Welcome to Whiff of Cordite, the rugby nerd’s blog.
Egg Chaser is a Dublin-based Belfast-born Ulster and Ireland fan. He spends a lot of time reading, watching and pontificating about rugger with Mini-Egg (born Novemeber 2010) and their dog, Tommy Bowe, while Mrs Egg tires of the constant references to Matt Banahan’s hands. Egg enjoys seeing rugby played and debated with intelligence, verve and honesty. He prefers to see players in their natural positions, and has an aversion to converted forwards in the back-line. Egg’s rugby heroes include Stephen Ferris, Stephen Larkham, Den Caddah, Ronan O’Gara and Stuart Barnes.
Palla Ovale is a North Dublin-dwelling Leinster and Ireland Rugby fan. A season ticket holder at the RDS, he can regularly be seen at the ground roaring loudly and fearing the worst, with Mrs Ovale and Little Ovale. Palla’s rugby heroes include Sergio Parisse, Maxime Medard, David Wallace, Jamie Heaslip and His Bodness. He has a bias towards passing scrum halves, hookers who can throw and backs who can catch, pass and run. Stick around, and follow us on Twitter @WhiffofCordite and on on our Facebook page.