith Wood among 3 Irish rugby greats to join IRB Hall of Fame

Keith Wood skittles George Gregan in a 2003 World Cup.

IN A DEAL that creates enormous sense, a International Rugby Hall of Fame and a IRB Hall of Fame have been merged.

Both enterprises have run exclusively for a series of years though sense, and finances, have prevailed and all of rugby’s greats will now be immortalised underneath one roof. The general code has been incorporated into a IRB indication and, to symbol a agreement, 37 rugby legends will join a ranks over a subsequent year.

Of a 37, many of whom are New Zealanders and Welshmen, are 3 former Irish captains. Fergus Slattery, Keith Wood and Tom Kiernan will be inducted to a gymnasium of celebrity in a entrance months. Between them, a group won 178 Test caps for Ireland and done 14 British Irish Lions Test appearances.

Fergus Slattery 1971

Flanker Fergus Slattery (right) in movement for a 1971 Lions group that finished their debate of South Africa winning and unbeaten.

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The contingent will join a likes of Irish legends Willie John McBride, Tony O’Reilly and Jack Kyle. Other new internationals that will be fasten a greats embody Sean Fitzpatrick, Joost outpost der Westhuizen, Grant Fox and Ieuan Evans.

The initiation ceremonies will also recognize ‘pioneers and greats from a women’s diversion and some of a good characters from a commencement of a 20th century’.

Article source: http://www.thescore.ie/keith-wood-irb-hall-of-fame-1598590-Jul2014/

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