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The Devastating Defeat Evokes Two Very Different Responses

The Devastating Defeat Evokes Two Very Different Responses
By Conor Neville Updated

In the wake of a crippling defeat, there tend to be two responses.

One is to express empathy for the players and merely praise them for their efforts during the competition. They tend to use the word 'bravery' a lot and utter stirring sentiments about people dying with their boots on.

The other is much more caustic and critical. This gang are more likely to point out that Ireland and Italy remain the only two teams from the Six Nations and the Rugby Championship who have yet to reach the World Cup semi finals. They will mutter darkly about the hype that accompanies this Ireland team.

This was best emphasised by the brief back and forth between Jarlath Regan and Miguel Delaney. Which side are you on?

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Here are the reactions from the some of the more soft-hearted folk. Those who have swallowed their disappointment and have just wished the boys well.      

 

   

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And now for the hard taskmasters. Those who are ruthless in their denunciations. Miguel Delaney and Ewan MacKenna are the spiritual leaders of this troupe.

 

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