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24th Mar 2024

Bundee Aki is a brave man as he takes chunks out of Peter O’Mahony’s famous garden

Niall McIntyre

Bundee Aki has showcased his bravery on countless occasions in the Ireland jersey but this might just be the bravest thing he’s ever done.

The Ireland rugby team have been basking in the glory of their Six Nations triumph in recent days.

Andy Farrell’s side sealed their second Six Nations title in succession by defeating Scotland in the Aviva Stadium last Saturday, and the celebrations have continued well into the week.

From the World Cup to the Six Nations, it’s been a busy six months for the Irish team, and they have enjoyed their down-time over the last week.

The party began last Saturday at Lansdowne Road, a couple of hours after the game as the team sang their hearts out to the Robbie Williams classic ‘Angels.’

One of the only broadcast crews left packing up were the BBC, and they captured some great clips of the victorious squad singing and scooping as they posed for a group shot with the silverware.

Suited and booted, the squad danced and sang along to the music Jamison Gibson-Park was playing from his boom box, while the players cheered on a waltzing John Fogarty and Paul O’Connell.

From there, there were the few customary post match pints as team soaked in their win, with Guinness seeming to be the drink of choice.

The party bus continued down the country to Tipperary, as members of the team headed to the Premier County to celebrate Robbie Henshaw’s wedding to Mullingar native Sophie Marren on Thursday.

Bundee Aki and co. kept the party going as they made the trip to Cork on Saturday, to visit the home of team captain Peter O’Mahony.

And that’s where Aki, in particular, put his neck on the line.

Peter O’Mahony’s passion and love for his garden is clear for all to see. All you have to do is check out his Instagram to see the care he treats it with.

“Really glad I invited the team into our home,” he said without a hint of irony on Instagram this afternoon.

Conor Murray put it right then when, watching Bundee take a divot out of the famous garden with a golf shot, he called on his followers to ‘say a prayer’ for the Connacht star.

“That’s too far now,” said a voice in the background. We’re sure O’Mahony will take it all in good spirits…aren’t we?

Speaking after the Six Nations triumph, the man of the moment Robbie Henshaw praised the ‘tightness’ of the squad.

“This is the tightest squad I’ve ever been a part of,” Robbie Henshaw told SportsJOE, as another Six Nations medal hung around his neck.

“We’re all such good friends… it’s an unbelievable group of people.”

Maybe that tightness will be tested here!

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