The Offload: There is no place to hide for an out-of-form nine

Mutual respect is obvious as Martin Johnson and Paul O’Connell means good TV

No hurry for Murray

The Conor Murray problem is exacerbated by the fact it is Conor Murray. When a scrumhalf suffers a dip in form – like Aaron Smith, Murray’s chief rival to the undisputed crown, after his toilet escapades a few years ago – there is no place to hide. That’s what makes these number nines reaching and retaining such dizzying heights of consistency so impressive.

When Joe Schmidt was asked directly about Murray’s performance at Murrayfield he ignored the...
source: Irish Times

2019-02-11 13:40
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