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RWC 2019 Ireland v Japan Match Thread: Group A - Sat 28th Sep 08:15 Shizuoka

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,833 ✭✭✭shootermacg


    Heat and 6 day turn around?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,904 ✭✭✭leakyboots


    POM is our only sole threat over the ball so far when it goes to ground. Stander/VdF/Healy/Best need to step up their groundhogging… they're more than capable of it


  • Registered Users Posts: 262 ✭✭Iompair


    Ireland looking tired all game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,605 ✭✭✭✭Squidgy Black


    Japan have really cranked up the pressure in the last 15 minutes, they're playing some really nice rugby. Quite impressed.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,981 ✭✭✭Naggdefy


    Usual crack with our media talking about the South African game.

    Beating a home team is always difficult. And one who performed so well 4 years ago.

    Wish the commentator on RTE would give over about us not conceding a try. You can lose a match on penalties.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,266 ✭✭✭✭lawred2


    Japan have been brilliant

    World rugby needs to find a way to give them more regular tier one competition.

    Once every four years isn't good enough


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,906 ✭✭✭✭PhlegmyMoses


    Buer wrote: »
    Direct involvement in the scores aside, Carty has been disappointing. He needs to be far more involved and influential. Handed easy possession away too many times.

    He has been really poor and will get th hook early second half imo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,117 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203


    mun1 wrote: »
    Japan clearing out every ruck from the side, every damm ruck

    Not just Japan. Ireland do it as well

    Whinging about the ref is terrible, he has been fine.

    Poor discipline and poor tactical kicking in last 20 hurting us

    https://twitter.com/MikeRoss03/status/1177851773391970304?s=19


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,812 ✭✭✭thelad95


    lawred2 wrote: »
    Japan have been brilliant

    World rugby needs to find a way to give them more regular tier one competition.

    Once every four years isn't good enough

    Can see them pushing for inclusion in the rugby championship especially given that they already have a club team in super rugby.


  • Subscribers Posts: 40,965 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    Japan are consistently chasing the point of attack.

    They have passed the ball twice as much as us with similar possession. 120 to 63.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 580 ✭✭✭HillFarmer


    @ the guys here who know about scrumaging, I thought we would have more of the ascendancy.

    Are we being screwed by the ref or are the Japanese holding their own?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,140 ✭✭✭✭MadYaker


    lawred2 wrote: »
    Japan have been brilliant

    World rugby needs to find a way to give them more regular tier one competition.

    Once every four years isn't good enough

    Boot Italy out of the 6N and put them in


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,954 ✭✭✭AbusesToilets


    thelad95 wrote: »
    Can see them pushing for inclusion in the rugby championship especially given that they already have a club team in super rugby.

    Be a good shout financially too, given the struggles by the RC.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,893 ✭✭✭Poor_old_gill


    Burkie1203 wrote: »
    Not just Japan. Ireland do it as well

    Whinging about the ref is terrible, he has been fine.

    Poor discipline and poor tactical kicking in last 20 hurting us

    https://twitter.com/MikeRoss03/status/1177851773391970304?s=19

    Nonsense - he has not been fine.

    He has been very poor, attempting to take the high ground is cute and all but misapplication of the rules needs to be called out


  • Registered Users Posts: 66,813 ✭✭✭✭FrancieBrady


    While Japan have been good they have gotten 6 points from dubious penalties.

    Keep calm and take control when they will inevitably tire.


  • Subscribers Posts: 40,965 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    HillFarmer wrote: »
    @ the guys here who know about scrumaging, I thought we would have more of the ascendancy.

    Are we being screwed by the ref or are the Japanese holding their own?

    No reason to expect us to have the ascendancy when it comes to the scrums.

    The Japanese scrum very low and very tight, which makes it very difficult for taller front rows.

    Things have been even enough so far


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,266 ✭✭✭✭lawred2


    MadYaker wrote: »
    Boot Italy out of the 6N and put them in

    The aim is to develop the game in more countries


  • Subscribers Posts: 40,965 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    thelad95 wrote: »
    Can see them pushing for inclusion in the rugby championship especially given that they already have a club team in super rugby.

    Their club team is leaving super rugby


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,920 ✭✭✭✭stephen_n


    leakyboots wrote: »
    POM is our only sole threat over the ball so far when it goes to ground. Stander/VdF/Healy/Best need to step up their groundhogging… they're more than capable of it

    I would say the instruction is to not go after the ball unless you have a very clear shot. As we’ve seen any slight margin of error is a penalty against you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 812 ✭✭✭adam240610


    Rte player just awful, couldn't get it playing, nothing but buffering. Found a stream on Reddit for itv and that has been perfect 1080p without interruption. This is the only rte service I use, paying the license for nothing.

    Japan have been quite impressive so far, would love to see them in the quarters this year as they should have been last time, that came down to points difference didn't it? Or am I mistaken


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,969 ✭✭✭Lucy8080


    Still expecting a TBP win from us. Great entertainment so far .


  • Registered Users Posts: 197 ✭✭Brozy


    HillFarmer wrote: »
    @ the guys here who know about scrumaging, I thought we would have more of the ascendancy.

    Are we being screwed by the ref or are the Japanese holding their own?

    This is the content I'm here for. Brilliant!!!! Keep the good stuff coming


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,361 ✭✭✭✭DDC1990


    The turnover scrum was a disgrace. Japan drove sideways as speed and somehow earned a penalty.

    Gardener influenced by the crowd and the Japanese propaganda during the week perhaps.

    His refereeing of the ruck is really inconsistent. Japanese players all over the place on Irish ball. Ireland getting pinged for being held in the ruck (JVDF).


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,175 ✭✭✭✭Buer


    He has been really poor and will get th hook early second half imo.

    Actually watching the second try again, it wasn't even a good kick. Kicked it into a crowded area and left it way short. That needs to drop onto the line or in goal. He rescued it with a brilliant tap back.

    He has the skills to open Japan up but he's staying out of play lot which is planned I imagine. Centres are at first receiver a lot. For context, 23 passes from the Japanese outhalf in that half and 7 from Carty.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,775 ✭✭✭Utah_Saint


    ITV coverage is good. Sam Warburton is great to listen to


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,750 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    We could lose this if we dont score early in the 2nd half


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,126 ✭✭✭Snow Garden


    A few simple fixes will sort this out. Giving away too many silly penalties. Ref wants to let Japan play cos it excites the crowd and he feeds off that. Let Japan make the mistakes in 2nd half.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,143 ✭✭✭munsterlegend


    Next score is crucial. I think we have been a bit complacent and made some silly decisions. That kick by Carty for Earls at start is not something you would do against a top nation and Ireland must treat Japan as such on home ground.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,753 ✭✭✭corny


    Furlong, Stander and a few others just don't seem interested in winning the collisions. They're allowing the Japanese a couple of yards every time in contact and its putting us under pressure.

    Come up hard and force their carriers back. With no platform they'll falter in the backs. If the forwards can't do that because of fatigue....get them off.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,431 ✭✭✭touts


    Carty has been poor. He put in three cross field kicks that look like something an U-13 lad would do after watching too many O'Gara career highlight reels.

    I'd be hopeful that when the benches are emptied we will have better class.


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