Episode 1975: Farrell Starts Sexton, Who’s At Fault For Ireland’s Attack Issues, Man City Keep Cruising
In other, kinder years we might have spent the last fortnight basking in the glow of two Irish wins from two in the opening rounds of the Six Nations instead of anxiously wondering whether Ireland might just slip up this weekend against an Italian side who have already shipped 91 points.
Craig Casey and Ryan Baird in line for their Ireland debuts off the bench against Italy. #SixNations pic.twitter.com/krFzXzWbST
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) February 25, 2021
With Andy Farrell naming a strong team earlier today, we’re joined by Andrew Trimble, Shane Horgan and Stuart Barnes to discuss Farrell’s choice to start Sexton and Mike Catt’s comments in the media this week, which seemed to pin a lot of the fault for Ireland’s attack on the players.
Mike Catt: "We've obviously been pretty disappointed in terms of our finishing, but ultimately the players have to get that right for this weekend."https://t.co/3EGyr5YSsF
— The42.ie Rugby (@rugby_ie) February 22, 2021
And with France-Scotland finally postponed, we look ahead to Wales-England where an Eddie Jones side who seem to be stagnating face a Welsh team who have looked pretty average but have pulled two wins out of the bag with the help of two red cards.
I am not claiming England is an unhappy camp but it's hard to say they play like a team bursting with joy https://t.co/b2myqFKcEq
— Stuart Barnes (@SBarnesRugby) February 25, 2021
There’s also Champions League chat as the world record for consecutive wins inches closer to Man City’s grasp and there’s the return of Egomaniacs.
Guardiola asked for the one thing that can explain the 19-game winning streak: "We have a lot of money to buy a lot of incredible players."
— Simon Bajkowski (@spbajko) February 24, 2021
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