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02nd Feb 2019

“I’ve seen milk turn faster than Robbie today”


Matt Williams wasn’t in the mood for pulling punches on Saturday night.

In a sobering night for Irish Rugby, anyone getting carried away about World Cup talk had their coughs softened as England showed up in Dublin and delivered a masterclass.

Physically and tactically, Ireland were dominated as the Grand Slam champions got their Six Nations campaign off to a loss with Joe Schmidt’s men outfought and outthought.

The full-time score was 32-20 to the visitors and, although there were claims that one of England’s tries was brought about after an offside, they were full value for their 12-point win and Ireland grabbed a late, late consolation to make the scoreline look better.

When it got back to the studio, Matt Williams was ready.

Virgin Media Sport provided superb coverage all night and Matt Williams offered honest analysis.

He wanted the country to admit that their arses were smacked and he took issue with the selection of Robbie Henshaw at full back.

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