Category: Russia

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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Drawing A Line In The Sand

  It was always going to be a tall order for Ireland to reach the same heights this year that they did in 2018, but there have been too many underperformances from them in 2019 for anyone’s liking. An underwhelming Six Nations was forgiven because the general consensus was that they had one eye on … Continue reading Drawing A Line In The Sand