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Aer Lingus got into an excellent Twitter war with Air New Zealand ahead of the rugby

Game on.

Conor Murray celebrates Robbie Henshaw's try INPHO / Billy Stickland INPHO / Billy Stickland / Billy Stickland

A SHORT TWO weeks ago, the nation was basking in the reflected glow of the rugby team finally beating New Zealand after a 111-year wait.

They go at it again on Saturday in Dublin, with anticipation building ahead of the match in both countries – and it seems to have got to the respective national airlines too.

It all started on Wednesday, when Air New Zealand threw out some light trash talk on Twitter

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Of course, Aer Lingus came right back at them to defend their honour

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All very tame so far.

Then Air New Zealand started joking about changing Aer Lingus’s boarding passes to an appropriate colour

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And there was only one solution to that from Aer Lingus

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That looks better.

Next, they did a quick redesign of Air New Zealand’s in flight magazine

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And the crowd down under responded in turn

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Aer Lingus came back with a bigger idea

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And were matched again

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Finally, a forfeit was proposed

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Which seems to have been agreed upon

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The deal is set in Twitter stone now

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Game on.

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