So there we have it, yet another example of the gulf between the two sports. I'm honestly puzzled as to why people love it so much.
Last night people could pay at the gate and watch two teams brimming with World Class players putting their bodies on the line, giving it all for a league match. They aren't especially well paid, very very few of them will be able to retire on their earnings, but they stay in Ireland, play their rugby here, are available to go to schools, meet kids on supporters days, sign books and all that malarky.
Meanwhile grossly overpaid people who ply their trade abroad are worshipped, and what do they give in return, **** all.
I'm delighted I'm a rugby fan, I get to watch class player play live for hardly anything, I've met loads of the players even played against some of them. It's bloody brilliant!
I can only imagine how much rugby will continue to grow when entertainment of the quality of Friday night is up against the pap on display in Cyprus tonight.