Category: Conor Murray

Litmus Test

  When Ireland played Samoa in 2013, they ran out comfortable winners in the end, although the 40-9 scoreline didn’t reflect how scrappy Ireland’s performance was on the day until Cian Healy, Paul O’Connell and Seán O'Brien were brought off the bench to put the Pacific Islanders to the sword. It’s oddly fitting that it … Continue reading Litmus Test

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Armageddon

  Before going into the ins and outs of why Ireland lost today, Japan deserve enormous praise for pulling off an unthinkable win over a team who were ranked second in the world. Just like in 2015, they have lit up the tournament with a stunning victory, and the Tier 2 label is becoming less … Continue reading Armageddon