Category: Ireland

Brick Wall

  Yesterday was a classic example of Murphy’s Law for Ireland. Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong; their pack were battered, their half-packs underperformed, their attack was limited (partly by aggressive defensive line speed and partly by their midfield personnel), their backfield cover was dreadful, and across the board, their error count … Continue reading Brick Wall

Fork In The Road

  In the wider context of their overall Championship performance, this Sunday’s clash with England is a hinge game for Ireland. Momentum is essential for success in the Six Nations and if Ireland don’t go to the Stade de France brimming with the confidence that being unbeaten brings, it’s unlikely that they will knock over … Continue reading Fork In The Road

Bogey Team

  Warren Gatland's exit from the position of Wales head coach after RWC 2019 was the most significant of the Six Nations sides. He had been in the job for over 10 years, and had moulded his team into a resilient, grizzled unit that, while not necessarily gifted, were good enough to win Grand Slams … Continue reading Bogey Team