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Irish hearts broken by All Blacks' last gasp converted try

Sorry Mike, in the 2 rucks before that Owens was shouting at our lads to stay on their feet not the All blacks, if you come through the middle you can have a dive at the 9 once the ball is out. When he blew for the penalty it was the 3rd in a row....there's only so much you can let go to be fair!

8 Months, 2 Days ago

Irish hearts broken by All Blacks' last gasp converted try

the difference is that Madigans was a poor choice, he wasn't stepped or fended. O'Brien mentioned the need to trust, he was the inside man, I think he might have been referring to that!

8 Months, 2 Days ago

Irish hearts broken by All Blacks' last gasp converted try

I agree, too many people going on about Sexton and nobody seems to mention that McGrath went off his feet after Owens gave 3 warnings to our lads to stay on their feet. Less than 50 seconds on the clock!!!
Madigan more than wimping out tried to double up on a tackle rather than hold his man...when the man on the inside is Sean O'Brien that becomes unexplainable!
We lost O'Driscoll, Healy and Sexton, all stalwart defenders and 2 of the 3 replacements contibuted directly to our loss.
The All Blacks on the other hand made 7 changes to the team that beat France coming into the game which should be taken into account. Barrett exploded onto the pitch and Crotty got the winning try, the depth makes all the difference, and over the year, as heartbreaking as it is to have lost this game, I have to admit the ABs deserved their perfect year!

8 Months, 2 Days ago

New Zealand tested by England but the World Champions remain unbeaten

I've a hard time believing that Ireland will be able to hold them off given yesterdays dismal performance at the Aviva. I think we're screwed next week and possibly screwed come 6ns time!

8 Months, 1 Week ago

The Nude Blacks get the better of their Australian counterparts in annual match

this is a load of balls!

9 Months, 3 Days ago

Martin Landajo banned for one week for stamping on Wallaby hands

well Matt, there's heat of the moment thinking and then there's watching it from the couch reasoning.

9 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Martin Landajo banned for one week for stamping on Wallaby hands

I think it was more frustration at not being able to get into any sort of rhythm, more to do with solid Aussie play than anything else in my opinion.

9 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Martin Landajo banned for one week for stamping on Wallaby hands

Maybe he thought the whistle went for killing the ball and felt that he was in the right (as he would have been in most games that I've played in).
A week is good as a message for the kids...although I preferred the message we got when we started off, be courageous and every action has an opposite and equal reaction!

9 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Rugby HQ'S Plays of the Week - Rugby Championship penultimate weekend

gotta agree with you there! Would've been a nightmare to watch back in the day of b+w tellies!

9 Months, 3 Weeks ago

All Blacks claim the Rugby Championship after epic battle with the Springboks

yes it's fine...DanKnapp agrees with you :D

9 Months, 3 Weeks ago

 
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