Monday, September 24, 2007

If I had to turn out against the Pumas on Sunday ...

... I'd say I was injured too.

The Irish, it seems, have been beating each other up at training today:

Munster hooker Flannery injured his shoulder when he was grounded by Simon Best, who just happens to be brother of Ulster hooker Rory ;-) Scrum-half Boss needed stitches to a cut above the eye after another clash and BO'D took a bang on the knee.

O'Gara and Dempsey are also injured, apparently their injurues happened during the match against the French and one can only assume (or hope) it's their pride thats hurt. The good news is, Geordan Murphy might just get a run out, the bad news is, so might Paddy Wallace.

The Irish will have to score four tries and beat Argentina by more than seven points in their final match to reach the quarter-finals. In the words of Tyrone Howe: it's not impossible, but it's highly improbable.

O'Sullivan names his team for the Paris showdown with Argentina at lunchtime tomorrow. Place your bets. I'm off to book Humph an easyjet flight to Charles de Gaulle.

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