Category: Peter O’Mahony

Labour-Intensive

  Match statistics can often be misleading, and when you examine the figures from Ireland’s win over Russia, you would naturally assume that it was a completely dominant performance from Joe Schmidt’s side. They had 589 metres run compared to Russia’s 150, 16 line breaks to Russia’s 2 and 23 defenders beaten to Russia’s 11. … Continue reading Labour-Intensive

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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