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What we learned this weekend...

Here’s the lessons we took from a busy weekend of sport.

1. Sevens rugby is not the one with the crepe paper ticked into your waistband

The Hong Kong leg of the HSBC World Series Sevens kicked off this weekend. Samoan Lolo Lui shows it’s a tough business with this tackle on a Tongan. Boom!

2. Fortune favours the brave

A group of Maynooth students are heading for Las Vegas in football tennis. A ‘drunken email’ saw them invited to Turkey last year and now Andre Agassi will welcome them to his home tournament. We spoke to them on Friday.

3. Some people are idiots

Before last night’s USA-Argentina international friendly at New Meadowlands Stadium, an already ill-observed minute’s silence for victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami was interrupted yet further when one moron shouted “Konnichiwa, Bitches”.

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4. The army – like time – waits for no man

Waterford skipper Stephen Molumphy was substituted at half-time during yesterday’s Division 1 clash against Kilkenny at Nowlan Park because he was heading off for a battle of a different kind.

A lieutenant in the Irish Army, the wing-forward was scheduled to fly out to join his colleagues in the Defence Force yesterday evening.

5. Abel Taraabt is quite good

Soccer Am produced this impressive tribute to QPR’s star man. He’ll make a welcome addition to the Premier League.

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