I’LL BE honest, when I first saw Declan Kidney’s team selection it didn’t fill me with confidence. Losing to the Barbarians the week before travelling to the backyard of the World Champions isn’t ideal preparation by any means. Doing so without three world class players, Stephen Ferris, Paul O’Connell and Tommy Bowe, left Ireland with
Posts Tagged ‘Julian Savea’
Posted 345 days ago
Posted 347 days ago
ANOTHER NEW Zealand-Ireland game, another All Blacks win. It’s a stuck record for Ireland and while they showed glimmers of a decent running game at Eden Park, this match was over by half-time. Hurricanes wing Julian Savea scored a hat-trick on his New Zealand debut and the All Blacks probably would have won by more had they been more accurate with their passing.
Posted 350 days ago
IN SELECTING the side, the All Blacks coaches have gone for experience as well as the introduction of the three new caps.
In the forwards, the All Blacks have the experienced front row of Andrew Hore, Tony Woodcock and Owen Franks, while new cap Brodie Retallick will join his locking partner Sam Whitelock in the second row. Victor Vito has taken…