Andy Farrell can’t hide his emotions with reaction to Rugby World Cup draw – Possible All Black quarter final
Ireland coach Andy Farrell struggled to hide his emotions as he found out that Ireland pool in the 2023 World Cup draw would most likely lead to New Zealand in the quarter-finals.
Ireland have had terrible luck in World Cup of late, falling out at the quarter-final stages at almost every stage.
2007 – Pool Stage Exit
2011 – Quarter-Final exit vs Wales
2015 – Quarter-Final exit vs Argentina
2019 – Quarter-Final exit vs New Zealand
The permutations for the World Cup mean that if Ireland finish second in their group and New Zealand both win theirs , then they will ultimately play each other in the knockout stages.
Ireland has both South Africa and Scotland in their pool. Can Ireland finish first in their pool and avoid a clash against the All Blacks.
Fans online were quick to notice what the Rugby World Cup draw meant for the men in green.
— Peter Cavey (@Twitspc) December 14, 2020
looking forward to watching Sexton/ Ireland being interviewed after Ireland’s 2023 Quarter Final loss. watch this space #RWC2023
— Los Pollos Hermanos (@tommmy_turtle) December 14, 2020
Ireland look all set to keep up their tradition of exiting the RWC at the quarter final. 😬
— Jonny Waters (@Jonny_W84) December 14, 2020
Just want to congratulate Ireland on losing valiantly to New Zealand in their quarter final in 2023. Great effort lads.
— James (@James_Hoggarth) December 14, 2020
nice kind draw for Ireland. just the reigning champions in their pool and then potentially trying to win a first ever quarter-final against France or the All Blacks. easy🥲 #RWC2023
— Patricia🤍 (@_PatriciaV_) December 14, 2020
Irish Rugby filmed Andy Farrell and his direct reaction to the draw. The Englishman looked calm and composed just before the men in green’s name was called. However, things quickly changed when it dawned on Farrell that they would have to beat one of the best teams in rugby history.
You have to feel for them, how can you have a draw and path to the final that is so tough.
The moment Andy Farrell knew Ireland would most likely play New Zealand in a World Cup quarter-final 😆😬 pic.twitter.com/e9TbaWdowR
— springbokbabyyy (@springbokbabyyy) December 14, 2020