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Former Ireland international Neville Furlong dies aged 49

The Garryowen man was the last Irish player to score a try worth four points.

Furlong is tackled by the All Blacks.
Furlong is tackled by the All Blacks.
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THE DEATH HAS taken place of former Ireland rugby international Neville Furlong. He was 49.

His death was announced by Garryowen this morning following an illness.

Furlong was twice-capped by Ireland, with both coming on the 1992 tour of New Zealand.

Though Ireland lost both Tests, he scored a try in the second, earning the distinction of being the last Irish player to score a try worth four points as rugby changed its scoring system later that year.

Furlong also played minor and U21 football with Wexford.

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