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Watch: What Are RTÉ Playing At With Their Montage For England Vs Ireland?

Watch: What Are RTÉ Playing At With Their Montage For England Vs Ireland?
By Mikey Traynor Updated

Nobody does a hairs-on-the-back-of-the-neck montage quite like RTÉ for us, which is why we were left puzzled by a majorly underwhelming montage for Saturday's game.

Granted, the fact that we are out of contention for this year's championship means that there isn't quite the buzz about this trip to Twickenham as there has been in recent times, and many feel we will struggle against Eddie Jones' England side, but Joe Schmidt has picked an exciting team and this game is certainly one to look forward to.

So why did they dedicate 30 seconds of a 90 second montage to the media coverage of the general election?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3GGLddg7GA

Furthermore, why are some of Ireland's greatest tries against England spliced in with some bloke making a fry-up for breakfast? I'm supposed to be ready to run through walls after this, not contemplating taking down a 12 pack of SuperValu sausages.

Perhaps they were looking for the monotony of the election to show how today is 'a day unlike any other', but then why would they use the most regular and mundane moments of this 'special' day? Let's call a spade a spade here, when you consider how pumped we were for Ireland vs Wales, this one is a bit crap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1x6wD68GaU

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We're not trying to have a go at whoever shot this or anything, but the entire concept seems well wide of the mark. Yes, I want to see Woody barrelling over off the lineout, and yes I want to see Simon Geoghegan, but why am I being taken out of the moment to watch some guy play the lotto?!

It's like six seconds of an actual Six Nations montage at the start, and then they just said "Feck it, the tournament's over, let's have a fry."

They set their own standards way higher. This country depends on a good match-day montage.

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Maybe it's an overreaction, but the U20s had me out of my seat on Friday and I suddenly found myself far more up for this match. Now I just want a pint.

SEE ALSO: Watch: Ireland U20s Come From 20-6 Down To Mount Thrilling Comeback Vs England

SEE ALSO: 'I Just Thought, What An Absolute Twat!' - Stephen Ferris On Facing England In 2012

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