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Aer Lingus followed through on their forfeit to Air New Zealand after the rugby

Black jerseys on.

aerlingus2 Source: Twitter

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER the rather epic Twitter war of words between Aer Lingus and Air New Zealand during the week ahead of the rugby.

It ended with a small wager between the two national airlines:

The cabin crew would wear the colours of the opposing team depending on who lost

quanta2 Source: Twitter

And unfortunately Ireland couldn’t repeat the success of Chicago last night.

So a ceremonial jersey swap took place in the Aviva after the match

ceremonial Source: Aer Lingus Twitter

And the gesture was well received

greatsports Source: @FlyAirNz Twitter

We might have fought hard on the pitch, but we can both be sound off it

forfeit Source: James Crombie/INPHO

We’d still prefer the green, but a bet’s a bet.

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