Imagine the ABs selecting someone that out of shape.
Well, if SBW puts on an extra 10-20 kg's....
Ex-pat old bugger living in Cornwall, sipping Pinot Noir and tinkering with classic motorcycles
Don’t think he was that bad for his ‘cameo’ appearance.
He was average - way better than he was against England - but, to be fair, that wouldn't be hard. Finn Russell was streets ahead of him as was Farrell last week.
made the pass for Stockdale’s try
According to the commentators, it was a planned move, so quite probably nothing special.
And therein lies the sneaking, but growing suspicion that Sexton is only really effective behind a strong pack and when a game is going to plan.
I can't think of such favorable external circumstances for NZ for this RWC - no hometown advantage, except for Japan who are not contenders, and for once NZ are unlikely to be outright favourites.
More than happy with that. There were questions raised about the ABs at RWC2015 until we hammered France in the quarter-final. Can't help but think that worked in our .
In other news, all the losers will play the winners in Round Two.
Scot v Irl
Could be a cracking game.
The Jocks are a tough proposition at Murrayfield, play attacking Rugby and you wonder how much Ireland's confidence (esp. Sexton) has been dented after yesterday's mauling
According to The Guardian, Aura has grabbed her passport and has left the Irish Republic. Puncture wound, apparently.
"Ireland will surely be better than this but the shamrock aura has been unceremoniously pierced."