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Well done to the Australia on a terrific win. They played brilliantly and ran the ball well with lots of confidence. Looked dangerous in attack and exploited Ireland well.
Ireland on the other hands were disgraceful. I've never seen an Irish team play so bad, with so many big names in the team. Not taking away from Australia but their defense was awful throughout and you could park a truck in some of the spaces they were that big.
NZ will probably be wondering can they better their highest score record of 60-0 against us at the weekend.
2 Weeks, 6 Days ago
Surely Scarlets are the most beautiful rugby team to watch in this competition. Sheer class! And this is from an Irish fan! Some great tries in there, love H-Cup rugby!
1 Month, 2 Weeks ago
To be honest I'm a bit disgruntled about this video. I mean the tackle is great and everything, but how could a referee, who was standing right in front of the play with absolutely nobody blocking his view, ask the television match official was it a shoulder charge.
This was a cracking first notch tackle, two big 12's running into each other at full pace, only one of them had the right technique though. So how could a ref ask a television match official whether it was a shoulder charge.
Ref's really have to sort themselves out soon, this sort of behavior is getting outrages. To be honest I'd wish the IRB made a rule where only ex-professional players were allowed to be a ref.
Sorry about this rant, but with Du Plusses getting a yellow card last week for a legit tackle and now the the ref in this game asking whether another legitimate tackle was within the rules, it's all becoming a bit annoying as a rugby fan!!
2 Months, 2 Weeks ago
Farrell looked way to out of his depth, he butchered one try by getting to fancy and trying to flick it over his head. I'm surprised he was subbed off earlier.
That was a very strong Lions team put out there today, would like to see what the next team will look like. Hogg really put up his hand today and got a full days rugby. That's going to stand to him in the next couple of matches due to the fact that Kearney and Halfpenny will probably share time on the pitch now!
Pack were good, maybe a tweaking in the front row. Subs were also very good.
All round good display!
6 Months, 1 Week ago
To be honest Matt after reading your response I think you're dead right, I never actually took that into consideration the whole "Anglo-Welsh" relations.
I still think that Robshaw is an outstanding player and this 6 nations really showed us that. But taking into account what you just said I suppose there is no real space for him on the plane.
Taking into account though that Tipuric is the (debatable) best 7 in the NH, who should his back row buddies be. Being Irish I think O'Brein deserves the 6 jersey, its where he plays best. But with Warbuton in as captain this could see a squeeze in the back row!!!
7 Months, 1 Week ago
I don't understand why there's no Donnacha Ryan and Mike McCarthy. They were consistently good for Ireland this season, when Paul O' Connell was still struggling to run. Richie Gray hasn't been in very good form either.
And no Chris Robshaw is a very poor decision as well. People were tipping him to be captain and now he isn't even going. Think Gatland might think twice about that, considering Warbuton gets injured every second week!
Apart from that looks like a good touring squad.
7 Months, 1 Week ago
Controversial call not to cite, I'm sure some people here will knock banter out of this conversation so!!
7 Months, 3 Weeks ago
*pace even instead of pass!!
7 Months, 4 Weeks ago
Fantastic run by Botha, showed incredible pass and strength. In fact if anybody is to be cited it should be Cockerill for bringing the game into disrepute for the claims he has made.
7 Months, 4 Weeks ago
Difference between Gailec Football, Hurling and Rugby is that you don't have 18 stone cannonballs throwing themselves around. (Although if you play Junior B like myself this statement can be wrong).
Also due to the speed, skill, space and nature of GF and H you don't get the same chances for clear shoulder on shoulder chances like you might get on a rugby field.
Plus as another person on this post said, rugby is a skilled based game, so why can't the tackle be a skill to perfect instead of a tool to try injure opposition players.
8 Months, 2 Days ago