Baz & Andrew's House Of Rugby - Twickenham carnage 1 month ago

Baz & Andrew's House Of Rugby - Twickenham carnage

"It was men against boys. No, that's too harsh. It was firemen against teachers."

For the third time in succession, England have handed out a royal beating to Ireland on the rugby field.

Sunday saw Ireland's Triple Crown and Grand Slam hopes dashed as England's greater physicality, gamesmanship and tactics left Andy Farrell's men reeling.

Former Ireland centre Lynne Cantwell joined Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble on Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby to look back on that Guinness Six Nations game and all the latest rugby action.

All three came up with valid thoughts on how Ireland got it so wrong and what they can do to get their championship challenge on track, against Italy and France.

While Trimble thinks Conor Murray was 'hung out to dry by the Irish ball-carriers and their tactics', he is in favour of John Cooney getting a start against the Italians.

Murphy and Cantwell both agree while also putting forward the case for Caelan Doris and Dave Kilcoyne to get starts.

"I think Cooney as well," said Cantwell. "I'm a big Murray fan but it's more just a case of giving him a chance because he's very good. Ireland were lacking that energy, which he has in abundance. It also might give Conor a kick where, like Pete O'Mahony when he was dropped to the bench, he'll perform better in the next game."

Also covered on the show was:

  • CJ Stander vs. wild pup Owen Farrell
  • Johnny Sexton's captaincy style
  • France leading the championship charge
  • Fla's ingenious way of avoiding the Guinness Pint Predictor forfeit

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Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by former Ireland centre Lynne Cantwell as they look back on England's dominant victory over Andy Farrell's side at Twickenham. The gang also discuss France's exhilarating win over Wales and Trimby tries out his Scottish accent.