There’s also a thing here where alot of people have gone luke warm on the ABs the past few years, a widespread disdain for the huge money taking over and making the national and franchise level disconnected from the rest. And that’s even with some franchise players still playing for the amateur club teams at times
You see the ref when dishing out the red card? He couldn’t find the guy to send off. It had to be pointed out to him the guy was behind him & unconscious with 4 or 5 medics working on him …… not exactly hard to miss.
Was wondering how long til you came out with that.
But you never said Ireland being poor in the past put NZ’s wins into perspective. A team can only win, especially when a long way from home against a formidable tradition and talented players, plus already 1-0 down.
The Goys have been consistently very good at least under Farrell, that’s clear to see.
And unlike SA they didn’t resort to kicking to kill off the game. Unlike the old days Ireland are scoring tries. What more do they have to do in games?
World Cup is another year’s work