Absolutely Brilliant Story About A 10-Year-Old Tadhg Furlong Goes Viral
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An absolutely brilliant newspaper story featuring a 10-year-old Tadhg Furlong has been doing the rounds online and we just can’t get enough of it.
The Leinster and Ireland tighthead (aptly nicknamed ‘the jukebox’ because the hits just keep on coming) is widely regarded as the best in the world in his position, and like all good professionals the 26-year-old started pretty early – learning to “tackle before he could walk”
The entire piece on Furlong reads:
“Tadhg has been playing rugby with New Ross since the tender age of five. When it comes to sport rugby has always been his first love. In fact one could say he learned to tackle before he learned to walk.”
“Anyone at the receiving end of one of his tackles (including his mother) will testify to its ferocity.”
“He plays with Horeswood GAA club.”
“Last year, when playing U10 hurling, his team won the Caulfield Hurling Shield. The same team also picked [up] two shields and a cup in football. He plays fullback on the football team where very little gets past him.”
“Apart from sports he likes to play cards, draughts, draw and of course his playstation.”
“His ambition is to play rugby for Ireland. Current Irish players he admires are Keith Wood and Brian O’Driscoll. He has a special liking for the All Blacks, and has in the past egged his team mates on with his version of the [Haka]. He thinks Budda and Sean Furlong do a good job for Ross firsts.”
“Perhaps his Christmas wish list will give some idea of his sporting interests, it included a Wexford jersey, an Irish soccer jersey and an All Blacks jersey (he already has an Irish jersey).
And best part is still to come, with his coaches comments at the bottom of the article proving the Wexford man was always destined for greatness.
“Coaches comments: Already a veteran at this stage. The first name to go down on the team sheet each week. Absolutely fearless, a devastating tackler. Has a very promising future and the potential to go to the top. Keeps coaches on their toes as sometimes they can’t keep up with him.”
What an absolute legend. How can you not love this man?
— RugbyPlayersIreland (@RugbyPlayersIRE) February 11, 2019