Irish rugby star’s warm-up kick blasts TV ‘drone’

The all-star rugby team made up of British and Irish players knew their three test matches against reigning world champion South Africa would be tough – and they were right, losing the series 2-1. Yet before Saturday’s decisive defeat inflicted in the closing minutes of the game, Irish rugby star Connor Murray obtained a bit of advance payback: shellacking what a Reddit contributor says was a South African TV drone with a bull’s-eye warm-up kick.

Practice rugby kick scores direct hit on purported TV drone

Murray’s drone-bashing kick came before the bumper match between host South Africa and the British and Irish Lions, a selection of top flight rugby players from England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. The squad is typically assembled during the off-season summer months for tours against Southern Hemisphere heavyweights New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. Those are usually brutal, hard-fought affairs, and the…