shabadoo wrote: ↑Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:40 pm
Not a full of doom and gloom as most on here seem to be.
It was always going to be a struggle against that England pack - we all knew it.
1-8 we were well beaten and yet still showed guts all game long.
Anyone having a go at Doris needs their head checked, again - got hit by 2 man all game long but had the guts to just keep going.
While Ryan didn't have a great game he at least turned up physically on occasion.
I'm a big fan of Stander but thought he was completely anonymous today.
Still - blaming anyone is kinda nonsense, the England pack were on it from minute 1 and played really well.
Question is where do we go from here?
We need to find a beast of a losehead from somewhere - no idea where tbh. Similarly we need a big hooker - Sheehan might be that guy hopefully.
Hendo/Ryan are still a good enough second row for me.
Against bigger teams i'd be tempted to throw someone like Baird/Beirne in at 6 and Leavy in at 7. One of Doris/Stander at 8.
Thought JGP was ok - 1 brainfart aside and a few poor decisions. But he go zero protection from his pack.
Byrne at 10 was an absolute disaster - we badly need Harry or that gigner munster lad to put their hands up soon.
Outside 10 I thought our backs did about as well as they could, not perfect but when your 10 is taking the ball 15m behind the gainline life is never easy.
Anyway - hopefully we see a few new faces against Georgia and build well toward the 6N.
Don't think Farrell is anywhere near as bad as being made out. I'm relatively happy with him so far.
We are nowhere near the team that beat the AB's in 2018..we have been on the slide pretty much since then. That's just the reality. Farrell isn't the reason for that.