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Wales v Ireland Feb 4 ‘23 6 Nation



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,584 ✭✭✭lawrencesummers

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,901 ✭✭✭Musicrules

    Garland has been a torn in our side for a long time but we should be beating that Welsh team. And beat them comfortably. 10+ point win. We have to get used to being hot favourites for matches. Show we can handle the expectation and pressure. Ireland 37 Wales 12 is my call.

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

    There’s a difference between handling a realistic expectation and handling a fantasy. Apart from Italy, it’s very rare for any team to lose at home by more than 10 points. Let alone by 25 points. The majority of 6N matches are close affairs.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,901 ✭✭✭Musicrules

    Oh yeah, the expectation is we should win. Anything less will be an unexpected and poor result. I was just giving my prediction which is that I think we'll destroy them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,024 ✭✭✭Cosmo Kramer

    Well called in fairness, other than that he didn't even make it to the warm up.

    Because the originally picked team just wasn't Warrenball enough...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,302 ✭✭✭theVersatile

    15. Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) 25 caps

    14. Mack Hansen (Connacht) 8 caps

    13. Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD) 47 caps

    12. Stuart McCloskey (Ulster/Bangor) 9 caps

    11. James Lowe (Leinster) 15 caps

    10. Johnny Sexton (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 109 caps (c)

    9. Jamison Gibson Park (Leinster) 23 caps

    1. Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD) 48 caps

    2. Dan Sheehan (Leinster/Lansdowne) 13 caps

    3. Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Buccaneers) 27 caps

    4. Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne) 36 caps

    5. James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 48 caps

    6. Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution) 89 caps

    7. Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 45 caps

    8. Caelan Doris (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 23 caps


    16. Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 31 caps

    17. Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 121 caps

    18. Tom O’Toole (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 4 caps

    19. Iain Henderson (Ulster/Academy) 68 caps

    20. Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 33 caps

    21. Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 100 caps

    22. Ross Byrne (Leinster/UCD) 4 caps

    23. Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians) 41 caps

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,712 ✭✭✭Shehal

    Surprised he sprung it this be fair I think we all expected it to be during the warm up so maybe now there's an element of surprise...

    (Conveniently this changed name roughly around the time Ireland name their XV...)

  • Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭Lil Fred

    Bench looks very odd. Who is full back cover? Why isn’t Larmour on bench?

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond

    Hansen i assume is full back cover. I wouldnt call it very odd and there is plenty of versatility within the team that any change wouldnt require too many positional switches

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,166 ✭✭✭✭Zzippy

    Hansen has played fullback lately for Connacht, presumably at the request of Andy Farrell. No worries about him there if he has to fill in

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,166 ✭✭✭✭Zzippy

    Mod: Closing this thread so we don't have two duplicate match threads.

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