Ireland didn't seem to get the basics of Scrummaging and the Line Out right. I mean, even at the most amateur levels that I play at, it is very, very rare to lose that many line outs or scrums against the head.
All I got out of this match was thought that England will not be able to beat either Ireland or France. Our main chance with France is that they will revert to their style that leads to penalties so we can deploy Jonny.
This is the Irish team off to a tee. Excellent players playing a good game, hanging on deserately until they get in front. Then they drop the pace and blow it. They did this for years until O Driscoll took the chair and he managed to get them to keep the pace until the end. It's no coincidence this happened again when he was on the bench.
Austrailia did the same as the frogs back in the world cup in 1991.