Ireland vs Italy — RWC 2011
Five point summary:
- Castrogiovanni’s injury destroyed Italy’s game-plan.
- Murray and O’Gara justified their positions, their replacements were excellent when they came on too.
- Mike Ross is the silent scrum assassin.
- Ferris, and O’Brien: battering rams (with finesse) carrying the ball, and tackle magnets without it.
- Donnacha Ryan impressed again for his short period on the pitch.