LANSDOWNE CUP IRELAND VERGING UPON RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019

LANSDOWNE CUP IRELAND VERGING UPON RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019

LANSDOWNE CUP IRELAND VERGING UPON RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019

The tremendously nerve wrecking Ireland vs. Australia rugby final quarter in Sydney came to end with Ireland winning the Lansdowne Cup moving towards the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Technically speaking, the victory means that Ireland ends the season on 2nd place, New Zealand being 1st in the world rankings.

Joe Schmidt, New Zealand born Irish rugby union coach, is willing to entertain any sort of speculation regarding the Irish team will be able to make it to the Rugby World Cup semi-finals or not.


As the coach of Irish rugby team Joe Schmidt has won 42 matches out of 58 matches, which makes a winning ratio of about 70%. For the winning ratio so good, he will decide later whether to extend his contract as the Irish rugby team coach or not. However, it is clear that Joe Schmidt will be in charge for the World Cup. His existence as the Irish team coach expects a groundbreaking victory.


Not just this, but the Joe Schmidt has rooted great strength in the team, which is rare to find and can be bespoken at manifold extremities. Jack McGrath and Peter O’Mahony won their 50th rugby test match against Wallabies, despite the outclass victories they refuse to say a word about their place in the Irish starting team. Jack McGrath speaks about the Ireland vs. Australia rugby game, also mentioning about thestrength and determination of the entire squad saying, “It was amazing to watch the last 20 minutes. It just shows how far this group has come. We were under the cosh for the last 20 minutes but were able to fight back and cause them to make a few mistakes. We are a bit lucky in some things but you get the bounce of the ball sometimes and it was just one of those things and it's just incredible to be involved in a squad like this, it's a great place to be at the moment.”


The Ireland vs. Australia game was heated in the first half where Israel Folau showed his aerial presence with the Irish team captain, Peter O’Mahony, hitting the turf thrice and leaving the grounds. Despite, the team’s captain injured, the team showed remarkable performance and defense stood with an out class victory, in the second half. The events flew by in the second half, as Bernard Foley, an Australian rugby player, missed a pivotal kick, putting the Australian team at the back. Besides, the delayed TMO drama and the yellow card thing resulted as a plus point along with the Irish team’s resoluteness, as they have always been.


Peter O’Mahony held the Lansdowne Cup, which has a history connected to both Australia and Ireland and the Ireland rugby union tour of Australia of 9th June 1999.With this extraordinary win, the June test series ended, taking a step forward towards the World Rugby semi-finals.

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