Positives & Negatives: Ire V Italy

Stuff from around the world.

Moderators: The Fonz, Moderators

User avatar
ColinM
Lord Chancellor
Posts: 7857
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:11 pm

Re: Positives & Negatives: Ire V Italy

Post by ColinM » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:33 pm

RedKC wrote:I have no issue with kicking, I hate poor kicking. Kearney kicked right down the throat of defenders, it was appalling. BOD kicked quite well.

Here here. Their lineout was so gash he should have been putting it in touch in their half. At least BOD realised this when he kicked

User avatar
Freddie Benson
Lord Chancellor
Posts: 5654
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:55 am

Re: Positives & Negatives: Ire V Italy

Post by Freddie Benson » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:57 pm

agree with Rooster and Colin, kicking was shockingly poorly directed and lacking in distance.

Given our domination at set piece, we should have racked up 40 points plus. I know it's only 2 for a win and no BPs but the championship could come down to points diff if we don't do the grand slam and yesterday was an opportunity missed.
No longer the Celtic League winning coach

User avatar
Rooster
Rí­ na Cúige Uladh
Posts: 40137
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:39 am
Location: Chicken coop 17

Re: Positives & Negatives: Ire V Italy

Post by Rooster » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:57 pm

Freddie Benson wrote: Given our domination at set piece, we should have racked up 40 points plus. I know it's only 2 for a win and no BPs but the championship could come down to points diff if we don't do the grand slam and yesterday was an opportunity missed.
Exacly my thoughts Freddie, we could be heading for the Scottish match requiring a 40 point win or something daft like that or hoping the Italians beat the French.
“That made me feel very special and underlined to me that Ulster is more than a team, it is a community and a rugby family"
Rory Best

User avatar
bogboy
Chancellor to the King
Posts: 3124
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:02 pm
Location: 2 close 4 comfort

Re: Positives & Negatives: Ire V Italy

Post by bogboy » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:13 pm

The French don't look like a high scoring side England could put points on the board against Italy but that's about it .Everyone will find the Scots hard to beat and Scotland will find it hard to put points on the board against everyone.

Despite the derogatory remarks some have made against the Welsh they are the team who score trys against anyone

Thus Irelands failure to exploit their advantage on saturday will have in my view little effect on the championship.
2B or not 2B that is the question ?

User avatar
dropkick
Novice
Posts: 103
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:59 pm
Location: cork

Re: Positives & Negatives: Ire V Italy

Post by dropkick » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:34 pm

Theres more positives then negatives. The scrums and linoeouts went well and they never looked like conceding a try (although they did) so it was a good workout.


The main positive is they're now firm underdogs against France and not expected to win. I bet Kidney is delighted with that.


The negatives are the injuries and the sloppy play but I think that'll be put right by next week.

User avatar
ColinM
Lord Chancellor
Posts: 7857
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:11 pm

Re: Positives & Negatives: Ire V Italy

Post by ColinM » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:25 pm

I think everyone also forgets that Ireland were pretty turgid for most of last years 6N as well, doing just enough in each game, I'd settle for that over a 50 point win against Italy and losing to France

User avatar
againstthehead
Lord Chancellor
Posts: 6919
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:58 am
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Re: Positives & Negatives: Ire V Italy

Post by againstthehead » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:07 pm

ColinM wrote:I think everyone also forgets that Ireland were pretty turgid for most of last years 6N as well, doing just enough in each game, I'd settle for that over a 50 point win against Italy and losing to France
exactly colin - when was the last time Ireland put in an 80 min performance and smoked someone? It doesn't happen too often but Ireland have this amazing ability to step up the intensity when required - particuarly at home. Whether we can do that away from home is another question. Realistically, we haven't beaten anyone of note for quite some time - although Wales away, was a good win last year.
Climb up onto the top of your house and start screaming: 'stand up for the Ulstermen, stand.......'

Post Reply