Paul Kimmage refers to 'Munster tools'; Dave Kilcoyne is having none of it

Paul Kimmage refers to 'Munster tools'; Dave Kilcoyne is having none of it

Dave Kilcoyne has leapt to the defence of a Munster teammate and the provinces fans, with outspoken journalist Paul Kimmage the target for his annoyance.

Kimmage is a vociferous critic of non-Irish rugby players qualifying to play for the country under the International Rugby Board (IRB) residency rules.

South African-born CJ Stander is one such player and Kimmage said recently: “I don't want to see him playing for Ireland. I don't want to see it.”

Stander produced a hat-trick of tries against Italy at the weekend but that hasn’t done anything to change Kimmage’s mind.

When a Twitter user contacted him in relation to Stander, Kimmage was scathing in his response: “I used to think the Lance Armstrong fans were idiots...they're nothing compared to these one-eyed Munster tools.”

An hour later Munster prop Kilcoyne answered, saying: “If you feel so strongly about it why don’t you come to Thomond Park and sort it out with a few of these “Munster tools”.”

Kilcoyne deleted the Tweet shortly afterwards, but not before it racked up plenty of likes and retweets.

Paul Kimmage refers to 'Munster tools'; Dave Kilcoyne is having none of it

Hmm, Paul, not sure you’re going to be hugely welcome in Thomond Park anytime soon.

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