Round Two – Can Ireland make it 2/2 in Dublin…

 

Ireland’s residents are still ecstatic over their victory and are more than up for this weekends face off, making us sure that if Ireland do in fact turn over the All

Guinness Autumn Series International, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 20/11/2010.Ireland vs New Zealand All Blacks.The New Zealand All Blacks perform the Haka.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy *** Local Caption ***

Blacks, there will be havoc across the Island, hopefully outshining the Irish fans’ impressive rowdy show up the other week, which showed us the Irish are as mad as ever for their Rugby!

As we are certain that the fans will be going for it, we are hoping that Schmidt and the squad are just as up for it as they were at Soldier Field, as some believe that the win two weeks back will alter the Irish’s mind set. This may allow them to view the second game as just a test match rather than a momentous occasion in their careers; giving them the opportunity to switch power to the Irish and beat the All Blacks for the second time in a month, rather than once in 111 years.

Although, the mental battle the Irish face after their victory could also go in their favour, which is what I think all Rugby fans hope for.. as this could allow them to go into the game with no pressure on themselves what so eveavivastadium_matchdayapp_rdax_80r, leading to them walking out onto the pitch in Dublin intending to play their own game, displaying their potential to the Rugby world and pulling off another breathtaking showcase for the viewers across the globe.

As the line up went well for the Ireland side, Joe Schmidt is keeping the side pretty much the same as he did for the first match up, which is music to the ears of the Ireland lot after their passionate performances showing their love for their country. Although, there is not the same to say about the All Blacks, as Hansen has gone for a big facelift with his side for the weekends trip to Ireland, which is not surprising considering the quality Ireland are offering, meaning Hansen didn’t have much of a choice in changing his XV. soldier-fieldAll together it is looking to be shaping up to be another tip top display of Rugby, as Ireland now face a new challenge of raising the consistency against the side and adapting to a less than recognisable New Zealand line up. Where as the All Blacks are going into the game with a sweaty brow, looking to prove to the world that the other weeks result was not to become the norm.

Oh and here’s the line ups…

 

 


IRELAND: 

XV                                                 REPLACEMENTS

15 – Rob Kearney                          16 – Sean Cronin

14 – Andrew Trimble                   17 – Cian Healy

13 – Jared Payne                          18 – Finlay Bealham

12 – Robbie Henshaw                 19 – Ultan Dillane

11 – Simon Zebo                          20 – Josh van der Flier

10 – Johnny Sexton                    21 – Keiran Marmion

9 – Conor Murray                       22 – Joey Carbery

8 – Jamie Heaslip                      24 – Garry Ringrose

7 – Jordi Murphy

6 – CJ Stander

5 – Devin Toner

4 – Donnacha Ryan

3 – Tadhg Furlong

2 – Rory Best (c)

1 – Jack McGrath


ALL BLACKS

XV                                             REPLACEMENTS

15 – Ben Smith                           16 – Codie Taylor

14 – Waisake Naholo                17 – Ofa Tu’ungafasa

13 – Goerge Moala                    18 – Charlie Faumuina

12 – Ryan Crotty                       19 – Scot Barrett

11 – Julian Savea                      20 – Ardie Savea

10 – Beauden Barrett               21 – TJ Perenara

9 – Aaron Smith                       22 – Aaron Cruden

8 – Kieran Read (c)                 23 – Malakai Fekitoa

7 – Sam Cane

6 – Liam Squire

5 – Jerome Kaino

4 – Patrick Tuipuloto

3 – Owen Franks

2 – Dane Coles

1 – Joe Moody

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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