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Quiz: Can you name these Irish rugby players from the 90s?

You’ve spotted Simon Geoghegan, now see how you fare with the rest.

Image: © Billy Stickland/INPHO

AH, THE NINETIES, a glorious time in ancient history when Richie Kavanagh ruled the airwaves, tearaway tracksuits kept our legs on constant alert and (*checks notes) before Maniac 2000 came along to change everything forever.

Though it was a glorious time for humanity, it was a largely fallow period for Irish rugby with a few notable exceptions. Below are some heroes – sung and unsung – from Ireland’s international scene during the 90s. All you have to do is put a name to the face.

Whistle blown and we're off. Can you name this future referee?
JP Doyle
Frank Murphy

Alain Rolland
Sean Gallagher
Name this lock at the World Cup?
Gabriel Fulcher
Neil Francis

Davy Tweed
Denis McBride
Click the man you think is Simon Mason, Ulster's Heineken Cup hero of 1999.

Which of the Wallace brothers is this?

Will you name this forward?
Andy Ward
Kieron Dawson

Denis McBride
Ross Nesdale
And this back?
Matt Mostyn
David Curtis

Jim Staples
Maurice Field
What do you call this speedster who made his international debut the same day as Brian O'Driscoll?
Matt Mostyn
Tom Tierney

Gordon D'Arcy
Mike Mullins
Name this scorer of an iconic 90s try?
Gary Halpin
Noel Mannion

Keith Crossan
Gordon Hamilton
Can you ID this abrasive back row of the late 90?
Dion O'Cuinneagain
David Corkery

Andy Ward
Denis McBride
Finally, which of these men is not Simon Geoghegan?

Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
90s nerd
And they said you spent too much time watching rugby and not enough time listening to Oasis. Look at you now!
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You scored out of !
90s noob
Sure it was just a bit of craic.
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