The annual colours match between Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin was due to take place yesterday. Now, outside of those intimately involved, the colours match has no real rugby relevance. Examine if you will the team sheet in the programme for the 1969 colours game which was held in Lansdowne Road on December 3. Ben Underwood, a pupil from Blackrock College, is the only player from the Republic of Ireland to represent Trinity College. Spring described the colours match as "a vicious rivalry" again which may have prepared him for what was to come in some of the peace process negotiations.
Source: Irish Independent January 17, 2021 02:34 UTC