Wales play rope-a-dope with England while Ireland just play with the rope in Rome.

So here we go. Ireland are over the half way mark in this year’s 6 Nations and I don’t think there has been an emotional rollercoaster like it since that year that we don’t need to mention. Wales on the other hand played rope a dope with England and are a great bet for the … Continue reading Wales play rope-a-dope with England while Ireland just play with the rope in Rome.

Chasing history against the old enemy

So here we are, sitting on Friday morning on the edge of history. There are a few unknowns going into the Twickenham encounter of old enemies but there are also some known unknowns. Firstly the teams have been announced. 1 team has made wholesale changes, the other has stuck with tried and trusted. Which brings … Continue reading Chasing history against the old enemy

Ireland v Scotland – a preview

Brought to you by The Couch Pundit Podcast (Itunes link)   (Stitcher - Link) (Podbean - Link) We are on the run in to the finish of the 6 Nations 2018. As we stand, Ireland are in the driving seat with the Scots coming to Dublin this weekend followed by a St Patricks day match against the old … Continue reading Ireland v Scotland – a preview

Ireland v the other old enemy, home pressures, prickly coaches and mind games.

And so the business end of the tournament begins this weekend. For Ireland, the other old enemy arrives in Dublin to take a scalp and continue their own march to a title. For the home side the added pressure of slight misfires and injuries are mounting. Ireland come in to this fixture top of the … Continue reading Ireland v the other old enemy, home pressures, prickly coaches and mind games.

Ireland v Wales, England and Rugby Psychology

Week 4 of the 6 Nations in the books and a feeling of calm numbness washes over me. This won’t be an in-depth blog about game plans, spacing and field position. There are people far more qualified for the jargon. This will be about psychology. The psychology of the match on Saturday was fantastic to … Continue reading Ireland v Wales, England and Rugby Psychology

Ireland V Wales, Pride and Aggression

Now it gets exciting, 2 games left in the championship, an away trip to Cardiff and then the old enemy comes to Dublin. As all people should, let’s take this 1 game at a time. Ireland arrives in Cardiff with confidence. After a slow start and a loss against a decent Scotland team, Ireland have … Continue reading Ireland V Wales, Pride and Aggression