What a match, what an atmosphere. I was on the field with my fellow TV pundits after finishing James Lowe’s performance. I had a full view of that. At that stage, things are looking rosy for Ireland. England has failed and we are flying.
harlie Ewels received a red card in the second minute. And it took us another 70 minutes to finally get them going. If Ireland ends this match, it will spark a huge investigation into what happened at the start of our swap. Scrum has become Britain’s doorstep to the competition. It gives them access to the game over and over again. We just can’t solve that problem.
As someone who used to sit in the front row, it seemed to me that England slipped a little around the front row of Ireland and we just couldn’t get a hold of it. It also happens, especially with French referees, that if they see a team gaining the upper hand in contention, they tend to continue to reward them with penalties.
The other referees might try to balance the books a bit, but Ireland keeps getting pinged. I look as if Ellis Genge is coming a little closer on the Tadhg Furlong pitch, moving a little behind on contact and England are getting traction here and can end up on a strong impact and enjoy the result. penalty.
I feel England are quite dominant in the game. They’ve moved forward on the hit and they can really put pressure on Ireland because they have a relentless forward weight.
Jack Nowell came on as an emergency back-up for those blunders, so in theory it was Ireland who should have brought England back into the game. But it was the opposite situation and that at least affected the strength and weight of the traditional British. But I won’t overemphasize the fact that they have a wing in the back row. Some of these backs weigh as much as ribs today, and Nowell understood well what he was doing.
His technical alignment is so solid, he’s put himself in a good position to push his weight through, so he’s not quite there, far from it. In addition, Courtney Lawes’ move up to the second row gave him strength in the engine room.
But still, Ireland’s strikers and their coach won’t be one bit pleased with how badly they went wrong in the game. I imagine that there will be a rather serious investigation into its mechanics in the coming days.
But the mess is just one indication of how Britain reacts to being pushed back into a corner the way it is. It’s the classic reaction of a team that has played one man and they have their backs against the wall. We often see teams fighting and that’s exactly what England did.
Emotionally, sending them off was for a reason. It provoked them. Their employment rates are on the rise. They had a strong foothold, then they started winning penalties. The crowd started to join in and that helped motivate the players even more. It put Ireland in a really bad position.
There was a moment near the hour when it looked like the game could leave Ireland altogether. The UK has just won one huge revenue, another revenue, and they have been pumped up amazingly. The atmosphere at Twickenham was behind them, their body language brimming with energy and passion. On the other hand, Irish body language sounds negative, mild, frustrated.
At this stage, every jumble looks like an England penalty awaits. It just looks inevitable. Sure, they get it, Marcus Smith scores and the sides are even.
It was a time of crisis for Ireland and to be fair, they found a way out of it. You could tell they worked hard for themselves by trying to make too many passes, too many offloads when they weren’t really in the game. As a result, they continued to cough into the ball and provide England with fresh oxygen by allowing them to do these spins.
There could be situations where if they had just slowed things down, recycled the ball a few more times and been a little more pragmatic, they would have finished the job a lot sooner.
But I think that argument is a little too easy sometimes. This is the style Ireland is looking to play today under Andy Farrell. I wouldn’t call on them to suddenly turn conservative as soon as the pressure sets in. Yes, they could certainly have used the safer option in attack once or twice and they need to get the balance right in the later games. But the problem is more than in-game management in the situation you are in.
Overall, I think the running and offloading game is more ambitious than a lot of ways to go for this group of players. It also brought us yesterday’s bonuses, such as Jamison Gibson-Park’s quick touch before halftime that put Hugo Keenan to the test.
Ireland has finally put the game to bed with the try of Jack Conan. You could probably say they should have done it sooner but I can tell you that, watching them up close, England has brought incredible courage and emotion and physical strength to them. yesterday’s battle. With that in mind, they would be dangerous opponents against anyone even a capricious man. If anything, the score ended up giving them a hard time after a superb defensive display.
Ireland let it go late enough but they did a good job.
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