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Can you guess these famous Irish faces’ connection to rugby?

You have to figure out how the likes of Sharon Horgan, Christy Moore and David McWilliams are linked with the sport.

THE GUINNESS SIX Nations is in full swing, and after Ireland suffered disappointment at Twickenham last Sunday, the teams have a rest week.

You can still get your rugby fix by watching The Line-Out this Thursday night on Virgin Media One (10pm), but with no matches scheduled for this weekend, we thought we’d test your knowledge with a quiz.

Below is a selection of well-known Irish personalities and you have to figure out what their link to rugby is…  

Actress, writer and comedian Sharon Horgan...
Is the sister of former Ireland star Shane Horgan
Wrote a sitcom about an Irish rugby fan living in London

Once worked as Leinster's media officer
Won Player of the Year at Sacred Heart convent school
Musician Phil Coulter...
Scored the winning try against England at Twickenham in 1964
Is a former IRFU president

Is a season ticket holder at Kingspan Stadium
Wrote 'Ireland's Call'
The late actor Richard Harris...
Played for Munster schools but saw his rugby career cut short by tuberculosis
Introduced Daniel Radcliffe to rugby on the set of Harry Potter

Successfully kicked a penalty during half-time at an Ireland international
Wrote an unfinished play set at Thomond Park
Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese...
Used to host monthly rugby matches at Áras an Uachtaráin
Founded the first women's rugby team at Queen's University

Was involved in an infamous Six Nations moment with England captain Martin Johnson in 2003
Has her own private box at Ulster's home ground
Retired Dublin footballer Ger Brennan...
Was penpals with Keith Earls as a child
Played with Belvedere College alongside Cian Healy

Once sang Ireland's Call at the Aviva Stadium with his gospel choir
Is named after Irish Times rugby writer Gerry Thornley
Former politician Ruairí Quinn...
While Minister for Education, proposed that rugby should be made compulsory in schools
Is the brother of ex-Ireland international Mick Quinn

Was a member of Blackrock College's Senior Cup team
Once got into a Twitter spat with Joe Schmidt
Ballad singer Christy Moore...
Lined out as a tighthead prop for Newbridge College
Wrote a song called 'The legend of Brian O'Driscoll'

Had trials for Leinster as a teenager
Admits to hating rugby because he lost a match heavily when he was a child
Ex-Taoiseach Brian Cowen...
Had a spell as the UCD rugby team's kitman during his college days
Is Tullamore Rugby Club's biggest fan and never misses a match

Was a half-back for Cistercian College, Roscrea
Presented Barack Obama with a signed rugby ball on his visit to the White House
Economist David McWilliams...
Has a son who's an Ireland underage rugby international
Wrote a book comparing the Irish economy to the Ireland rugby team

Grew up living next door to Leinster's home ground in Donnybrook
Played wing in a Leinster Schools Junior Cup final at Lansdowne Road
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Grand Slam
Top marks for you. Why not celebrate by tuning in to The Line-Out on Virgin Media One.
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Six Nations championship
An excellent performance.The Line-Out on Virgin Media One would be right up your street.
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Triple Crown
A decent effort. It would be worth your while tuning in to The Line-Out on Virgin Media One.
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Wooden spoon
The less said the better. Better brush up on your rugby knowledge by watching The Line-Out on Virgin Media One.
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The Line-Out airs at 10pm on Virgin Media One every Thursday throughout the Guinness Six Nations. This week, the guests will include referee Nigel Owens and pop star Una Healy. If you miss out, you can catch up on the Virgin Media Player. Every Guinness Six Nations game will also be shown live on Virgin Media Television. Please drink responsibly. To learn more, visit drinkaware.ie.

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