Ryle Nugent loves a good name he does.
Ryle Nugent's announcement he was leaving RTE today came as a shock. As Head of Sport in RTE, him leaving changes the sporting dynamic in the country. Much more importantly though, it means he'll no longer be commentating on what's left of RTE's rugby coverage.
We truly doubt there is any man on television who loves a surname which ends in a vowel sound as much as Ryle; his favourite thing in the world apart from a particularly sensuous French name.
On this day of immense sadness and nostalgia, we've decided to play homage to this love of names - all of them said with such joy, it instills joy in us. We wouldn't go as far as to say this is a definitive ranking and there are probably a few gems that we've forgotten, but it's a start. Let us know your favourites.
7. Thierry Dusautoir
6. Craig Joubert
5. Sergio Parisse
4. Wesley Fofana
3. Simon Zebo
2. Gordon D'Arcy
As Fiontán O'Mael Eoin pointed out on Facebook, Nugent's reaction to Rory Best's try against New Zealand will forever be etched in our memory.