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magpie seanie

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6510 on: Today at 12:25:43 AM »
Wales name a stronger team than the one that took England to the wire;

Wales (v Ireland) - L Halfpenny (Scarlets); L Williams (Saracens), S Williams, H Parkes, S Evans (all Scarlets); D Biggar (Ospreys), G Davies; R Evans, K Owens, S Lee (all Scarlets); C Hill (Dragons), AW Jones (Ospreys); A Shingler (Scarlets), J Navidi (Cardiff), R Moriarty (Gloucester). Reps: E Dee (Dragons), W Jones (Scarlets), T Francis (Exeter), B Davies, J Tipuric (both Ospreys), A Davies (Scarlets), G Anscombe (Cardiff), G North (Northampton).

I can see Ireland lose this one if Ireland don't open Wales up and score a try or two. Crash ball isn't going to work.

Wales are toothless.

That's what the Scots thought and the English were lucky the TMO was on their side. I'd say you youtube Liam Williams before you make comments about how toothless the Welsh might be.

Wales didnít convert any of about ten trips into Englandís 22. Their best chance came off a ball that randomly hit a ladís knee and spilled over the try line.

If beating Scotland is your evidence of Wales being able to put big points on us, lord.. we could well win this one with a single try as our defence is fully capable of smothering them.

The absolute arrogance.

Just a tad.

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    England for all their faults have a pretty mean defence and a lot of teams have camped on their 22 and ended up with nothing.

Schmidtís entire philosophy has been couched on quaility defense, in case you or the fella you quoted somehow missed it over the last five years.

It may well be his philosophy and Ireland are good at it, but England are better at it.


Yes and we criticise England for being so boring and sterile yet laud Schmidt as a tactical messiah. Can't have it both ways.

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6511 on: Today at 12:34:45 AM »
Given we beat them handily last year and have won two of the last four Six Nations itís very questionable if they're better at anything than we are..

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6512 on: Today at 12:39:40 AM »
The IRB rankings suggest otherwise.

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« Reply #6513 on: Today at 12:44:17 AM »
The IRB rankings suggest otherwise.

They've continually ranked us in the top over the years only for us to never make a WC semi-final too. We beat them last time we played them. That means more than an algorithm.