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BOD goes back to the future

The IRFU plan on burying a time capsule beneath the Aviva Stadium in the coming weeks. What would you include?

Image: INPHO/Billy Stickland

IRELAND CAPTAIN BRIAN O’Driscoll rocked up to the Aviva Stadium earlier today (despite the fact that this succinct summary of his day ommitted that detail) and dragged along this futurisitc-looking time capsule.

The container will be buried beneath the beuatiful new stadium during November to mark the game’s return to Lansdowne Road.

The pod – which will remain unopened for 50 years, we’re assured – will contain:

  • Brian O’Driscoll’s jersey from the opening game at the ground against South Africa
  • A photo compilation album, comprising photos sent by Irish rugby supporters
  • And an A4-sized painting by a primary school student

Clearly, these are all great. But what really represents Irish rugby in 2010? We suggest Drico fills the bucket with:

Anyone else want to cram in something else, before John Hayes reverses the digger in the gate?


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