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with regards to a new irish coach, i don't think Kidney's done a bad job, he's had great success in his time. He is very one dimensional, and favours a low risk game which suited him at munster, this makes for very frustrating viewing as theres great capability in the Irish squad to really dominate internationally, we're just missing the game plan.
The squad would benefit from new ideas, as was the case at the end of the eddie o'sullivan era and we got instant success from a new perspective.
Stand out replacements would obviously be joe schmidt and michael cheika who've guided this great Leinster team to success, but i think another option would be Conor o'shea he knows the IRFU, he knows the players. He's formed a great team at Quins, won the amlin in his first year, dominating munster in thomond on the way and topped the premiership. He'd be my preferred choice anyway.
Leinster were never going to lose this game, the only chance Ulster had was to drag them down to their level. Still though to score a record points total in a Heineken final was very impressive. I still think they were lucky to get there, thought clermont deserved to win in france.
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