Brian Carney Gives Sky Sports Presenter Brilliant ‘British’ Lions Geography Lesson
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It was revealed this week that the Great Britain and Ireland Lions rugby league team will be making their long-awaited return this summer after a 12-year hiatus. The Lions will take on New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Tonga, with all games set to be live on Sky Sports.
Former rugby league star Brian Carney, who hails from Cork, and became the first Irishman to play for the Lions in 46 years, scoring eight tries in 14 appearances between 2003 and 2006, was a guest on Sky Sports news today to discuss the announcement – and gave his English colleague a brilliant geography lesson in the process!
“Can we start with a geography lesson and a sovereignty lesson as well, please?,” he said.
“It’s Great Britain and Ireland… Unless they’ve changed it and haven’t given me the memo.
“I saw a quote included from the Irish Rugby League chairman yesterday welcoming the return of Great Britain and Ireland. He was the only person in the whole press release to reference the fact that an independent country, Ireland, is also a part of this make-up.
“Unless that’s changed, I’m going to go with Great Britain and Ireland.”
Good man Brian. You tell them.
The Tans are at it again. pic.twitter.com/39dh0guRpr
— Fintan O'Toolbox (@FintanOToolbox) March 6, 2019