THREE REA­SONS WHY IRE­LAND WON’T WIN

NZ Rugby World Tournament Guide - - THE TOURNAMENT ORACLE -

To win it, they will prob­a­bly have to beat the All Blacks. Just isn’t go­ing to hap­pen.

They don’t do enough with the ball. Ire­land are bril­liant at putting pres­sure on through their de­fence and kick­ing game and then pounc­ing on mis­takes. But that’s prob­a­bly not enough to keep win­ning games at World Cups.

They don’t be­lieve they can win it. It’s true. Ire­land sill say they have come to win ev­ery test and be­lieve that they can... yaddy, yaddy, yad­dah...but do they re­ally be­lieve it. Do they?

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