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On song: here's your playlist for the Irish players' trip to New Zealand

Ireland’s rugby panel head for the World Cup today. We asked you to put together a mix-tape to kill the time as they head south. And it goes something like this…

THIS AFTERNOON IRELAND’s rugby players will embark on the latest leg of their journey to the Rugby World Cup: the actual flight to New Zealand.

Brian O’Driscoll will lead his side onto the plane for a 5pm departure ahead of at least a month-and-a-half at the tournament.

Yesterday, we asked you on TheScore, our Facebook page and through Twitter to help us compile a playlist for the players to while away the epic journey south.

Put a coin in the jukebox and check out the mix-tape you came up with:

  • The Beatles – Getting Better

“It’s a little better all the time”

  • Snoop Dogg vs David Guetta – Sweat

“Sweat, sweat”

  • Arcade Fire – Wake Up

“You’d better look out below”

  • Elvis – A little less conversation

“A little less fight and a little more spark”

  • This is the One – Stone Roses

“I’d like to leave the country, for a month of Sundays”

  • Curtis Mayfield – Move on up

“So keep on pushing, Take nothing less –  not even second best”

  • Johnny Cash – I Won’t Back Down

“You can stand me up at the gates of hell, But I won’t back down”

  • Gil Scott Heron - I’m New Here

“No matter how far you’ve gone, you can always turn around”

  • O Fortuna – Carmina Burana

  • Kanye West – Stronger

“Work it, make it, do it, makes us harder, better, faster, stronger”

  • Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

“Some will win, some will lose, some were born to sing the blues”

  • Luke Kelly – Song for Ireland

“I stood by your Atlantic sea  and sang a song for Ireland”

Let us know if you’ve any more suggestion and we’ll flip over to the other side of the tape.

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