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Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips gets into Twitter scrap with One Direction’s Niall Horan

Rob Kearney hates when someone slags off Mullingar’s finest.

MIKE PHILLIPS HAD a tough day at the rugby office on Saturday as he was on the receiving end of a 26-3 defeat to Ireland and got a yellow card in the closing stages.

The Welsh scrum-half’s troubles are only just beginning, it seems, as he unwisely opted to tangle with a member of One Direction on Twitter. To make matters worse, Phillips has called out Ireland’s own Niall Horan.

The Mullingar native tweeted that Phillips was looking like ‘a right arrogant idiot’ during a scuffle near the end of the match, after Paddy Jackson went over for Ireland’s second try. The Racing Métro scrum-half logged on this afternoon and challenged Horan to repeat those sentiments to him in person.

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As of the posting of this article, Phillips comments were 40 minutes old and he was already buried in an avalanche of feisty comments from 1D fans. Horan has over 17.1m Twitter followers.

Irish fullback Rob Kearney then pitched in as white knight to Horan:

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Fearing he had bitten off more than he could chew/fight, Phillips congratulated Kearney on the win and sent back a picture of the pair together on last summer’s Lions Tour.

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