Over the years there have been a lot of colorful stories in the Irish-New Zealand encounters, but recently one memory has become viral.
Volvo, a 13-year-old boy, created a headline that intervened not to allow the All Black attempt when he visited Lansdowne Road in 1989, 29 years ago. The young rugby enthusiast was a brother of RTE broadcaster Ryan Tubridy.
The Blacks legend, Grant Fox, thought he had scored on his first run after the elusive running and finishing.
The disappointing Irish players supported the goal of the resulting conversion, but that was a strange transition.
The attempt, however, excluded touch judges with flags due to a technical infringement of All Black Sean Fitzpatrick during a quick lineout attempt.
With the TMO not yet devised, the referee never found a flag until the young Garrett Tubridy started the game to pay attention to the referee.
☘️ Garbage | Grant Fox thought he scored in his first test against Ireland until a ball man intervened.
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All Blacks, Tuesday, November 13, 2018
"I watched the touch judge's flag and then saw New Zealand score a go," said the brave ball boy after the game.
"And when they scored, I told the touch judge," This does not happen, why do not you go and tell him? "And the touch judge can not do that. "He said.
"Then one of the people on the earth asked me for myself."
Ryan addressed his show at RTE Radio One this morning and asked, "Why am I interested in the story, and why would I be proud of the boy I see and why?" I asked Ryan.
"Because that boy is my sister, Garrett, and Garrett Tribre is in his childhood in rugby."
"I thought the story was really cute and made it online, and Garret is now a man.
"And he finished last year running the Women's Rugby World Cup.
"The clip's narrator has sent Keith Quinn (commentator) over the past few hours to say thank you for the video cassette.
"Keith kept the letters and is now there for everyone to see.
Ireland v New Zealand rugby talk. Grant Fox scored in 1989 but ruled out TJ. 13y.o Volvo Garrett Tubridy ran to the referee. Garrett wrote the video wonderfully to me. In 2017 he was Womens Director of RWCup in Ireland! Here are videos & photos. https://t.co/V3qW8dAJBi pic.twitter.com/uUyaYHLVXo
– Keith Quinn (@ KeithQuinn88) November 14, 2018
My spell has improved …… Thank you, Mr. Quinn! https://t.co/EOBIjBWK5y
– Garrett Tubridy November 14, 2018