Category: Beauden Barrett

Apocalypse Now

Warren Gatland’s appointment as head coach of the 2017 British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand was met with little surprise and jaded responses last September, which probably had a lot do to with the fact that it was a one-horse race. Joe Schmidt ruled himself out of contention at the first mention of … Continue reading Apocalypse Now

The One That Got Away

Scorelines often don’t tell the full story of a game, and such was the case in Ireland’s 21-9 loss to New Zealand on Saturday. A 12-point margin indicates a reasonably comfortable win, but it doesn’t show how heroic in defeat Joe Schmidt’s team were. Ireland couldn’t have had a worse start, conceding an early try … Continue reading The One That Got Away