Having attended my first international rugby match at the new Aviva stadium against South Africa last Saturday and witnessing former Irish rugby international Keith Wood in the centre of the pitch sporting a poppy, it will be my last. Along with the IRFU's ditching of 'Amhrán na bhFiann' in favour of 'Ireland's Call', and now allowing the politicising of Armistice Day, Irish rugby's spiritual journey from Lansdowne Road to Aviva stadium is complete.

Tom Cooper


Dublin 16