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Agree with you Norm, Ferris has to be Ireland's player of the tournament and has to be in the shake up for player of the tournament.
Posted 08:27 13th March 2012
Completely agree on Ryan and Reddan. (that said Murray was having a great game against France until he got injured)
While O'Mahony had a good game I don't think he did enough to displace SOB. But I can see the value of having him come off the bench on Saturday instead.
I know lots of people had been calling for Heaslips head from the starting XV, and have SOB move to 8, but the last two games I saw him do so much work and tackling that I find it hard to imagine dropping him.
Only change I would make is McFadden in for Darcy at 12 (sorry Darcy but while you have been playing well the mistakes have been very visible ones)
Posted 19:16 12th March 2012
Looking forward to next weekend as all 3 games look like they can be crackers for various reasons..The England / Ireland i feel will be a very tough one to call imo.Ireland seem to have found a team who are clinical in attack and hard to breakdown .Although i feel its been more through luck than DKs selections why Ryan and Reddan havent been starting every match is beyond me and Mahony at 7 fullfilled that role better than SOB imo.I wouldnt change the starting 15 at all but most probly have SOB on the bench as an impact player rather than S.Jennings..Im hoping England will again improve and put in a more rounded performance as at times against France we lost our way and kicked aimlessly rather than try and run at France
Posted 17:05 12th March 2012