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The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan on whether Ireland are too predictable

The former Ireland head coach believes Joe Schmidt’s side have become too dependent on Johnny Sexton.


IRELAND’S 22-9 DEFEAT to Wales in Cardiff on Friday night ended their Six Nations hopes and leaves them fighting to deny England a Grand Slam when Eddie Jones’ men come to Dublin this Saturday.

Ireland’s loss under the lights in Wales threw up many talking points and Eddie O’Sullivan joined Murray Kinsella today to dissect the Irish performance in a live version of The42 Rugby Show.

Are Ireland too predictable in attack? How costly were their close-range failings? Was Johnny Sexton’s yellow card fair? Should Peter O’Mahony come into the starting team for England? Why did Conor Murray play on after being injured in the first half?

Eddie and Murray discussed all of these questions and more from the Aviva Fan Studio at the Aviva Stadium. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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