Podcast 288 - The Wallabies-Ireland Preview (with Murray Kinsella) - Green and Gold Rugby

Podcast 288 – The Wallabies-Ireland Preview (with Murray Kinsella)

Podcast 288 – The Wallabies-Ireland Preview (with Murray Kinsella)

The wait is over.

With the Wallabies-Ireland test series fast approaching, Rugby Reg, Matt and Jamie came together to chew the fat on the upcoming series. For the Irish perspective, they were joined for the first time in four years by Murray Kinsella of Irish sports journal The42to give us insight into what’s going on in the enemy camp.

Oh, and we also had some time to chat Super Rugby too.

WARNING – infrequent coarse language

  • Ruggaman

    Aus have more individual firepower but Ire have continuity and momentum

    Scrums are even
    Lineouts are even
    Aus will have the edge at the breakdown
    Ire will have the edge in the kicking game

    Fascinating series coming up

    • 22DropOut

      Not sure I agree with the comparisons but looking at the leaked Irish team it shows they are using this tour to experiment. 2-1 or 3-0 Wallabies

  • For number 6 we have to have a third jumper. We know we will be throwing a lot of line outs in our own 22.

  • I can’t see us having much chance in the first test. Ireland have had time training together whereas we have 5 days. Second or third tests maybe we can hope for.

  • Ed

    Enjoyable podcast fellas, both the AUS and IRE parts.

    Murray made a point I think we will see during the series where Ireland will attack down the blindside wing if Foley, due to the Grey tango, is there on our defensive lineout.

    Matt should consider a podcast to follow up his point on coaching re Pete Samu’s (and TPN) points. Why have we dropped the ball with our coaching of skills?

  • 22DropOut

    Ireland fielding a weakened team. No Sexton, furlong, Ringrose etc.

    Wallabies by 12.

    • The Jackal

      What is your intel? Carberry, Porter & Aki will be no slouches if those three were out

      • 22DropOut

        In many reports, will turn up on google. No porter. 3rd string front row arguably

  • Mart

    Solid podcast guys. Good to hear you back Reg

  • Upfromdown

    It is a very confident Irish team & media. They played very well during the 6 nations but they showed some weaknesses too.They stole the game v France with a ridiculous field goal after time was up. There were some amazing phases to bring the ball back from deep (including a cross field/ chip kick and regather). It was pretty much the only good rugby played during the whole game. Both France & Ireland were average at best. Wales pushed them at times as well, although Ireland were always in control as such. They did however struggle against Scotlands wide game more than a few times, and if the Scots had taken 1 or 2 of these chances it would have been a different game. Scotland were their own worst enemy though, some inaccurate passing cost them, as opposed to Ireland stopping their opportunities outright. It’s huge series for both teams. In some ways Ireland has more to lose if they don’t perform.


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