'Alexa, sing an Irish rugby song': Smart device can give 'rousing rendition' of Ireland's Call

If you own an Amazon Alexa, you will be able to get it to sing the rugby team's anthem.

The smart device can belt out Ireland's Call, just in time to get you in the mood for the nation's opening Rugby World Cup clash against Scotland.

To hear the Irish anthem, users must ask: "Alexa, sing an Irish rugby song".

Listeners will then be treated to a "rousing rendition" of the famous anthem.

A statement from the company read: "As Ireland fans get ready for the boys in geeen's first 2019 Rugby World Cup appearance this weekend against Scotland, Amazon has announced that Irish fans will have the opportunity to hear Alexa sing 'Ireland's Call' to help them get in the mood for the game.

Alexa
Alexa

"To hear the Irish rugby anthem, Ireland fans simply need to say 'Alexa, sing an Irish rugby song' and Alexa will give a rousing rendition of the iconic song."

Ireland's opening World Cup game against Scotland will kick-off on Sunday at 8.45am.

Joe Schmidt named his team this morning with Jordan Larmour and Andrew Conway the major announcements.

With Rob Kearney and Keith Earls not being risked, Larmour will wear 15 in Yokohama and Conway will start on the wing.

You can read more about the team announcement here and you can listen to a more familiar rendition of Ireland's Call below.


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