With Ronan O'Gara back in New Zealand now, settling into his new role with Crusaders, TV3 have been left with a bit of airtime to fill. Ahead of today's clash with Wales, they decided to conduct a pitchside interview with the IRFU's president and erstwhile Irish prop, Phil Orr.
While it was slightly startling to see Orr pop up ahead of kick-off, it was all made worthwhile when Sinead Kissane asked whether the Welsh decision to turn their backs on their Celtic brethren and vote for South Africa instead. At the time, Irish Rugby CEO voiced his displeasure that Wales saw fit to vote for South Africa, and evidently, the decision still rankles.
Orr mentioned as much when Kissane asked of his matchday responsibilities as president:
We met with the Welsh committee last night, and we might have mentioned a couple of things about the Rugby World Cup. We had to send a message.
Did you express your disappointment with them?
What do you think? Of course. I have a duty on behalf of the people of Ireland, the governments and the IRFU that we are unhappy they didn't vote for us.
Watch it below.