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Ireland 22/23

Yeh pretty blatant. Not sure what Aki is trying to defend.
Saffa commentators saying the Irish are a big strong people...think they got Irish commentators script about SA and flipped the nationalities.

Shocking pass from Daly.

We look more dangerous but need to hold onto the ball.
About as encouraging a performance as you can ask for given the opposition. Game really suited us when it opened up. Think the halfbacks were excellent. Back three went really well, an absolute shocking pass from Daly aside. Lots to be happy about.
Emerging Ireland team to play Pumas
  • 15. Chay Mullins (Connacht/IQ Rugby)
  • 14. Ethan McIlroy (Ulster/Ballynahinch)
  • 13. Antoine Frisch (Munster)
  • 12. Cathal Forde (Connacht/Corinthians)
  • 11. Andrew Smith (Leinster/Clontarf)
  • 10. Jake Flannery (Ulster/Ballynahinch)
  • 9. Michael McDonald (Ulster)
  • 1. Callum Reid (Ulster/Banbridge)
  • 2. Diarmuid Barron (Munster/Garryowen)
  • 3. Roman Salonoa (Munster/Shannon)
  • 4. Cormac Izuchukwu (Ulster/Ballynahinch)
  • 5. Brian Deeny (Leinster/Clontarf)
  • 6. Cian Prendergast (Connacht)(captain)
  • 7. John Hodnett (Munster/UCC)
  • 8. James Culhane (Leinster/UCD)

  • 16. Dylan Tierney-Martin (Connacht/Corinthians)
  • 17. Josh Wycherley (Munster/Young Munster)
  • 18. Sam Illo (Connacht/Buccaneers)
  • 19. Tom Ahern (Munster/Shannon)
  • 20. David McCann (Ulster/Banbridge)
  • 21. Ben Murphy (Leinster/Clontarf)
  • 22. Jack Crowley (Munster/Cork Constitution)
  • 23. Shane Daly (Munster/Cork Constitution
Great lineout steal from Tom Ahern, looked like it was his own lineout.
Managed the period with 13 very well with such a young team.
Such bitter commentary throwing in the odd platitude pretending to be sportsmanlike.

That's jokes coming from a South African coaching team
The sanctimony to bring the experience for young children...the commentators reactions were hilarious, blood clearly coming out of Baloucoune's face but giving out the game was stopped for an outside back.
Backs (16)

Robert Baloucoune (Ulster/Enniskillen) 2 caps
Joey Carbery (Munster/Clontarf) 35 caps
Craig Casey (Munster/Shannon) 5 caps
Ciaran Frawley (Leinster/Skerries) uncapped
Jamison Gibson Park (Leinster) 20 caps
Mack Hansen (Connacht) 6 caps
Robbie Henshaw (Leinster/Buccaneers) 60 caps
Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) 23 caps
Michael Lowry (Ulster/Banbridge) 1 cap
Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 99 caps
Stuart McCloskey (Ulster/Bangor) 6 caps
Calvin Nash (Munster/Young Munster) uncapped
Jimmy O'Brien (Leinster/Naas) uncapped
Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD) 44 caps
Johnny Sexton (Leinster/St Mary's College) 108 caps CAPTAIN
Jacob Stockdale (Ulster/Lurgan) 35 caps

Forwards (21)

Ryan Baird (Leinster/Dublin University) 8 caps
Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Buccaneers) 25 caps
Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne) 33 caps
Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 30 caps
Gavin Coombes (Munster/Young Munster) 2 caps
Caelan Doris (Leinster/St Mary's College) 20 caps
Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf) 60 caps
Dave Heffernan (Connacht/Buccaneers) 7 caps
Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 118 caps
Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 28 caps
Jeremy Loughman (Munster/Garryowen) uncapped
Joe McCarthy (Leinster/Dublin) uncapped
Peter O'Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution) 87 caps
Tom O'Toole (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 3 caps
Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD) 46 caps
Cian Prendergast (Connacht) uncapped
James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 46 caps
Dan Sheehan (Leinster/Lansdowne) 10 caps
Nick Timoney (Ulster/Banbridge) 2 caps
Kieran Treadwell (Ulster/Ballymena) 8 caps
Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 43 caps
Sexton surviving that game is promising. Took some brutal hits when carrying to the line.
His defence was incredible too wasn't it. Actually McCloskey really complimented him in that area, rather they complimented each other. Both of them very keen to hold up the ball carrier and push him back the other side of the advantage line. Big fan of Aki but I hope they stick with McCloskey for the Australia game.

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