After a dissapointing RWC 2007 campaign where Ireland were slotted to make at least a semi-final appearance and in some circles even a final appearance and an even more dissapointing 2008 6 Nations appearance, it was believed Ireland were in a decline and the so called “golden age” of Irish rugby would never come to fruition. Considering the fact that Ireland has the same general pool of players it did with Eddie O’Sullivan under the helm, was O’Sullivan the one holding the team back?Read More
If England are being more closely watched by the referees (and the fact that the Welsh were not penalized as severely as the English supports this notion) I think this is completely appropriate. The onus is then on the team to keep a good ‘reputation’ by respecting the laws.
OK, I don’t usually make predictions, but is anyone else expecting Toby Flood and Benoit Baby to crash the English and French totally out of the 2009 Six Nations?