Going Out With A Bang

After conceding a cheap opening try to Argentina yesterday, Ireland responded smartly by taking the game by the scruff of the neck and putting a landslide score on an admittedly struggling Argentina side in the Aviva Stadium. Despite spending long spells in their own half in this game, Ireland played their opponents off the park, … Continue reading Going Out With A Bang

Maintaining Altitude

When Argentina broke their duck against the All Blacks last year after gathering up wins here and there against Australia and South Africa since joining the Tri-Nations, it looked like they had finally established themselves as a premier force in world rugby. They have regressed badly since, with their old habits of ill-discipline and late … Continue reading Maintaining Altitude

Barometer

When Ireland toppled the All Blacks in 2018, no one could have envisaged their spectacular collapse against the same opponent the following year. Two years on from that sobering defeat, they are in a strange semi-limbo state where they are trying to change, but don't yet have a clear idea of where they stand, having … Continue reading Barometer