Precog: Set Pieces, Ireland vs Italy

Don't think we'll see the same sort of result this time round

If we look at the last game between the two teams, Italy dominated two of the set-pieces: the scrum and the lineout. Continue reading

Match Review: USA Eagles 10-27 Italy

He's not so tough

The big news from this game is that the Italians fourth try, eked out from the intense pressure that their scrum could exert on the American set piece. This means that Ireland have no get out clause next week and that, just like we assumed would happen at the beginning of the tournament, we have to beat Italy to qualify* for the quarter-final stage. Continue reading