Originally Posted by Robstar
Yeah, well that's a bit more testing waters. The Irish rugby union team, on its own, consists of players from Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) and the Republic of Ireland (a separate state), so it's sort of appropriate that it's referred to as "...and Irish". But, yeah, Northern Ireland is part of Britain, although yeah, under the "United Kingdom of..." banner it's kept separate. It's all about the islands really, though. I don't know...WRESTLINGGGGGGG!!!