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A Routine Win


Another try!

By Gary Watton
November 16 2016

After the historic high of slaying the world champions of New Zealand, it was back to business with a predictable triumph against Canada. The occasion enabled the Oirish second string to gain some valuable game time for the national team, whilst allowing the returning O'Brien and O'Mahony to audition for places in the first fifteen. In the event, the hosts defeated the visitors by eight tries to three, with Paddy Jackson weighing in with several accurate goal kicks. It's always a no win scenario against a lesser ranked opponent, as a win is expected, while anything less incurs a barrage of criticism. Well, now that this banana skin has been safely negotiated, the Irish have the small matter of a second November fixture against the All Blacks. The latter will be gunning for revenge, whilst Ireland will be seeking a unique double against the southern hemisphere giants. It should be nothing if not interesting!

IRELAND 52 Canada 21; in Dublin; Saturday the 12th of November 2016.

15 O'Halloran [two TRIES]

14 Gilroy

13 Ringrose

12 Marshall [TRY]

11 Earls [TRY]

10 Jackson [six conversions]

9 Marmion [TRY]

8 O'Donoghue

7 O'Brien

6 O'Mahony (captain)

5 Holland

4 Dillane [TRY]

3 Bealham

2 Cronin

1 Healy

Used replacements: Ryan.J, Kilcoyne, Tracy [TRY], Adeolokun, Leavy, McGrath, Carbery, Ryan.D

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