GUINNESS HAD the perfect response to Ireland’s hammering at the hands of New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup.
The All Blacks put Ireland to the sword in sensational style in Tokyo triumphing 46-14 in a quarter-final clash many had tipped to be potentially tight encounter.
New Zealand were simply too good for Ireland with Joe Schmidt’s side punished time and time again during an error-strew display that featured no fewer than seven tries for the reigning champions.
Despite the disappointing result, Guinness Ireland were able to see the funny side. Reacting to the heavy loss, Guinness Ireland urged fans to avoid “the black stuff” today.
"Have a pint of Carlsberg. We're officially done with the colour black today,” they wrote on Twitter.
— Guinness Ireland (@GuinnessIreland) October 19, 2019
While Guinness were at least able to see the funny side, the nature of the defeat will leave a bitter taste in the mouths of many Ireland fans.
Schmidt’s side put up little resistance, with New Zealand scoring three unanswered first half tries to all but end Ireland’s hopes before half-time.
New Zealand now march on to a semi-final encounter with England next Saturday, October 26.
Ireland, meanwhile, face the start of a new era with Schmidt departing as head coach and captain Rory Best also bringing the curtain down on his illustrious playing career.