Author: rucktackleandmaul

Maintaining Velocity

Last weekend’s incredible victory over South Africa has taken a lot of pressure off Andy Farrell and his team for this November series, and as such, he now has the freedom to experiment with selection for this Saturday’s clash with Fiji. The retention of Tadhg Furlong, Tadhg Beirne, Caelan Doris, Stuart McCloskey, Mack Hansen and … Continue reading Maintaining Velocity

Marker

Ireland kicked off their November series with an impressive (albeit tight) win over a South African team that were out for blood. The Springboks have come under intense scrutiny lately, but that's what happens when you're the reigning world champions; everyone else wants to knock you off your perch. The fact that Ireland managed to … Continue reading Marker

The Wall

Ireland have achieved some remarkable things since coming good under Andy Farrell and co. against England in March of 2021, but there remains a question mark over whether their attack-minded style of play works against a team who have a bigger pack, a suffocating defence and an aggressive territorial kicking game. Their recent victories over … Continue reading The Wall