Category: D. T. H. van der Merwe

Ireland 52 – 21 Canada: Match Reaction

Ireland 52 – 21 Canada: Match Reaction

In the end, Ireland got their resounding victory, but they made hard work of it. 52-21 suggests a facile win, when in reality, momentum swung back and forth for 58 minutes. The concession of three tries, loss of control in the second quarter, and general lack of accuracy will have frustrated the management. It was … Continue reading Ireland 52 – 21 Canada: Match Reaction

Ireland v Canada Preview

Ireland v Canada Preview

Playing a Tier 2 nation tends to be a double-edged sword for teams like Ireland. If a full-strength Irish side go out and beat them by a landslide, it’s seen as a wasted opportunity to give game time to younger players. If an inexperienced squad is picked and the winning margin isn’t significant, it’s seen … Continue reading Ireland v Canada Preview