Sunday, February 24, 2013

It was a profanity strewn, kick the dog weekend for Ireland......

This was a kick the dog, profanity strewn weekend for Ireland in the 6N. We nearly smashed Scotland, we nearly ran up a record score against them – then managed to go and lose the match. We spurned numerous scoring opportunities, wasted 80% possession, fluffed line outs and scrums, and paid the price.  Scotland played well for the last 25 minutes, and won it like that. Really frustrating stuff! But in fairness, we are a long way off our best selection, with a big re-jig since our last outing. Marshall played well, SOB is like the terminator, and there were good touches from Kearney, Gilroy and Earls. ROG was fairly brutal when he came on, so I think Jackson is out best fit 10 – I’d bring in McFads on the wing for Earls, when has he ever let us down, and he’s a better kicker than Sexton half the time. And I’d rush Tuohy back into the side, he gives us grunt and aggression. Scotland didn’t set the world alight, but winning is what counts I’m afraid.

Italy and Wales played out a match in atrocious conditions in Rome. Italy were in a word, brutal. Wales put in some good touches, and watched as Italy, gave away yellow cards, fell apart and handed the match to Wales.

England France was the match of the weekend, a good full blooded affair, with lots of skill, a bit of luck, and cool heads by England to close it out. I hope France implode like that against us, but in fairness, we are showing a dab hand at imploding ourselves. Fofana scored the try of the weekend, and it’s hard to see England not getting the slam now.

RBS Six Nations
Sunday , February 24
Scotland 12 - 8 Ireland 
Saturday , February 23
Italy 9 - 26 Wales 
England 23 - 13 France

No comments:

Post a Comment