I hear it was a fantastic match (I was coaching until this afternoon so missed it). Ireland played Australia this morning…and triumphed, winning 15 – 6! Australia are currently ranked 2nd in the IRB rankings, behind New Zealand, Ireland are 8th so this was a huge achievement. After last weeks terribly disappointing match against the USA it seems Ireland are now back on track. Read Gerry Thornley’s excellent match report from the Irish Times newspaper.
Earlier this week Heineken’s Rugby World Cup Ambassadors filmed a video in Dublin in the run up to the Australia game. Will Carling, Rob Henderson, Zinzan Brooke and Scott Quinnell were joined by Matt Burke via Skype and took a look at the first weekend of Rugby World Cup but more importantly they take an in-depth look ahead to Ireland’s game this weekend against Australia in Auckland. It was shot in Lost Society in Dublin last Monday (12th Sept) and has some interesting insights into how Ireland can go about beating the Australians and ultimately top Pool C to give them a great chance of becoming the first Irish team to reach a world cup semi-final.
Irish Captain Brian O’Driscoll is delighted with the unexpected win over Australia as can be seen below in the first minute and a half of the video from the official Rugby World Cup daily highlights:
Heineken’s Rugby World Cup ambassadors Will Carling, Rob Henderson, Zinzan Brooke, Scott Quinnell and Matt Burke will be bringing Rugby World Cup news and predictions to Irish rugby fans throughout the tournament this September and October. Log on to Heineken.ie to get the latest.
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