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It's thumbs up from the Irish rugby squad during a day off today

The players were enjoying themselves at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey.

Thumbs up from Dave Kearney at Mercedes-Benz World today in Surrey.
Thumbs up from Dave Kearney at Mercedes-Benz World today in Surrey.
Image: ©INPHODan Sheridan

AHEAD OF THE eagerly-anticipated game against Italy this weekend, the Irish players enjoyed a down-day today at the Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, Surrey.

The facility is based at the historic Brooklands motor racing circuit, with over 100 cars on display, and driving lessons to anyone over 1.5m tall (the entire squad made the cut apparently).

Clearly fun was had by all once again – all these photos are missing is a Paul O’Connell fear face and Devin Toner’s dangly legs.

Has Jamie Heaslip ever looked this cool?

Jamie Heaslip Source: ©INPHODan Sheridan

Yes, yes he has…

Jamie Heaslip Source: ©INPHODan Sheridan

Tadgh Furlong was a picture of concentration

Tadhg Furlong Source: ©INPHODan Sheridan

While Tadhg Furlong looked a bit worried

Tadhg Furlong Source: ©INPHODan Sheridan

Conor Murray ready to go for a spin

Conor Murray Source: ©INPHODan Sheridan


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Peter O'Mahony and Tadhg Furlong Source: ©INPHODan Sheridan

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Richardt Strauss Source: ©INPHODan Sheridan

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Devin Toner Source: ©INPHODan Sheridan

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