As an Irishman the result could not have been better and under Schmitt there is alway a plan to get the result. I have to say though, right from the olf against the Baa Baa's the Aussies have played the most entertaining brand of Rugby in these Autumn Internationals. Two unbelievable tries (even if one wasn't, it deserved to be). I will be following Ireland in the RWC, but should they exit, we'll I might turn Yellow.
Close game. Might have been different without the sloppy intercept try. Wales have the talent, speed, bulk, with the exception of a decent 10 and tactics (Gatland). If the latter two were sorted prior to WC, I think they could be contender.
We are seeing a bit of the end of season European fatigue in this first performance from Ireland,that and a fair few younger players getting a run. I do think Schmitt will continue to experiment and give younger players some experience before World Cup, so result should be second to performance.. I do share the same concern as others about Luke Marshall. It almost seems like every match now. »