Ranked 2nd in the IRB rankings you’d be forgiven for thinking that Ireland were on top (almost) of the world, but Jonny Sexton thinks there’s more to be done.
Three tries in the second half saw Ireland through to the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup 2011 as Pool C winners! O’Driscoll’s 45th try moved Ireland to 17-9 in the second half and with players all stepping up tot he mark the space was created for Keith Earls to celebrate his 24th birthday… Read more »
Paul O’Connell is Ireland’s biggest concern ahead of the game against Italy in Pool D on Sunday. The Lions captain picked up a hamstring injury in his superb performance against Australia last week. Whoever loses the Pool D clash faces a trip home, but that won’t force the Ireland management’s hand into risking O’Connell. If… Read more »
Ireland started well in very wet conditions in Stadium Taranaki pushing the US Eagles back on to their line, however they couldn’t maintain this as play became scrappy through handling errors (hopefully due to the weather). Sexton finally scored his third penalty (what is it about this ball and kickers in this RWC?) and the… Read more »
David Wallace has been left out of Declan Kidney’s squad for the warm up game against France tomorrow, Wallace has a hamstring injury but is expected to be fit for the England game on 27th August. Shane Jennings will be his replacement. O’Driscoll will return after missing the last two defeats against Scotland and France… Read more »