Irish fans not happy at all after torrid display against Georgia
Irish fans aren’t happy at all as the national team struggled to a 23-10 victory over a dogged Georgia side in the Autumn Nations Cup.
The Irish team began to fade in the second half, a trait which has fell into their game style over the 2020 season. Georgia put in a monumental performance defensively to help keep themselves in the match.
There was some brilliant rugby on display in the game as both teams attacked more than they have in matches like this before.
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The commentators in the match complained about the lack of fluidity that the Irish had in their attack as they were not able to get a hold on the match.
Many expect this Irish team to come out firing after they were comprehensively outmuscled by England in the Autumn Nations Cup encounter at Twickenham last weekend.
Fans online were not pleased at all with the performance that Ireland put in.
Ok, so Georgia has just saved International rugby!! What a try! #IREvGEO
— Andy Nicol (@AndyNic9) November 29, 2020
Time to end the Stockdale at Fullback experiment please Andy Farrell.#IREvGEO pic.twitter.com/f22nvHpnY0
— The Northern Rugby Podcast (@North_Rugby_Pod) November 29, 2020
This hasn’t been good enough. #IREvGEO
— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) November 29, 2020
There were some bright sparks from the game, however.
Billy Burns, who recently started playing for Ireland after qualifying through residency, managed to score a try, pleasing many fans.
This will please many fans who see Johnny Sexton as a slightly weak link after struggling of late.
Delighted for @BillyBurns10 on his first game starting for us – like he spotted gap for Stockdale v England – great awareness #IREvGEO
— Iseult Cody (@iseultcody) November 29, 2020
A shame his afternoon had to end early, but Billy Burns has certainly proven he belongs at this level #IREvGEO
— Adam McKendry (@admckendry) November 29, 2020
I think Ireland have been poorer since Billy Burns went off. I don’t know if that is the reason, but I suspect it may be connected. Ref is ruining the game as well though
— Big Jim (@BigJimSUFTUM) November 29, 2020