Category: Andrew Conway

Rising From The Ashes

  It’s difficult to know exactly where Ireland’s outstanding performance against Wales yesterday came from. Maybe it was an immediate response to their lethargic, error-strewn showing against Scotland in Round 1, maybe it was a revenge mission for what happened in Cardiff last March, or maybe they just got sick and tired of looking in … Continue reading Rising From The Ashes

Back In The Saddle

  The 2008, 2012 and 2016 Six Nations are not remembered fondly by Irish supporters, and for good reason. Well-worn teamsheets and coaching tickets that were viewed as lame duck combined to produce insipid performances from the Irish national side, but this time round, Andy Farrell has the luxury of being able to select numerous … Continue reading Back In The Saddle

Labour-Intensive

  Match statistics can often be misleading, and when you examine the figures from Ireland’s win over Russia, you would naturally assume that it was a completely dominant performance from Joe Schmidt’s side. They had 589 metres run compared to Russia’s 150, 16 line breaks to Russia’s 2 and 23 defenders beaten to Russia’s 11. … Continue reading Labour-Intensive