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Italy give Lo Cicero famous send off with historic win over Ireland

Lads, as an Irishman, can we please, as some posts have, stop with the pathetic excuses been given for Irelands defeat such as injuries, etc,etc. I had a look through the players who were injured and the only ones who were indispensable were O Connell (Maybe not now, too old and injury prone), Sexton, Bowe and maybe Ferris (as O Connell). That really leaves just two players. Everyone else was as good as the player the replaced, e.g Marshall for Darcy, Earls/McFadden/Trimble for the wing position.

The reason we lost is that Italy were more desperate and held on to the ball better, and could have scored three more tries with a bit of luck. Ireland only looked like scoring a try when they got the fifth penalty with Parisse in the bin.They dominated the scrum, lineout and Breakdown, the basics for winning any game of rugby. Their discipline was also better.

I WAS SHOUTING MY HEAD OFF FOR IRELAND. BUT THERE IS NO COMPLICATION. ITALY WERE DECISIVELY BETTER AND I BELIEVE MIGHT STILL HAVE WON HAD THE PLAYERS LISTED BEEN AVAILABLE.

I am not saying Italy are the finished article, but yesterday were far superior, no excuses, no circumstances, end of.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

England stay on track for Grand Slam with win over France

Not to mention his shambolic performance in 2011 World Cup Final. France really did not have any luck.

1 Year, 5 Months ago

 
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