Episode 2749: Ireland Beat The Boks, Just Another Pool Game, Kick Your Points, Zombie Nation
Ireland showed guts and defiance in an epic battle against world champs South Africa, and while there’s talk of the two teams meeting again in a final, have we all got too carried away with a win that doesn’t even come close to getting us into a QF?
We get reactions from And-versity Farrell on their mental toughness, Tadhg Beirne on their lineout issues, Ryan Baird on what won it for Ireland, and SA head coach Jacques Nienaber on their decision to kick at goal so often, given they didn’t pick a proven goal kicker.
We chat to Daily Maverick sport editor Craig Ray about some of SA’s decision-making on and off the field of play and his theory on why they used their lineout and maul so rarely.
Andrew Trimble tells us what most pleased him about Ireland’s performance, the display of James Lowe, the bench impact, the huge impact the Irish fans are having on this tournament and why this is so much bigger than just another pool win.
Plus there’s permutations man and we discuss Zombie nation.
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