Episode 1642: Wins For 3/4 Provinces, But On-Field Events Overshadowed By Ongoing World Cup Fall-Out
Munster, Leinster and Ulster all won in Europe this week with only a disappointing second half from Connacht between us and a clean sweep. We’re joined by Gerry Thornley of the Irish Times and Chris Hewitt to cover the on-field action.
Off the field, the shadow of the Rugby World Cup malfunction still hovers. Did Rory Best’s comments about Joe Schmidt’s approach to preparation and the lack of player power really equate to throwing Schmidt under the bus? And could the same be said of David Nucifora after the publication of the IRFU’s RWC review?
We also chat to Dennis Hickie, who refuses to completely agree that Schmidt’s reputation is getting a battering.
IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora on the lessons learned from Ireland’s shortcomings at the World Cup https://t.co/ca63TaQTsk
— The42.ie (@The42_ie) December 4, 2019
Plus there’s roofless theatres, host nations, and book reviews.
Fascinating and insightful honesty from Rory Best on Ireland’s Rugby World Cup failure: ‘Too much detail and too much tension.’ https://t.co/jc0nlvFwkv
— Alan English (@AlanEnglish9) December 5, 2019
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Solskjaer got to ruffle Jose Mourinho’s hair encouragingly after beating Spurs 2-1 at Old Trafford. Could the fabled “run” his team have been questing after be about to get going? https://t.co/cwmMoNhe7v pic.twitter.com/dWpKBcjCMI
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