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Peter O'Mahony takes swipe at Scotland on Irish TV

By Ian Cameron
Ireland v Scotland – Rugby World Cup 2023 – Pool B – Stade de France

Ireland flanker Peter O’Mahony fired some parting shots at Scotland on Irish television following his side’s dominant win over their Pool B rivals.

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O’Mahony, celebrating his 100th cap for Ireland, found himself at the centre of several fiery altercations with Scotland players.

The match, which had been highly anticipated due to Scotland’s claims of having figured out how to challenge the world’s top-ranked team, lived up to its billing in terms of intensity.

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Early in the second half, tensions flared when Ireland’s Johnny Sexton was tripped by Scotland’s replacement player, Ollie Smith. O’Mahony, known for his unwavering commitment on the field, was quick to react, leading to a heated exchange between the two sides.

Despite the heated moments, Ireland emerged victorious with a scoreline of 36-14, securing their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

O’Mahony’s remarkable performance on his milestone 100th cap did not go unnoticed.

In a pitch side interview he didn’t spare Scotland, taking the opportunity to have a dig at his opponent’s apparent talk in the press before the game.

“It’s part and parcel of rugby [the altercation], it’s a physical game.

‘They were in the press beforehand saying they were going to knock us off and end our streak, how they figured us out and worked us out.

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“I don’t think they did to be honest with you.”

Loosehead Andrew Porter lauded O’Mahony’s contribution, stating, “Obviously Pete’s one of the most respected players to have worn the Irish jersey and it was an honour to share the field with him today. He’s the lifeblood of this team. He and his family will be incredibly proud of him, and it was incredible for us to make the day special for him.”

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