Ireland trailing New Zealand 9-3 after 23 mins. Ireland have shown flashes of good play and Nigel Owens has mad some strange calls none more so than the penalty on halfway for O’Brien being off his feet. Cian Healy and Rory Best have been mincing up some NZ meat with hard hits. Good game thus far.
Savea goes over for the first try of the game, wonderful off load from SonnyBill to set it up but there was a strong suspicion of a knock on in the build up. 16-3 NZ
Comprehensively beaten in the end, we didn’t play that poorly but New Zealand are just a different breed. Looking at the teams for the Australia Wales game, I am even more hopeful of a Welsh victory. It should be a good attacking game of rugby.
Australia have got off to a flying start here and lead 10-0. Wales can’t live with their energy and intensity in the early stages.
What sport is this TTK?
Rugby Union. It’s 10-3 now, a great open game of rugby, great to watch.
What a sensational match this is, a piece of individual brilliance from Genia stretched the Aussie’s lead to 20-6, but Wales have come firing back with two penalties and a try from Alex Cuthbert. 20-19 Australia with 15 mins remaining.
Pat McCabe takes a serious line to make it 27-19
Good start here absolutely vital.Not optimistic though.
We have got that. Now for the next 70 minutes!
Blow it up ref!
Very impressive workrate and intensity so far.
Was hoping Sexton would have attempted earlier penalty but good chance now.
For all our good points we have been sloppy at restarts and scrums as well as doing silly things like pick and goes on our own line.
Two stupid unnecessary penalties conceded by Tuohy and Ross. You can’t gift NZ points like that.
Yeah both very avoidable.
The Chumsy nature of Sky Sports coverage is incredibly infuriating.
The Ross one was ridiculous. Tuohy’s was avoidable too but thought he gave it quickly.
Should be 3 straight forward point here to keep us in it. Very hard to defend them when they hit the rucks at that speed. Richie is bossing it out there.