Saturday, November 26, 2005

Rugby: Ireland 43 Romania 12

The forward battle was comprehensively won by the Romanians. Not a great confidence builder for the side going into the 6 Nations. Perhaps Eddie “The Eagle” O’Sullivan should try using the small ads to recruit some of our many Romanian immigrants for the pack?

The Welsh display against the Wallabies was vastly superior to our effort last week, while Scotland’s game performance against the All Blacks casts doubt over one of our “automatic wins” in the upcoming championship.
Paddy Power’s 16/1 against Ireland becoming outright winners of the 6 Nations doesn’t appear to be over-generous. The Wooden Spoon might be the bet to go for.

Push-over tries: The Romanian pack, in possession of the ball, crossed the Irish line 3 times, but on each occasion the video ref was unable to see the grounding of the ball. All they got for their efforts was a 5-yard scrum each time.
It’s time to change the rules so that, in those circumstances, a try is awarded on the 3rd visit to the in-goal area. The Romanians certainly earned it.

Memo to the IRFU
Subject: Ireland’s Call

Lads, if you want the predominantly male supporters to sing the bloody song, there‘s no point having a soprano to lead the singing! Unless it’s Tony Soprano.

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