Match Reaction: Nick Mallett’s Outhalf Plan

Don't worry little fella, in twenty minutes time I'll be doing the same thing to your replacement

It’d be labouring a point to say that Gorgeous George’s outhalf policy backfired; it just didn’t work out quite as effectively as he had planned. Continue reading

Zen and the Art of Recycling & Ball Maintenance

46 international tries from centre. Outstanding.

Apart from the breakfast time start, there was something different about this game and its aftermath. It was the realisation that this had gone as well as you might have wished. Over the years, Ireland have sometimes failed to deliver and have sometimes got the result but with caveats and qualifications attached. This result ensured qualification and suggested more. Continue reading