For Andy Farrell, this was a difficult and long time in his stay in Ireland.
the patient refused him the opportunity to take his testimony on the road. Australia’s 2020 tour and the 2021 tour to Fiji could have been booked thanks to Covid-19, but this is the third chance for the coach to sign up for his team for a challenging five-season tour. play in New Zealand on Wednesday.
A veteran of the two Lions tours, Farrell saw the value of taking his team to enemy territory and testing them to the limits.
He went to the trouble of setting up two new games against the Māori to give this spin a tough game, to test his players to the last at the end of a long season.
That is, it will bring a large party to meet the demands, between 40 and 42 names expected on the list to be released by the IRFU. Joe Schmidt thinks that taking 33 to Australia in 2018 is a big team and there is a real idea that if you want to make the World Cup in France in 2023, you need to be on one of the three planes leaving New Zealand in one week. .
Exploring the land of the long white world is a daunting idea, especially at the end of a long season.
Since their last visit in 2012, Ireland have won the All Blacks three times and the relationship has changed dramatically. So the eyes of the host nation are on the tourists. The first trial was sold in Auckland and the two in Dunedin and Wellington are on that route.
It will bring a high level of focus to the players, as they face time-zone challenges, short days and winter.
Considering how much the 2019 team will compete in the World Cup in Japan, it’s tough for the players, and while it’s building a better place for the players since so he took Schmidt, Farrell would see how each of them would meet the demands. .
Although he was called upon to retire some of the former players for this trip, Farrell had no time to leave any.
This is not a development trip, but a time to make history by winning the All Blacks at home but by winning the lizard.
As for the tutorial, it’s about improving a game plan that has been very well reported over the last 12 months, while expanding the team in areas that need to be improved.
The test is not an option against the All Blacks, but the Native Americans give the next level of players a chance to have fun.
The pain and the release will open the doors and see everyone going on pitch time.
There is no doubt that Farrell has made the most of his squad and part of it has been suspended due to the Irish not making it to the final of the United Rugby Championship on Saturday due to injury problems.
Schmidt lost to two brothers Kearney and Johnny Sexton in the 2016 Pro12 final, so while the Irish winner will give it time, he may have taken the price.
However, Leinster and Ulster players will benefit from going deeper into the season.
During the tour, the Connacht delegates will not play for six weeks and Munster will be out for a month. No group of competitors did well in their performance at the end of the season.
Versatility is important when choosing a company.
Getting to New Zealand in 2022. Of course, the trip would have to be divided into three parts to get there, which would be to reduce the number of flights to the country coming out of its Covid portfolio.
In other words, Farrell is unlikely to make any final calls and there is no doubt that Ireland have considered defending another Paddy Wallace position, which is the rubble of the Ulster center’s arrival from a beach. Portugal will start against Sonny Bill Williams in a 60-0 loss. ten years ago.
So the team is the team, and so versatility is going to be an asset to have this week as players wait on the phone.
When it comes to 50-50 decisions, the ability to cover both positions can put a player on that plane.
Fitness is another challenge, with James Lowe, Michael Lowry, Tadhg Beirne, Rónan Kelleher and Robert Baloucoune – who have been released from Ulster’s loss to the Stormers – in the race to prove their worth. komo.
Farrell’s team will always see him, but there are some crunch calls to his schedule.
There was much confidence in the rights of Lowe, Lowry and now Baloucoune, with the Kiwis being the first to fight in their homeland.
This year, Lowe and Hugo Keenan were tied in the Nos. 11 and 15 jerseys and were the right -wing switch between Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Baloucoune and Mack Hansen.
Jordan Larmour’s style is the go -to and he can do a lot as he takes time and style while covering the wing, full back and center.
All of that will travel, even if Lowry is Keenan’s last if he can recover from his eye surgery. The Ulster starlet can play out of half – a valuable asset.
Jimmy O’Brien is unfortunate enough to leave that scene, but again, the Kildare native has versatility on his side and he may be the next car out of the situation.
Perhaps Ireland is the strongest, and Farrell will have to decide whether to take four or five centers with him.
Stuart McCloskey is an important player, but not in his Irish career. While he is still playing and in a better team than Bundee Aki, Farrell is likely to be loyal to the Auckland birth control center whose knowledge of the country counts as his passion.
Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose will travel as first -round picks, but James Hume will be as close and close as possible to strengthen Farrell’s arm against the Maori.
Farrell’s take on a five -yard touchdown run will depend on the knowledge of his third quarterback and Ciarán Frawley can take on that role and inspire some big hitters from the picture.
Five of the six classes were taken, with Johnny Sexton as captain and Joey Carbery as his deputy.
In the scrum-half, Jamison Gibson-Park, Conor Murray and Craig Casey were Farrell’s options and could not be changed, with strong John Cooney showing up on Saturday.
Jack Carty’s hand opened a slot as the third of the No. 10 and there’s a solid field fighting for that last slot.
Although Harry Byrne has been selected in the next line -up, the 23 -year -old has started four games out of the half for Leinster this season and will not be able to join the squad for the tournament. very important time.
Farrell chose him over previously confirmed users, but he ran through Billy Burns, Ross Byrne and Carty unnoticed.
There’s a case to be made for Munster’s Ben Healy, but Frawley may be the right man to go as a third -choice No 10 who can play in center and give Ireland another form of attack with his foul play. It’s a fixed phone.
Considering the search between games, Farrell could take the first three lines to New Zealand.
Kelleher’s shoulder is a big concern and they will do everything they can to be fit to go alongside Dan Sheehan and Rob Herring.
Ireland’s scrum is in trouble and the loosehead remains where immediate attention needs to be given to the departure of Andrew Porter to the chase box as most conditions apply.
Cian Healy is down, but he is the best option as Dave Kilcoyne is out and his place can go to Munster teammate Jeremy Loughman. Loughman is happy now but may not be enough for the elite.
In hindsight, Tadhg Furlong’s back is a bit of a concern, but he will watch and be supported by Finlay Bealham and Tom O’Toole, who gave a big show in Cape Town and could start to become a choice choice.
SECOND ROW/ROW ROW
We’ll combine these because there’s a level of cross-over, with Iain Henderson, Tadhg Beirne and Ryan Baird able to play in the locker room and the No. 6, if necessary.
Unrecorded Leinster lock Joe McCarthy had some good intentions when he joined the Six Nations team and was expected to travel, possibly driving Ross Molony out of the picture.
James Ryan, Henderson and Beirne and Farrell went to the third lock of tournament day, while Kieran Treadwell was six races.
McCarthy will be able to see his athleticism and style going to the show at the end of the month.
Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier and Jack Conan were the last team to sign up, with Peter O’Mahony providing the lead and lineout nous from the bench.
It will be hard for Gavin Coombes and Nick Timoney to break that order, as Cian Prendergast will be given another chance to cheer during Jack O’Donoghue’s good season.
The Irish group was predicted to visit New Zealand
Back three: Hugo Keenan, Mack Hansen, James Lowe*, Andrew Conway, Robert Baloucoune, Jordan Larmour, Keith Earls, Michael Lowry*.
Midfielders: Robbie Henshaw, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, James Hume.
Outsiders: Johnny Sexton, Joey Carbery, Ciarán Frawley.
Scrum members: Jamison Gibson-Park, Conor Murray, Craig Casey.
Hookers: Rónan Kelleher*, Dan Sheehan, Rob Herring.
Contributors: Andrew Porter, Cian Healy, Jeremy Loughman, Tadhg Furlong, Finlay Bealham, Tom O’Toole.
Second row: James Ryan, Iain Henderson, Tadhg Beirne*, Joe McCarthy, Kieran Treadwell, Ryan Baird.
Back row: Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan, Peter O’Mahony, Gavin Coombes, Nick Timoney, Cian Prendergast.
* Doubtful doubt
The group can face the Maori
Michael Lowry; Mack Hansen, James Hume, Bundee Aki, Keith Earls; Joey Carbery, Craig Casey; Cian Healy, Rob Herring, Tom O’Toole; Tadhg Beirne, Joe McCarthy; Peter O’Mahony, Nick Timoney, Gavin Coombes. Reps: Dave Heffernan, Jeremy Loughman, Finlay Bealham, Ryan Baird, Cian Prendergast, Conor Murray, Ciaran Frawley, Andrew Conway.
The team is available for the first try
Hugo Keenan; Robert Baloucoune, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe; Johnny Sexton, Jamison Gibson-Park; Andrew Porter, Rónan Kelleher, Tadhg Furlong; Iain Henderson, James Ryan; O Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan. Reps: Dan Sheehan, Cian Healy, Finlay Bealham, Tadhg Beirne, Peter O’Mahony, Conor Murray, Joey Carbery, Keith Earls.
Ireland Summer Tour in New Zealand (All games start at 8.05 Irish and are broadcast on Sky Sports)
Wednesday, June 29: Ireland vs Ireland, 8.05, FMG Stadium (Hamilton)
Saturday, July 2: New Zealand vs Ireland, 8.05, Eden Park (Auckland)
Saturday, July 9: New Zealand vs Ireland, 8.05, Forsyth Barr Stadium (Dunedin)
Tuesday, July 12: Hawaii vs Ireland, Sky Stadium (Wellington)
Saturday, July 16: New Zealand vs Ireland, Saturday, Sky Stadium (Wellington)