Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

The quarter final thread

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Interesting convsersation at work today with a number of Kiwi fans in Sydney who were complaining about Ben Smith and Ryan Crotty being left out of the team/squad for the game and saying it was a serious risk. They were especially worried about Reece under the high ball against Stockdale and also Barrett under the high ball if we get our kicking game right and also worried about the lack of experience in midfield without Crotty especially in defence. They are also worrying about the scrum/lineout especially if it's a wet game. They don't think Ireland will score too much but are concerned that defensively we'll be able to shut them down if it's wet.

    Comment


      New Zealand’s Foster ready for Ireland: ‘We always remember our losses’

      If there are two elements New Zealand will summon up for their heavyweight quarter-final against Ireland, they are superior World Cup experience and fearless spark.

      On paper Ireland have reason to believe. Their New Zealand-born coach, Joe Schmidt, has the much more settled side, with Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray starting their 56th Test together, while 12 of this Irish team started in their defeat of the All Blacks in Dublin 12 months ago. That 16-9 victory was Ireland’s second over the world champions in the past three attempts.

      Yet where the All Blacks moved swiftly to significantly evolve their game after Dublin, Ireland stood still, losing twice to England and once each to Wales and Japan this year.

      It is no coincidence the All Blacks team who will run out at Tokyo Stadium on Saturday feature nine positional changes from their last Irish defeat.

      As their assistant coach, Ian Foster, stated, the twin twin-playmaker partnership of Richie Mo’unga and Beauden Barrett leaves New Zealand’s attacking structure barely recognisable from last season.

      “We always remember our losses pretty clearly but you try and learn from them and move forward,” he said. “It’s interesting when you look at the number of things we’ve changed in the past 12 months and a lot of those are because of some performances last year we weren’t totally proud of. You learn your lessons and then you evolve things.”

      The coach Andy Farrell’s defensive line-speed that has conceded two tries from four games in Japan remains Ireland’s chief weapon but the unburdened way the All Blacks will approach this knockout tie promises to test his system at every turn.

      Forecast rain should aid Ireland’s conservative ball retention, box-kicking game-plan but it will not discourage New Zealand’s intent to showcase their vast array of skill.

      Two tries in six minutes ultimately put the Springboks away in their opening World Cup assignment. That blitz saying everything about how difficult they are to contain. Ireland must stymie myriad attacking threats, particularly from the back three comprising Barrett and the youthful Crusaders finishers Sevu Reece and George Bridge. “Our challenge going into a big game is to not dampen that confidence,” Foster added. “We’ve got to be smart, there’s potential rain, we’re playing a team that likes to suffocate you. We’ve got to respect all those elements but we’ve also got to do what we want to do well.”

      The All Blacks are unbeaten through 17 World Cup matches stretching back 12 years, while Ireland have lost all six quarter-finals they have contested but Foster does not believe it would make the All Blacks’ task more straightforward. “We’ve been here before and we’ve used that experience,” he said. “It doesn’t make it any easier – it just gives you the knowledge of what’s at stake. They’ve been in a lot of quarter-finals, too.”

      Anything can happen at the knockout stage of the competition. Cards could prove costly, and it is here Sexton’s reference to the brutal manner of New Zealand’s last victory over Ireland will heighten tension. “I’m sure they will bring the physical edge they always do,” he said. “That 2016 game in Dublin was a turning point in terms of law changes. Some of those things would be red cards now. That won’t happen again.”
      Tis but a scratch.

      Comment


        Originally posted by In Joe we trust View Post
        Interesting convsersation at work today with a number of Kiwi fans in Sydney who were complaining about Ben Smith and Ryan Crotty being left out of the team/squad for the game and saying it was a serious risk. They were especially worried about Reece under the high ball against Stockdale and also Barrett under the high ball if we get our kicking game right and also worried about the lack of experience in midfield without Crotty especially in defence. They are also worrying about the scrum/lineout especially if it's a wet game. They don't think Ireland will score too much but are concerned that defensively we'll be able to shut them down if it's wet.
        Agree 100% with those Kiwi lads


        Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

        Comment


          Lads we are going to win, I've literally never been more certain of anything in my life

          Comment


            Originally posted by kahalui View Post
            Lads, can we park the Rob Kearney analysis/selection until after the game. We all knew Joe would be starting him so there's not much point going around in circles at this stage.
            If could thank this 33 times I would
            Gwan Joe!!

            Comment


              Originally posted by In Joe we trust View Post
              Interesting convsersation at work today with a number of Kiwi fans in Sydney who were complaining about Ben Smith and Ryan Crotty being left out of the team/squad for the game and saying it was a serious risk. They were especially worried about Reece under the high ball against Stockdale and also Barrett under the high ball if we get our kicking game right and also worried about the lack of experience in midfield without Crotty especially in defence. They are also worrying about the scrum/lineout especially if it's a wet game. They don't think Ireland will score too much but are concerned that defensively we'll be able to shut them down if it's wet.
              So the word on streets on Sydney is that we may have a chance??

              Comment


                Originally posted by The Last Stand View Post

                So the word on streets on Sydney is that we may have a chance??
                Just a well-conditioned one
                Gwan Joe!!

                Comment


                  Originally posted by mr chips View Post
                  New Zealand’s Foster ready for Ireland: ‘We always remember our losses’


                  If there are two elements New Zealand will summon up for their heavyweight quarter-final against Ireland, they are superior World Cup experience and fearless spark.

                  On paper Ireland have reason to believe. Their New Zealand-born coach, Joe Schmidt, has the much more settled side, with Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray starting their 56th Test together, while 12 of this Irish team started in their defeat of the All Blacks in Dublin 12 months ago. That 16-9 victory was Ireland’s second over the world champions in the past three attempts.

                  Yet where the All Blacks moved swiftly to significantly evolve their game after Dublin, Ireland stood still, losing twice to England and once each to Wales and Japan this year.

                  It is no coincidence the All Blacks team who will run out at Tokyo Stadium on Saturday feature nine positional changes from their last Irish defeat.

                  As their assistant coach, Ian Foster, stated, the twin twin-playmaker partnership of Richie Mo’unga and Beauden Barrett leaves New Zealand’s attacking structure barely recognisable from last season.

                  “We always remember our losses pretty clearly but you try and learn from them and move forward,” he said. “It’s interesting when you look at the number of things we’ve changed in the past 12 months and a lot of those are because of some performances last year we weren’t totally proud of. You learn your lessons and then you evolve things.”

                  The coach Andy Farrell’s defensive line-speed that has conceded two tries from four games in Japan remains Ireland’s chief weapon but the unburdened way the All Blacks will approach this knockout tie promises to test his system at every turn.

                  Forecast rain should aid Ireland’s conservative ball retention, box-kicking game-plan but it will not discourage New Zealand’s intent to showcase their vast array of skill.

                  Two tries in six minutes ultimately put the Springboks away in their opening World Cup assignment. That blitz saying everything about how difficult they are to contain. Ireland must stymie myriad attacking threats, particularly from the back three comprising Barrett and the youthful Crusaders finishers Sevu Reece and George Bridge. “Our challenge going into a big game is to not dampen that confidence,” Foster added. “We’ve got to be smart, there’s potential rain, we’re playing a team that likes to suffocate you. We’ve got to respect all those elements but we’ve also got to do what we want to do well.”

                  The All Blacks are unbeaten through 17 World Cup matches stretching back 12 years, while Ireland have lost all six quarter-finals they have contested but Foster does not believe it would make the All Blacks’ task more straightforward. “We’ve been here before and we’ve used that experience,” he said. “It doesn’t make it any easier – it just gives you the knowledge of what’s at stake. They’ve been in a lot of quarter-finals, too.”

                  Anything can happen at the knockout stage of the competition. Cards could prove costly, and it is here Sexton’s reference to the brutal manner of New Zealand’s last victory over Ireland will heighten tension. “I’m sure they will bring the physical edge they always do,” he said. “That 2016 game in Dublin was a turning point in terms of law changes. Some of those things would be red cards now. That won’t happen again.”
                  The wisdom of Jonty.
                  Gwan Ireland!!
                  Last edited by ustix; 18-October-2019, 18:32.
                  Gwan Joe!!

                  Comment


                    Couldn't find a thread for this. SOB's a great laugh.
                     

                    Comment


                      Originally posted by kahalui View Post
                      Couldn't find a thread for this. SOB's a great laugh.
                      Yeah, I listened to this a while ago it's worth a listen

                      Comment


                        I see there was no Captain's Run today but Jonny travelled, by bus, on his own, to practice his kicking.

                        Murray and Joey should have gone with him.

                        Comment


                          Originally posted by Piquet View Post
                          I see there was no Captain's Run today but Jonny travelled, by bus, on his own, to practice his kicking.

                          Murray and Joey should have gone with him.
                          ..great to see a bit of player management, that captain’s run has cost us in the past..also great planning for Sexton, stops him being stepped on. We are so sorted, must surely be in the bag.

                          Comment


                            17-15
                            Gwan Joe!!

                            Comment


                              Originally posted by kahalui View Post
                              Couldn't find a thread for this. SOB's a great laugh.
                              Heard he's lethal with a hose too.

                              Comment


                                Originally posted by timbot View Post
                                Lads we are going to win, I've literally never been more certain of anything in my life


                                even death and taxes?

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X