Yeah, I know I'm totally showing my age with that title, referencing as it does an obscure 80's progressive rock band, but another feature of my current time of life is no longer caring about things like that!
This was some tackle from Ireland captain Ciara Griffin in a big defensive grandstand. pic.twitter.com/d7lCAYQ00x— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) September 19, 2021
If you're looking for me for the rest of the day I shall be watching this... https://t.co/7tzYK0So0I— Harpin' On Rugby (@HarpinOnRugby) September 19, 2021
Multiple areas to work on for Ireland, no denying it. But as fans can we put a pin in that just for right now? 6 days after a massive setback, what an 80-minute defensive shift this was, and we came away with a scoreline that puts us right back in this pool. #IREvITA— Harpin' On Rugby (@HarpinOnRugby) September 19, 2021
- Spain wins with BP - Ireland cannot finish first but will need to beat Scotland for 2nd place (remember in this scenario the Scots know a BP win for them catapults them into 1st!!!)
- Spain wins without BP - Ireland finish 1st with BP win, 2nd with regular win.
- Italy wins - whether with or without BP, "all" Ireland have to do is get the same amount of match points as Italy in this scenario to top the pool.
- Spain and Italy Draw - In all of the above scenarios, a draw against Scotland ensures Ireland a 2nd place finish because of our superior points difference. Should Spain and Italy draw, any kind of win puts us straight through to WRWC and a draw could get us 2nd spot (unless BPs play a factor).