Why is Leo here an appropriate mascot for Leinster Rugby?

[Disclaimer: You're more likely to get this if you're from Ireland]




the Irish name of Leinster is Laighin, which is pronounced very similarly to the English word "lion".

Also, more prosaically, because

the team was formerly known as the Leinster Lions; I don't know whether this is because of the sound of "Laighin" but I wouldn't be at all surprised if it were.


Maybe it's appropriate because

Leo Varadkar is the current Taoiseach (Prime Minister)


The seat of the Oireachtas (parliament of Ireland) is Leinster House


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