3/10/2006

Gawn Ireland!

Good luck to the Irish rugby team who take on Scotland tomorrow in whats expected to be the last Six Nations game at the old Lansdowne Road before redevelopment.

After suffering a stuttery start to the campaign, thing improved with a convincing victory over the Welsh a fortnight ago and tomorrow is undoubtedly the pivotal point in Ireland's season. Win and they go to Twickenham chasing a Triple Crown and the Championship, lose and the chance of honours is over for another year. Scotland have been the surprise packet of the season having beaten both England and France. However there is a question mark over their consistency and their ability to produce the goods away from home given their loss to Wales. With Paul O'Connell back, Ireland are more or less at full strength and I'd agree with Gerry O'Sullivan's assesment that Ireland are more than capable of winning this match. I think Ireland have more quality players than the Scots and if Ireland perform to their ability then they should be strong enough to set up a titanic tussle in Twickenham on the last day of the championship.

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