Ireland and Wolfhounds

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1 week 4 days ago #64825 by Sol_ie
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Thought Bundee was one of the stronger players, of either side, on the pitch this weekend. Can't get over the middling rating most of the papers are giving him. Roux did fine, nothing spectacular - like most of the forwards tbf - but fine.

I thought Robbie actually did ok at FB, given everything. Obviously it's a bit of a baptism of fire trying to slot into the role against an English team playing that well. He was definitely targeted, and held up ok (not great, not badly, but ok) against that.

Can't really see a clear Kearney sucessor there, tbh. Unless Robbie really fills into the role?

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1 week 4 days ago #64826 by salmson
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Thought Henshaw was really poor to be honest. He seemed to be perpetually in the wrong place first half, but I think a lot of that was down to how well England played him, and also down to Earls' injury; I thought Henshaw continually over-covered on the right side (and that cost us for Daly's try) in the first half.

Some of the criticism was witless, particularly Matt Williams' "I've seen milk turn quicker" soundbite. Problem wasn't speed it was poor reads.

Regardless, I'd be hugely surprised if Joe doesn't pick exactly the same side, barring injury changes (Roux for Toner, Larmour for Earls, SOB for Stander).
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1 week 4 days ago #64828 by Bazzo
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Think England scored 3 tries from kicks either directly or within a few phases off the top of my head? Henshaw isn't entirely to blame because it's the first time he's played full back since he was with us basically but definitely not a great showing. He probably still has the skillset for it but needs to be playing there more often.

Bundee was good, smashed Tuilagi and big Billy in tackles, you just don't see that happening. His carrying was strong too.

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1 week 3 days ago #64840 by ConnachtCows
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salmson wrote: Thought Henshaw was really poor to be honest. He seemed to be perpetually in the wrong place first half, but I think a lot of that was down to how well England played him, and also down to Earls' injury; I thought Henshaw continually over-covered on the right side (and that cost us for Daly's try) in the first half.

Some of the criticism was witless, particularly Matt Williams' "I've seen milk turn quicker" soundbite. Problem wasn't speed it was poor reads.

Regardless, I'd be hugely surprised if Joe doesn't pick exactly the same side, barring injury changes (Roux for Toner, Larmour for Earls, SOB for Stander).


From what I have heard, this was down to Earls injury in the first half, and therefore unable to cover his own wing, meaning Henshaw was forced to cover more space at the back

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3 days 15 hours ago #64907 by CONN8
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I thought Roux was solid at the weekend (never mind what Neil Frances thought about him before the match).
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