Thinking Outside The Box

While Ireland’s victory over Wales in February was impressive, it must be noted that it was against a team who are undergoing a major transition (both in terms of personnel and playing philosophy) under Wayne Pivac. Their other two performances in the Six Nations were characterised by the recurring theme of an inability to build … Continue reading Thinking Outside The Box

A Blessing In Disguise

  “The current situation, set-up and environment, I don’t think I want to play in that. I don’t think it’s good for me as a person or as a player,” [Finn] Russell told The Sunday Times. “I’ve felt like this for more than a year, and the last three weeks have shown me that it … Continue reading A Blessing In Disguise

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