Clever Irish faked way to victory by Tim Horan
IRELAND had a deliberate plan to fake injuries each time there was a breakdown in play last Saturday, so they could slow the game down and frustrate the Wallabies.
How can I be sure? By talking to Irish assistant coach Alan Gaffney in the dressing rooms afterwards.
If James Horwill was more experienced as a captain, he would have blown up about it to referee Bryce Lawrence and really created a scene - there is no way Richie McCaw would have stayed silent if a team used the same tactics against the All Blacks.
Australia's future opponents will have taken notice of the strategy...Read Tim Horan's article at thetelegraph.com.au