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- Dec 17th 2013, 22:00 (9 Months ago)
And so the comments about him being a one-trick pony, comme Chabal... »
9 Months ago on Courtney Lawes retur… »
I politely disagree with Cathal. Madigan made a crucial error but Ireland managed to string together a series of errors to gift this game to the ABs. The missed penalty which would have sunk the game was the start, then the high tackle, the breaking of the defensive line (panic tackling), the panic kicking and even the first charge against the Cruden conversion attempt. Real and palpable panic ran through the team and the ABs sniffed it. All credit to them for taking advantage, but that final score didn't come from a piece of rugby genius (as we have often seen from the ABs this season) but just a confidence that the Irish were cracking - finally - after 80 mins of never even hinting at losing focus and determination. That was what was so frustrating (as a non-Irishman). How do you teach that? How you train for those last 60 seconds? »
9 Months ago on Irish hearts broken … »
What game were you watching Guest? With a couple of notable exceptions the AB tight 5 were second best and the England line-out was exceptional until Youngs came on and couldn't throw a cabbage into a cart (as per andyr above). I think the ABs deserved the win, but let's be clear that two bits of attacking brilliance won the game. I also think the depth of the bench was critical in the last quarter. England's replacements were poor (with the exception of Morgan) while there was no change to the ABs quality. »
10 Months ago on New Zealand tested b… »
A fine game of rugby and no shame for any side to be losers to the ABs on this day, McCaw or no McCaw. I am no fan of Cooper, but admit he had a cracking game as well. Even though Australia kept coming back again and again, there was never any real sense of them pulling a win out of this one, the ABs always looked like there was another gear available to them. As such I don't think anyone should be getting excited about signs of an Australian recovery just yet. Still too fragmented, sporadically impressive, and defensively frail to be a real threat. Both SA and ABs look to be confident, united and clear in where they are going. Frightening for everyone else....
10 Months ago on New Zealand complete… »
Can't possibly judge until the teams actually play against each other, which is why the Heineken Cup is so important. I'm not against a new competition, but to not have a cup competition which pits the Irish, French, English, Scottish and Welsh would be a tragedy. Otherwise, we're back to Southern vs Northern Hemisphere talk fests, based on an occasional tour game and a World Cup every four years....
11 Months ago on Wilkinson, Giteau an… »
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