Rough game.— The Loose Head (@TheLooseH) July 2, 2022
Referring decisions were poor at times but it's the second quarter that did most of the damage.
See the line in what's being allowed and toe it.
Quality of ball needs to be much better, be it from breakdown or set-piece, as does internal D.
Ireland held up twice, dropped one on the line, and an intercept off nz line. If they score all 4 of those opportunities they win the game 35 - 47. This wasn't as dominant as the score suggests.#NZLvIRE#SSRugby #Supersport— Kaptein (@KapteinKakhuis) July 2, 2022
Ireland were always going to battle at fortress Eden Park but think they may have more luck at Forsyth Barr. They gave the kiwi defense quite a few headaches and just didn’t get the rub with so many held up chances.#NZLvIRE— RubaDubDub 🇺🇦 (@BrendonWessels) July 2, 2022
Ireland beaten in the power stakes and set piece errors.— Olmanriver (@PaulMar75463709) July 2, 2022
But you also need the rub of the green
Karl Dickson seems like a very nice man, but he let NZ away with a lot today, and I think he will be embarrassed by the post match review. #NZLvIRE
Players-wise, Sheehan was (obviously) immense. By a distance our best player, O’Mahony next.— Stephen Wall (@StephenWall1985) July 2, 2022
On the other hand, Ryan and Doris’s respective form has dipped quite significantly lately.
Doris especially was anonymous and suffered badly in the comparison with Savea.
We've the tools to hurt this NZ side, but need to stop them getting any opportunities in our half. Demands a 99% game, which we just don't have today.— Cian Ó M 🏉 (@RugbyKino) July 2, 2022
Damage limitation now.#NZvIRE
Let’s stop hearing “this doesn’t look great” and start dealing with it on the field until players are under no doubt that it just won’t be tolerated.— Progressive Rugby (@ProgressiveRug) July 2, 2022
Thanks for highlighting @Sea__Point #NZLvIRE https://t.co/JTPEVtxTZK
Feels like I'm ticking boxes on the "lame excuses" checklist, but there WERE positives, we DID get bad decisions, & ball DIDNT bounce our way. All that said, we did leave many points behind, had mistakes rightly punished and will take a lot to recover for next week. #NZLvIRE— Harpin' On Rugby (@HarpinOnRugby) July 2, 2022