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19 things that nobody saw coming in 2013

The world of sport was rocked. ROCKED, I tells ya.

Gordon D’Arcy grew the best beard ever


A college football star in the US found the need to make up a fake girlfriend. Yeah, we’re looking at you, Manti Te’o.


Connacht humbled French giants Toulouse


Roy Keane works for the FAI

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Golden boy Sonny Bill Williams’ perfection was called into question

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An overage ballboy viciously kept possession despite the best efforts of Eden Hazard

Charlie Morgan became an overnight celebrity.

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The Lions celebrated with James Bond

Secret service, me h**e.


Alex Ferguson called it quits


A flippin’ bus became the big early controversy at the Tour de France


Peter O'Mahony played on the wing as Ireland lose in Rome


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The last second of the Iron Bowl

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Dennis Rodman made a "friend for life" in North Korean leader Kim Yong Un

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Mount Leinster Rangers won the AIB Leinster Hurling Senior Club Championship


Mick McCarthy's gorgeous new beard

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Oprah became required viewing for sports fans across the world

Simon Zebo asked to be Munster's captain

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Aaron Ramsey outshone Mesut Ozil


Kilkenny didn't get a game in Croke Park


The lights went out for more than 30 minutes at the Super Bowl

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Connacht hopeful Jake Heenan will be fit to face Leinster

A clump of Tom Huddlestone’s afro is selling for more than £1500 on Ebay

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