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Basically everyone in Ireland fancies Ian Madigan now

Ireland <3 Ian

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 Warm Up - Ireland v Scotland - Ireland Captains Run - Aviva Stadium Source: PA Wire/PA Images

UNLESS YOU’VE BEEN living under a rock for the past fortnight, you’re probably well aware that the Rugby World Cup is well underway.

The Irish rugby squad has produced many notable rides over the years, but it seems that the people of Ireland have developed a collective crush on one man in particular.

Ian Madigan.

Good company to keep me entertained for this bus journey Source: ian.madigan

Don’t get us wrong: there has always been a certain appreciation for Ian Madigan.

Since the Rugby World Cup started, however, he has officially gone mainstream and the number of “Ian Madigan is a ride” tweets has increased exponentially.

And don’t even get us started on his hair.

“Glorious” and “immaculate”: just two words used to describe Ian Madigan’s hair.

Other words used to describe Ian Madigan?

Great crack shooting with the guys for @impactgumshield #protectthosechops Source: ian.madigan

Bae.

Beaut.

Big pile of sexi.

Unreal.

Double heart eyesemoji.

A fine specimen.

A gift from God.

There have even been marriage proposals.

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And he’s been asked on a few dates.

In short, he’s Ireland’s new rugby heartthrob.

Rugby Union - 2015 RBS Six Nations - Ireland v France - Ireland Training - Carton House Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

(Even Simon Zebo likes him.)

Rugby Union - 2015 RBS Six Nations - Ireland Arrive - Dublin Airport Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Keep up the good work, Ian.

Britain Rugby WCup Ireland Canada Source: Rui Vieira

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