Listen guys, we should simply face facts. As rugby is our 4th choice sport and with all the false dawns as proof we should never be training oursleves for the Rugby World Cup, EVER......
The 6 Nations is all we should ever be trying to win... we have no hope in winning a world cup. Only a miraculous series of events outside of our control would bring us close to a chance of winning a WC, which isn't gonna happen. NZ havent done it for decades ago and look at how good they are.
Whilst we had a good go at the AllBlacks tonight we were not even close. We couldn't even score more than 3 F--ing points at HOME. Thats all we ever do, is have a good go.
Rugby game plans, ability, winning mentality, and technical ability doesnt come naturally to us so my point is lets only build and focus towards the 6Nations. Sure, we cant even win that, so why should we even worry about seedings for the World Cup?
Time we faced facts.
HC and 6Nations are all we can be competitive in.
For Flips Sake, the only positives tonight were Fitgerald, Kearney and Earls who had only nine minutes on the pitch.
Our big attacking players are not capable of going to the next level. Wallace had a good game and fair play to him for keeping Richie quite at the break down.
Ok, thats the reality over, lets look at a couple of talking points as to what our handicap is:
* It's the beginnig of our International season, this will only ever favour the SH sides. This needs to change.
* Canada as a warm up is a joke and will never prepare us properly for the big boys.
* Kidney is only in charge for two games, we can only get better.
I argue something has to be done about reversing the fixtures, such as the fixture schedule should be reversed. Ireland should be touring the SH in the reverse order. No point in giving the SH sides any advantage of being more prepared when they are favourites anyway.
And what was Kidney doing leaving Paul O' Connell on when he couldnt even walk, for a whole 10Mins. No suprises NZ scored down his channel once they spotted tha obvious. Duh!
Well done the All Blacks, a great side and I give credit where credit is due.
Well done Scotland, you should have won. SA are there for the taking, I never rated this team, them and England are the worst teams to have won the Rugby World Cup. South Africas so called positive discrimination will be their downfall so long may it continue.
Let me know your thoughts on Ireland forgetting the WC and only consentrating on the 6Nations. I think it's our only Rugby hope!!!
I feel I am just being realistic. My fellow Ireland supporters should to.