Laois rugby league star Tim Bergin is hoping to add to his tally of tries for his country when he lines out for Ireland against France this Saturday in Thomond Park.
The Sheffield Eagles star scored touched down in his most recent outing against Wales a fortnight ago after missing the first game of the Autumn Series against Scotland.
Bergin has had a rapid rise to prominence in the rugby league ranks after stumbling into the sport virtually by accident.
More noted as a rugby union player, the Laois native was asked to line out for the Irish student team in a regional tournament when that side was short of numbers.
He was spotted by the Sheffield Eagles and offered a trail and that started the hard working wingers’ career. Sheffield were in the Division 1 Grand Final in England this year but unfortunately lost out in the decider.
Ireland are playing their game in Thomond Park at 5pm on Saturday as part of their bid to be a host venue for the upcoming 2013 Rugby league World Cup.
In that competition Ireland will have games against Fiji, England and Australia and it is hoped that one of the games will be fixed for the Munster venue.
Tickets for this Saturday’s game against France are a very attractive €10 for adults and €5 for children. Kick off is at 5pm