Category: Andy Farrell

A Nightmare On Lansdowne Road

  They say that one loss doesn’t make a bad team, but if there is a repeat of the performance that Ireland produced on Saturday evening, then the doubts over how good a side they really are will become genuine. That may sound harsh when they were well in the contest for more than 65 … Continue reading A Nightmare On Lansdowne Road

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Heavy Lies The Crown

  History tells us that being favourites doesn't suit Ireland, and even though this hasn't been as much of a problem for Joe Schmidt as it was for his predecessors, there's still a sense of discomfort that goes with knowing that they are short odds to win their next Test. As first-up games in the … Continue reading Heavy Lies The Crown

Cloud Nine

  Jake Brigance: “I can’t be you, Lucien.” Lucien Wilbanks: “Don’t be me. Be better than me.” -A Time To Kill (1996)   When Ryan Crotty went over in the corner against Ireland in November of 2013, the general consensus among Irish supporters was that the chance to beat New Zealand was gone forever. Brian … Continue reading Cloud Nine