ninetyninecall – Quinlan to receive IRB Fair Play award.

1 04 2011

World Fair Play Award 2011 goes to Munster's Alan Quinlan

What a day yesterday for the big man from Clanwilliam. Not long after the story broke yesterday in Cork’s Evening Echo that Quinlan was to retire in the coming weeks, the International Rugby Board called an emergency meeting in their Dublin headquarters. It was late last night when Mike Miller the CEO/Secretary General of the IRB tweeted this:

Although an unexpected accolade, this is nothing more that Quinlan deserves after a professional rugby career spanning over 16 years with Munster, in the 16years with Munster Quinlan clocked up over 210 appearances and never received a red-card in any game. This in itself is a monumental achievement that a player could go so far in the top-level of rugby and in every single appearance bend the rules to within breaking point but never get penalised.

For this Alan Quinlan, the entire rugby world salutes you! Here’s a clip of his best bits!

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