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This tour exposed several players, who are not test material. Earls, McFadden, Murray, Wallace are not at that level. Ireland never put together two strong perfomances, and this is worrying.
Posted 21:27 23rd June 2012
If Ireland are to improve they have some serious questions to ask - why did they allow NZ dominate the breakdown in such a manner? They know the game (esp. in the SH) is based on breakdown dominance - are they simply not good enough? Yes, would seem to be the answer (Ireland are a second tier team who can produce the odd big performance when the opposition are not at their best).
Posted 17:14 23rd June 2012
Not all kidneys fault but he HAS to go!!! Seriously!!! We need someone new and bring a fresh feel to the team. Get him in now so he had November games befor 6 nations. McFadden as been exposed over these 3 games i think, not really international standard, defiantly not on the wing, maybe at 12 with some more time playin there for Leinster as first choice.
Posted 16:50 23rd June 2012
As ive poted before Kidneys thinking baffals me Wallace clearly wasnt at the races ,and Kidney has to hold his hands up in that regard .Total lack of preparation time for the poor player,and him not being international class in the 1st place either.Really the whole irish managment should go.The game plan or style isnt working.they arnt getting consistent performances out of the players,and have totallyfailed in reaching any of their goals .Rather than rising in the rankings Ireland will drop at least annother place,after that hammering I now add my voice to the calls of KIDNEY MUST GO and not at the end of his contract but IMMEDIATLY.He is the embarrassment imo,his just not up to it full stop
Posted 14:44 23rd June 2012
there is to big a gap in the intensity between the northern hemisphere and the south for it to be ever more then by how much the south is going to win by . They are not hard enough whether it is wales or england the story is the same . We are spoilt for quality with SA and Nz .
Posted 14:33 23rd June 2012
Kidney MUST resign or be fired, end of story, his game-plans, ethos and delivery over the past 2 years cannot be accepted by the Irish rugby public any longer. He has failed miserably to translate provincial success into our national team and if this is tolerable to the IRFU we are going to continue on a trajectory of mediocrity and abject failure for the forseeable future. A 60-0 thrashing of our national rugby team is a disgrace and should be seen as such. The IRFU need to take responsibility by holding the coach responsible and ask him to resign or fire him. The question I ask myself as to Kidney's suitability for the Irish job is, if Leinster had Kidney as their coach for the past 2 years would they have won 2 back to back Heineken Cups? I answer my own question with a resounding NO.....Ireland rugby has to change, and more importantly the ethos has to change, as today was proof enough that the ethos is very very weak. Compare the attitude and ethos of NZ to Ireland over the past week, where we saw Ireland putting in a good losing performance last week, which Kidney seemed far too happy about, and backing it up with a deplorable tactically inept limp-lettuce performance today, as against NZ who felt even humiliated by last weeks performance and decided it was deplorable and vowed to make amends, which they most certainly did.....The ethos of the Irish coach, which translates into the Irish team, is contained in the comfort zone he is allowed to dwell in by his bosses, the IRFU, and for this the IRFU should be held accountable by the Irish supporters....If Kidney is allowed remain, the IRFU are doing the Irish players a huge disservice where we will see the static inconsistant state of the Irish team continue for many more years to come. It shouldn't be this way, as our players are far better than the results they dish up on far too infrequent a basis!
Posted 14:26 23rd June 2012
he said in the interview after this gamer he was going to queenstown for fur burger I think that would be a good way to forget this game
Posted 13:51 23rd June 2012