may had his best game yesterday. I agree, he looks like a third team winger the way he crabs infield all the time, but you have to give him his due he always makes yards! he has the pace to run around. he was good under the high ball apart from one where he was taken out by Jamie Roberts (poite didn't want to over penalise anyone yesterday for taking out in the air?) and was defensively sound »
The difference between the teams last year was Adam jones. He showed great nouse in the scrums and won penalties at crucial times. The final score was flattering to cuthbert / tipuric etc, but jones won them the game »
I personally don't even see a penalty here. The inside guy looked as if he was passing, McCaw is in the channel looking for the ball. All that doesn't happen is the pass. A split second later and it would have been man and ball »
I watched the game again last night and have to say I thought joubert was giving away penalties to Ireland in the second half - for example 4 in a row, soon after the Kearney try for minor offences at the ruck which otherwise went on throughout the game un-penalised. anyway that's how I saw it out of my one eye!