Matches are watched these days with one eye on Twitter, as fans either broadcast their agony on the social network or come out with cracking analysis.
Ireland had a huge win over Italy today and it looks like people are in a pretty good mood, no doubt powered on with a couple of pints.
We've rounded up 15 of the day's very best tweets...
— RTÉ 2FM (@RTE2fm) March 12, 2016
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) March 12, 2016
— Carl Mullan (@CarlMullan) March 12, 2016
— Dan Collins (@DanTheHarp) March 12, 2016
Biggest cheer of the game? That would be the mexican wave... #IREvITA
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) March 12, 2016
This has been a nice feel-good match. The Shawshank Redemption to England Wales's Kill List. #IREvITA
— Ronan Fitzgerald (@rmkf) March 12, 2016
They're be plenty of "Give me a 5 and 1" in the chipper tonight. #IREvITA
— Karl Carpenter (@KarlCarpo) March 12, 2016
The only way Italy have a chance of winning this is if they call in a favour from Vito Corleone. #IREvITA
— Dai Lama (@WelshDalaiLama) March 12, 2016
Do you remember when you were getting thrashed at school the ref would blow the whistle early?? Do it!! #IREvITA
— Ben Hanlin (@benhanlin) March 12, 2016
— Stephanie Sproule (@steph_sproule) March 12, 2016
How long's it been since Ireland scored a try? 7 minutes? Schmidt out...#IREvITA
— Ciaran McCauley (@CiaranMcCauley) March 12, 2016
— Becca (@ColthamxSH) March 12, 2016