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13th May 2018

Tadhg Furlong reveals nicknames of entire Leinster pack on hilarious flight home

Patrick McCarry

Brilliant stuff from the humble Wexford farmer!

Tadhg Furlong has now beaten the Springboks, Australia and the All Blacks. He is A grand Slam winner. He was an integral part of the 2017 Lions team that drew a memorable series with New Zealand.

He has proved to be up there with the very best tightheads in world rugby and continues to prove it each time he laces up.

On Saturday, in Bilbao, he added European Cup winner to his already impressive CV.

Furlong had to dig deep, like so many Leinster players, in the face of a fierce effort from Racing 92. Leinster trailed for most of the game and yet did what they needed to do in the closing stages to secure a 15-12 win.

Post-match, Furlong told BT Sport:

“This is my first ever European Cup. There’s some lads now on four and as a younger player within the squad its nice to have given the pedigree the club have in Europe.

“We’ve been working up to this for the last two years. We had disappointment in the semi-final last year, and in the semi-final of the PRO12 as well. It’s an amazing feeling.”

Furlong and his teammates definitely enjoyed their victory and were straight on a bus to Bilbao Airport after drinking their dressing room dry of tiny cans of Heineken and San Miguel.

On the flight back to Dublin, where they would meet up with the rest of the Leinster squad and academy players, Furlong was in rare form. His Instagram Stories brought rugby fans ‘The Pack’ and he had a nickname and bio for each man…




Tadhg Furlong (a.k.a) ‘The Jukebox’

‘The Big Cheese’



‘The Big Leaf’

‘Nordi Murphy’

Cracking bunch of lads too.

The pack will lose Murphy to Ulster next season but they could have two more games together – Munster at home in the PRO14 semi-final and a potential final at the Aviva Stadium on May 26.

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