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Ireland Rugby World Cup star looks gutted as he apologises during TV interview

Ireland star Mack Hansen looked gutted as he apologised to viewers after swearing during his post-match interview with ITV on Saturday night. The winger was Ireland’s only try scorer at the Stade de France in Paris as his country defeated South Africa 13-8 at the Rugby World Cup.

Hansen was in fine form for Andy Farrell’s side as he started for the second match in a row and crossed the whitewash seven minutes before half time to hand his team a 7-3 lead at the break. South Africa hit back in the second period as Cheslin Kolbe went over for a try to nudge the reigning champions ahead. But Ireland went on to claim victory thanks to the boot of Jonny Sexton and Jack Crowley.

Hansen was clearly on cloud nine as he gave his reaction to the famous victory. And the 25-year-old said: “It was pretty much like a Grand Slam on steroids out there. It was crazy. It said there were 80,000, it seemed like there were f***ing 800,000.”

Hansen was stunned that he had let a swear word slip out of his mouth and immediately put his hand over his mouth in shock as he apologised to viewers. “Ohh pardon, pardon again,” he exclaimed. “Damn. It seemed like there were 800,000. I swore, sorry.”

The ace then went on to laud the fans for their support on the night as he added. “It was incredible. And we needed every single one of them out there tonight to get that job done against a really good South African team. They’re just so big and physical and they still showed up tonight. And it was definitely the fans that got us over there.”


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