It was a horror show at Twickenham on Saturday as the Irish rugby team got hammered by England, we have Joe Schmidt‘s post-match press conference.
Irish rugby fans are starting to get worried about the rugby world cup and with the news that Johnny Sexton suffered another injury when a ruck fell on him at training, it’s all falling apart but ‘But hat really matters is in four weeks’ time,” said Schmidt.
“You do get some disproportionate scores (in warm-ups), but we weren’t good enough today,” said Schmidt but this might not be a plausible excuse for the Irish rugby team fans.
“There’s a litany of things that were most disappointing,” said Schmidt.
“We fell off 34 tackles.
“I thought there was a little bit of positive in the first quarter. It was tight in that first quarter. Obviously, when we went to 10-8, there was a bit of promise there. But it’s very disappointing.
“That try just before half-time when Conor (Murray) was down and they worked the overlap against 14 men – we’ve got to be able to defend with 14 men. I certainly would never use that as an excuse, but they did well there. Just to go into the shed at half-time at 22-10, it’s a big difference to 15-10 because you’re two scores away then.
“I think we were underdone, we were a bit heavy-legged,” Schmidt admitted.
It will be very interesting to see will Sexton or Carberry be fit for the Scotland game as Ross Byrne and Jack Carty look miles off the pace of a world-class ten. Also, Rory Best is very lucky he is captain because on form he shouldn’t even be on the plane never mind starting team.