Ireland’s star-studded rugby players managed to squeeze in some all important grooming before they jetted off to Wales this week.
Rugby hunk, Jordi Murphy dropped into Barbiere, the Dublin barbershop, on Tuesday to get his mop chopped ahead of his rugby duties.
In the usual World Cup tradition, each member of the squad has to get gifts to give to their team mates before heading off, and Jordi obviously thought that a couple of the guys could do with some grooming ahead of the first match!
Meanwhile, as the players boarded their plane on Wednesday, Rob Kearney shared a picture of the lads standing shoulder to shoulder before they took to the skies.
A photo posted by Rob Kearney (@robkearney) on
Conor Murray also took time out from his busy preparations and posted a quick selfie on his Instagram account on Wednesday before getting on the plane along with team mates Paddy Jackson, Simon Zebo and Sean Cronin.
And we’re off! ✈️ @aerlingus A photo posted by Conor Murray (@conormurray9) on
Meanwhile, the wives and girlfriends of Ireland’s top rugby stars will have “limited contact” with their hunky other halves as the World Cup campaign gets underway.
The IRFU are keen to keep the focus on the team ahead of the big tournament and any contact between the players and their loved ones will have to wait until after games.
The Rugby World Cup gets underway tonight, with England Vs Fiji, and we can cheer on our rugby lads this Saturday as they go head to head with Canada – we can’t wait!