How do you maintain a two-point lead in three minutes from the end of a tournament match? What the Tricolor lacked on Saturday at Twickenham, the Irish had it: tactical mastery, technical accuracy, big mind and last-minute freshness. So with three consecutive tactical kicks in the box and a series of one-pass collisions, they managed to win the tournament’s provisional classification, beating France and England.
Deprived of the ball in the lineup by mistake of an excellent Irish outfit, the Scots did not have many opportunities to start the game, and when they did, technical guesswork and waste – especially on foot – did not allow them to build on their rare highlights. Do it. His first attempt was in the wake of an Irish clearance being blocked behind a ruck, Stuart Hogg chased after receiving the ball in the jaw, and it was Finn Russell who ended up at the foot of the opposing positions. . Cap try (28th, 10-8) which gave Scotland the lead for the first and last time.
For the rest, it was the Irish who stood out in their own distinctive style, i.e. straight and worn, and they sometimes added a few more passes. Also taking advantage of an opposing foul, he made his first attempt by Henshaw (8th) and a second force flush by Beerne (49th, 10–21) from the start of the second period. With four goals from the metronomic and indestructible Jonathan Sexton (4th, 35th, 40th + 2nd, 55th), it was almost natural that Ireland made the break (10–24).
Irish opener Jonathan Sexton’s win percentage, with 6/7, was one of his changes to hit the outgoing post.
At game time, the Caledonians eventually expressed themselves with style, i.e. playing fast and wide, which allowed them to find spaces on the touchline, taking advantage of Jones to score an attempt (60th) converted by Stuart Hogg. took. , who then held the position of opener. Joined by a series of highlights (24–24) after a test of the well-crafted Watson (74th), the Irish still managed to win, with Sexton scoring his fifth goal without trembling, making it (77th). , 24-27) was captured.
Player: Finn Russell, it’s not a leg
Racing 92’s Scottish opener was replaced in the opening – surprise – by its captain, back Stuart Hogg. At the time of the game, if it is not a penalty, it looks like a lot, Gregor Townsend, the coach of the Scottish XV, prefers to stop the loss as his opening opener was unhappy in the game with a tactical kick and in direct contact. Were . Sure enough, Finn Russell took advantage of a block from Hogg to score his first attempt (28th) as well as five points on the foot (one goal, one change) but he scored a penalty goal (38th) in his ropes. Missed too. Hence, the match to be forgotten for Caledonian genius.
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