Joe Schmidt may not be too pleased about the referee for Sunday's quarter-final with Argentina 6 years ago

Joe Schmidt may not be too pleased about the referee for Sunday's quarter-final with Argentina

Our scrum should probably be worried.

Ireland's scrum has generally been pretty solid through this World Cup, even if it creaked at times against France last Sunday.

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By far our shakiest day out was against Italy when the players, or Joe Schmidt, didn't seem to understand how the scrum was being refereed by Jerome Garces and his officials.

So this evening's news that the Frenchman will take charge of Sunday's clash with Argentina is unlikely to be too pleasing to the Kiwi or Ireland's front row.

Schmidt was hugely critical of Garces after the pool win over Italy when the referee appeared to change his mind on various scrum decisions.

The reaction to his appointment online has been mixed

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Although if Johnny Sexton is fit then he might not be all that bad.