Born Again

Aside from a few bright sparks, it’s fair to say that Ireland have looked out of sorts since getting beaten out the gate by England in the 2019 Six Nations. Plenty of underlying causes have been theorised, but whether it came down to injury/loss of form to key players, a game plan/style of play that … Continue reading Born Again

Glass Ceiling

Had Ireland not conceded a red card against Wales and then played Eddie Jones’ side when they were finding their footing, this fixture probably wouldn’t instil the same sense of foreboding for Ireland, but unfortunately for Andy Farrell’s team, they have to go toe-to-toe with England right when they have rediscovered their best form. The … Continue reading Glass Ceiling

Proving Ground

There’s no telling how Scotland’s 2021 Six Nations campaign would have gone had Zander Fagerson not received a red card in their meeting with Wales. Much like Peter O’Mahony’s identical offence against the same opponent, it was a sliding doors moment that would have presumably seen Scotland win the game if the sanction was any … Continue reading Proving Ground