Episode 1085: Ireland Annihilate Italy, Furlong And Henshaw Injury Set-Backs, We Love Keith Earls, The Dutch Love Skating
Ireland remain on track for the Grand Slam after their fully-expected 56-19 win over Italy, but what happened that we didn’t expect? Shane Horgan and Gerry Thornley give us their thoughts on week 2 of this year’s Six Nations championship.
— TV3 (@TV3Ireland) February 10, 2018
Tadhg Furlong and Robbie Henshaw going down injured certainly wasn’t in the play-book, and the expected stern Italian resistance for the first 60 minutes didn’t materialise either.
Robbie Henshaw to miss the rest of the Six Nations https://t.co/fNaZIQsvLU
— Irish Times Sport (@IrishTimesSport) February 12, 2018
We also didn’t see the impact of the Irish bench that we expected, but is that to be expected when the game is over after 20 minutes? We also salute Owen Farrell’s almost perfect performance for England, rate the threat posed by doughty Wales, and discuss why the relationship between the IRFU and the Irish media appears to be at an all-time low.
Photoshop the word “Vodafone” from all Ireland rugby pictures for a week and the IRFU would be offering to send the coach to journalists’ homes to do interviews. “When would suit you?”
— Paul Howard (@AkaPaulHoward) February 12, 2018
Plus – Eoin explains why he loves Keith Earls, Simon has an idea for livening up Ireland/Italy games, and we salute our skating-to-work Dutch listeners.
You just can't make this up.
NBC opening ceremony coverage. Katie Couric talks about why The Netherlands is so good at speed skating as The Netherlands enters the stadium.
And this folks is why Americans are less bright about the rest of the world as they spread fake news! pic.twitter.com/7YC5deTl2w
— Jos Duijvestein ???????? (@JosDuijvestein) February 10, 2018
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